Frequently Asked Questions
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the area of dentistry focused on restoring the health and look of your smile following tooth loss or tooth damage. Using one or a combination of restorative dental procedures, our team works to strengthen your tooth foundation while addressing and improving cosmetic concerns.
Who is a candidate for restorative dentistry?
Patients with one or more missing teeth or those with damaged teeth may be a candidate for our restorative dental services.
How do I know which restorative dental procedure is right for me?
If you have one or more missing or damaged teeth, our restorative dental services may be right for you. A thorough consultation with our team will allow us to assess your oral health history, evaluate the health of your teeth and gums, and discuss any dental concerns you’d like addressed. This will help us determine the unique combination of restoration services will get your smile looking and feeling its best.
What options do I have for tooth replacement?
If you are in need of restorative dental services that correct gaps caused by missing or damaged teeth, there a number of options to consider. Dental bridges, implants, and dentures are each utilized as a form of tooth replacement.
What’s the difference between dental bridges, dentures, and implants?
Dental bridges are a restorative dental procedure that correct gaps caused by missing teeth. Bridging existing teeth together, a bridge may be created from metal, porcelain, or ceramic and is anchored in place with your natural teeth or through the use of a dental implant. A denture, on the other hand, is a removable prosthetic that is customized to fit your mouth while restoring the function and appearance of your smile. Implants are the longest-lasting, seemingly permanent solution to tooth loss that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth. Though non-removable like a dental bridge, an implant requires a healing process and surgical implantation of a titanium post to which a tooth replacement is eventually attached.
How do I prepare for my restorative dental consultation?
Your restorative dental consultation will involve a thorough assessment of your oral health history and evaluation of your tooth and gum health. During this consultation, our Champions Dental team will also take the time to discuss your concerns and answer any questions. Understanding what functional and cosmetic corrections you would like addressed with our restorative dental services will help us provide detailed information to get you started quickly.
Does insurance cover restorative dental procedures?
Restorative dental services that protect the integrity of your teeth and prevent further damage caused by decay may be covered by insurance. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine coverage. During your consultation or first appointment, our team will be happy to discuss cost and payment options and communicate with your insurance provider.