Get Your Smile Back

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
October 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

If your teeth have some issues like cracks, chips or broken or missing teeth, you could benefit from restorative dentistry. This branch of restorative dentistrydentistry does just what its name implies: restores your smile. If you think you could benefit from restorative dentistry, you can find out more with Dr. Gary Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA.

Common Problems Solved By Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry procedures often fall under other dental classifications in addition to restorative. Some common issues solved by restorative dentistry include:

  • broken teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • worn teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • missing teeth
  • decayed teeth

Restorative Dentistry Procedures 
Depending on the cause of your tooth issue, your procedure will vary. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown to restore the worn biting surface of a tooth or stabilize a tooth with a large filling, such as after a root canal. Dental veneers or bonding can repair a chipped tooth. Choosing between the two usually boils down to the other restorations the patient has, how much money they would like to spend, and other procedures they desire. Dental implants can replace missing teeth. This option is the most effective and permanent option to fill in your gaps.

Restorative Dentistry in Pittsburgh, PA 
Dentists will recommend restorative dentistry in many cases. However, before placing any restorations, the teeth should be free of any tooth decay or gum disease. In the case of these conditions, your dentist may need to perform procedures like a periodontal cleaning or dental filling.

Additionally, a strong at-home oral care routine will keep your dental restorations clean and healthy, preventing them from failure. Brush twice a day and floss at least once. Seeing your dentist twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings will keep your teeth and dental restorations alike free of decay-causing plaque and tartar and allow your dentist to catch problems with your smile early when they are most treatable.

For more information on restorative dentistry and what it can do for you, please contact Dr. Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA. Call (724) 719-2866 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Machiko today!