Restorative Dental Treatment in Cary, NC
Restorative dental treatment is care you receive that goes beyond simple cleanings or gum disease treatments. It encompasses endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics to treat and restore function and aesthetics to teeth and their surrounding structures. Dr. Nathaniel Leedy and his team in Cary, NC provide comprehensive dental services to provide any restorative dental care you may need.
What is Restorative Dental Treatment?
There are several dental services that are considered restorative. Aside from procedures to replace missing teeth, there are two types of tooth restoration, direct and indirect.
- Fillings: These are durable, tooth-colored restorations that Dr. Leedy uses to fill areas of the tooth with less than moderate damage from cavities or breakage. Our fillings are carefully bonded to the tooth and polished so that they look and feel natural.
- Dentures: Partial dentures may be used to replace a few missing teeth in the mouth, and full dentures may be used in situations where all-natural teeth are missing. Dr. Leedy uses digital imaging technology to make partial or full dentures custom fit in the mouth and as comfortable as possible. .
- Implants: Also used to replace missing teeth, implants are crowns attached to a special type of screw that is placed in your jaw to provide a more natural-looking and feeling replacement. There are also dentures that can be done using implants as support.
- Crowns: Crowns are used to restore teeth that have a moderate to severe degree of damage from cavities or for teeth that are fractured. These restorations aregenerally fabricated by our expert lab technician so that they are custom fit to your bite. . Similar to fillings, there are various different materials your dentist can use depending on various factors, including location and patient preference.
- Bridges: These are used to replace one or more teeth. They have crowns adjacent to the location with a replacement tooth between them.
- Root Canals: This is a type of restoration that is done to try and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Typically, a crown will be placed as part of the root canal to protect the tooth.
Benefits of Restorative Dental Care
There are many benefits of restorative dentistry, from relieving pain and improving function to improving the appearance of your teeth.
- Improve chewing function/jaw discomfort: Broken, missing, or infected teeth can cause discomfort in your jaw and can also make it difficult, or painful, to chew.
- Look younger/improve appearance: Restorative dentistry can improve your smile in different ways, either by replacing missing teeth or fixing cracked and broken teeth. This can also make your smile appear younger and less strained.
- Avoid/fix pain: Teeth that are infected or broken can cause severe pain, particularly if the nerve or root of the tooth is involved. Missing teeth can cause pain when you have to adjust how you chew, causing more stress on the remaining teeth.
- Save money by preventing major dental issues: Much of restorative dentistry can prevent needing major dental work in the future. Cavities that are not promptly treated can continue to grow and lead to teeth that may not be able to be saved. Additionally, missing teeth can allow cavities to form more easily due to gaps between the teeth and can also cause your remaining teeth to shift to compensate for missing teeth. This can lead to tooth grinding and tooth sensitivity.
Tooth restoration is important, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to prevent further problems that necessitate major dental procedures. Most insurances cover the majority of teeth restoration services, and our office can assist with determining which services your insurance will cover and at what cost, if any, to you. If you are in need of restorative dental care, Dr. Leedy and his team can help with restoring your smile in as comfortable and comprehensive way as possible.
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Bonded Fillings and Crowns
Bonded fillings are the restoration of choice to seal a hole in your tooth caused by tooth decay.
Bridges and Partials
Non-surgical solutions for missing teeth. Click below to view our options for the perfect smile.
How to Find Us
Our office is located seconds away from the Whole Foods Market in New Waverly Place!
Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Select Fridays: 7 AM – 1 PM