Restorative Dentistry in Katy

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring the health and function of the teeth and mouth. It encompasses a wide range of treatments designed to repair or replace damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is not only to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile but also to improve your oral health and overall quality of life. With restorative dentistry, you can regain the confidence to eat, speak, and smile without discomfort or embarrassment.


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Restorative dentistry can also help prevent future oral health issues.

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The Restorative Dentistry Treatment Process

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Comprehensive Dental Examination

The first step in the restorative dentistry process is a comprehensive dental examination. Dr. Smith will thoroughly examine your oral health, including your teeth, gums, jaw, and bite. The examination may also involve digital X-rays or 3D imaging to gain a detailed view of your oral structures. This step is crucial to identify any underlying issues and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

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Discussion of Treatment Options

Once the examination is complete, Dr. Smith will discuss the findings with you and present the various treatment options. She will explain each option in detail, including the procedure, benefits, potential risks, and costs. This step is designed to help you make an informed decision about your oral health care. Dr. Smith believes in patient-centered care, which means your comfort, preferences, and goals are a priority in choosing the right treatment.

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Implementation of Treatment Plan

The final step is the implementation of the chosen treatment plan. Depending on the complexity of your case, this may involve one or more visits to Collective Dentistry. Dr. Smith and her team are committed to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the treatment process. They use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver high-quality, efficient care with minimal discomfort.

Types Of Restorative Dentistry

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a common restorative treatment used to repair teeth affected by decay or minor damage. The procedure involves removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and filling the space with a durable, tooth-colored material. Dental fillings can restore the function and appearance of your tooth while preventing further decay.

Lab-Made Crowns

Lab-made crowns are custom-made restorations that cover the entire visible part of a damaged tooth. They are used when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired with a filling. Crowns can restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of your tooth, allowing you to eat and smile with confidence.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that replaces one or more missing teeth. The process of installing the dental bridge will involve placing crowns on the two adjacent teeth and cementing them together to support the new tooth in between.

The advantages of having a dental bridge are numerous including better chewing ability, improved speech, less sensitivity from exposed roots, and an overall improvement in oral health due to supporting natural teeth.

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Restorative dentistry can significantly improve your oral health and quality of life.

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What issues can restorative dentistry solve?

Restorative dentistry comes with many benefits such as preventing tooth decay, keeping your mouth healthy, improving your overall appearance! Restorative dentistry can restore the form and function of damaged and missing teeth and prevent further damage from occurring. Also, if you’ve experienced dental trauma due to an injury or an accident, restorative dentistry can help you get your smile back!

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What are the benefits of restorative dental procedures?

Restorative dental treatments seem like a daunting process that many people would rather avoid. However, thanks to modern techniques and advanced technology, restorative dentistry is more comfortable and convenient than ever! By getting restorative dental treatment when needed, patients can avoid future complications and more costly procedures. Restorative dentistry not only restores your oral health, but also gives you back your confidence and improves the overall appearance of your smile.

What is considered a dental emergency?

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A dental emergency is any condition that requires immediate attention and which you cannot treat yourself. This includes persistent toothaches, oral pain or discomfort, broken or chipped teeth, missing dental work, and bleeding gums. Contact our office right away to get the emergency treatment you need.

Is restorative dentistry covered by insurance?

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Some insurances cover at least a portion of the cost of necessary restorative procedures, but the extent of your coverage may vary based on your policy. For example, your dental insurance provider may cover a simple filling or root canal but may not offer full coverage for dental implants. To better understand your coverage, we recommend getting in touch with your insurance provider to understand your financial responsibility, if any. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have and would be glad to help you maximize your insurance benefits at our office.

Did you know…

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About a quarter of American adults are missing all of their teeth. Restorative dentistry can help you avoid tooth loss altogether.

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