Teeth Repair and Restoration
The incidence of tooth decay has significantly decreased over the years due to fluoride use and patient awareness. That is wonderful news! However, teeth are still susceptible to infections, breakage, and decay. Sometimes your teeth need restorative dentistry such as a dental crown or dental bridge treatment to get them back to good health.
We are now able to offer many options for restoring your teeth back to their normal shape, appearance and function. Some of these options include a dental crown or dental bridge. Thanks to today’s improved dental techniques and modern dental technology, we can bring your teeth back to life.
Restoring Dental Health
Restorative dentistry focuses on the health of your entire mouth by repairing the functional structures which allow you to chew, speak, and maintain a relaxed and aligned bite. Should your teeth ever require restorative treatment, rest assured that Koch Park Dental professionals will always consult with you about your available options in the St. Louis–Hazelwood area.
We’ll recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive dental treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority at Koch Park Dental as we are creating your beautiful smile!
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Thanks for the work today. Not only were you very accommodating with my schedule, but the entire staff treats me like family. Also, very impressed with the follow-up call this evening. Thanks!—Teresa G.
Reasons for restorative dentistry, a dental crown, or dental bridge may include:
- Smile enhancement.
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
- Improve or correct an improper bite.
- Prevent the loss of a tooth.
- Relieve dental pain.
- Repair broken, chipped, or cracked teeth.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth.
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
- Restore normal eating and chewing.
- Treat infected teeth and/or gums.
- Repair damaged teeth and/or gums.
- Repair deteriorating or damaged tissue.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown completely encases your tooth to restore the shape, color, and size of the tooth. A dental crown can be made up of different materials including stainless steel, metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Getting a dental crown usually requires two appointments to our restorative dentistry office in Florissant.
Your first appointment will include getting several highly accurate impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your custom crown. We’ll also use a mold to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth approximately two weeks while your new crown is being fabricated by a dental laboratory.
The second appointment is when we’ll place your permanent, custom-made crown for a lasting beautiful restoration.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is used to fill in a gap of a missing tooth in your smile. It is composed of a replacement tooth—called a pontic—held in place between two crowns on either site of a gap in your teeth. The pontics can be made of gold, alloy, porcelain, or a combination of these. Dental bridges are reinforced with natural or implant teeth. We use dental bridges to restore smiles, maintain teeth shape, replace missing teeth, or prevent remaining teeth from moving.
Missing or Damaged Teeth? Schedule a Restorative Dentistry Consultation in Florissant!
Contact our office today in Florissant today if you are in the St. Louis or Hazelwood, MO, areas and are in need of restorative dentistry treatment. We’ll give you a checkup and consult with you about your dental crown, dental bridge, or other treatment options if you are in the St. Louis–Hazelwood area.