No matter how well you take care of your teeth, there may be times in life when you need restorative dental care, such as a filling, crown, or a tooth replacement option such as a dental implant. From traumatic injuries to infections and decay, a number of issues can lead to the necessity for restorative dentistry. When tooth pain strikes or cosmetic issues such as cracks and chips occur, patients in the Greensboro, NC area can trust Dr. Steven Hatcher to relieve their pain and restore their smiles back to health.
"Restorative dentistry" is the area of dentistry that is devoted to the integrated care and management of oral health issues and repairing or replacing broken or damaged teeth. The end goal of restorative dentistry is not just to make your tooth look normal again—though it certainly does that!—but also to help bring your mouth back to a healthy, functional state so that you can speak, chew, and smile with ease. The term “prosthodontic dentistry” is sometimes used interchangeably with "restorative dentistry."
When most patients think of a dentist fixing a tooth, the first thing that comes to mind is getting a filling in a tooth with a cavity. But thanks to advances in dental technologies and materials, that is just one of many restorative dentistry options available to patients to help save their teeth or to replace a missing tooth with a natural-looking, functional alternative. Restorative dental care is used when issues occur that cause a portion or all of a tooth to become damaged, such as:
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Depending on the nature and extent of the damage to your tooth, one or more treatment options may be a good fit for your needs. Dr. Steven Hatcher will recommend the most minimally invasive options possible to help restore your dental health and maintain a natural-looking, beautiful smile. These may include either direct tooth restorations, which involves preparing your tooth and placing materials into it or on it to restore its health and function or indirect restorations, which are customized tooth replacement options. Common dental restorations we provide at the practice of Dr. Steven Hatcher are described in more detail below.
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have been told that one or more teeth need to be extracted, there is no need to put off seeing the dentist. With comfortable and effective restorative dentistry options, Dr. Steven Hatcher in Greensboro, NC can help return your smile back to health in no time so you can get back to doing the things you love, pain-free.