Missing, damaged, or broken teeth can't function as they should. And, if left untreated, they can lead to severe dental and overall health problems. Kristopher Oroz, DDS, offers restorative dental services at Katy Trails Family Dentistry in Katy, Texas. Dr. Oroz and his experienced team expertly treat, repair, and restore missing and damaged teeth. If you need restorative dentistry, call his practice today or email the office to request an appointment.
Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring or replacing missing or damaged teeth. Your teeth play a vital role in allowing you to chew your food and bite down and in maintaining your facial structure and jaw bone health. Missing or unsightly-looking teeth can affect your appearance and self-confidence while compromising your oral health.
Dr. Oroz works with you to rebuild your dental arches and restore your tooth function. He explains your options and helps you decide how to move forward.
As its name suggests, restorative dentistry treats any situation where your teeth need restoration. Dr. Oroz recommends restorative dentistry if you have the following:
Ignoring a tooth that needs treatment can lead to serious complications further along. If you're unsure whether you need a dental restoration, schedule a consultation to be sure.
There are two forms of restorative dentistry: indirect and direct. Indirect tooth restorations typically involve customized tooth replacements, such as dentures, dental bridges, and crowns. Direct tooth restoration treats minor issues with the tooth itself and takes the form of fillings.
Here's a closer look at the most common types of restorative dentistry.
Dentures are fixed or removable dental installations. They're used to replace entire arches of missing or mostly missing teeth, and the procedure takes several weeks as Dr. Oroz creates, fits, and adjusts the dentures for optimum comfort.
Crowns, sometimes called a cap because they sit over the natural tooth or an artificial tooth root, look just like a natural tooth. They have multiple uses, including holding a damaged tooth together, covering a large filling, and restoring a tooth's appearance.
A bridge is a fixed dental device used to replace multiple — usually adjacent — missing teeth. It uses crowns or dental implants to hold the replacement teeth in place, creating a secure anchor.
Fillings are a substance used to fill the hole or cavity created by dental decay. You can get silver and gold fillings, but many of Dr. Oroz's patients prefer tooth-colored material such as resin or porcelain for a more natural appearance.
Your teeth play an important role in your overall health. Make them your priority when you partner with the team at Katy Trails Family Dentistry. Call today or request an appointment online.