O’Fallon Dentist Helps You Understand The Restorative Treatments Available

Written by Dr. Brace on Apr 12, 2016

If you are currently suffering from dental damage, you want to seek effective treatment as soon as possible. Prompt treatment will help you minimize your risk of further damage and secondary infections.

If you want to learn more about how our O’Fallon dentists treat dental problems, keep reading this short article. We are reviewing some of the treatments that we commonly use to help patients overcome damage and infections.

Cavity removal + fillings: if you have a dental cavity, our team can remove the damaged tooth structure, and then fill the tooth with an inert substance, so that it looks and feels whole again.

Root canal therapy: teeth that are severely infected or damaged—meaning that the inside of the tooth (where the dental tissues and roots reside) is affected—may need to undergo root canal therapy. During this treatment our team clears away the inner core of the tooth, dental roots, and any damaged dental tissues. Then, we can sterilize the remaining healthy tooth structure, before restoring the tooth with a crown.

Dentures and Dental Implants: for people suffering from tooth loss, our dental team offers a number of treatments that replace missing teeth. Dentures, for example, are used to replace consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, are stand-alone replacement teeth, which means our team can use them to replace any number of teeth—from one to a whole smile! Every dental implant has a titanium root that holds the replacement tooth in place permanently in the patient’s jawbone.

These are just a few of the restorative treatments that we provide in our dental office. The exact treatments that we use to help you will depend on the current state of your smile, as well as your treatment preferences. So feel free to call our O’Fallon dentists to get more information and to schedule your personal consultation!