Restorative Dentistry in Omaha
What is restorative dentistry? It’s extra care and treatment for your teeth if you have a dental injury, tooth infection, missing teeth, or other dental concerns. Some of the most common restorative treatments are cavity fillings, tooth implants, and root canal therapy. At Today’s Dental, we can restore your oral health and provide dental care tailored to fit your needs. Our restorative services can get you back to a smile that looks and feels great!
If we see signs of a cavity during your exam, we may recommend a composite filling. These types of cavity fillings are tooth-colored, so they blend in naturally with your other teeth. They are also smaller than traditional silver fillings, so the preparation is faster and the fillings are less noticeable. Oftentimes we can remove the cavity and place the filling during your routine appointment!
Dental crowns, or caps, are placed on top of cracked or otherwise damaged teeth to provide protection and strength. Our team at Today’s Dental is able to design, fabricate, and place crowns in a single visit using the CEREC® same-day crown system. We also offer dental bridges which replace a missing tooth by connecting to crowns placed on either side of the gap. A false natural-looking tooth sits in the gap to complete your smile.
At Today’s Dental, we have the ability to provide start-to-finish dental implant care, meaning we can place the dental implant, create and add the natural-looking restoration (crown, bridge, or implant-stabilized denture), and even perform bone grafts if we find your jawbone isn’t strong enough for an implant. We can also fit you with comfortable, natural-looking dentures that stay in place and let you eat, speak, and smile with ease again. Dental dentures can help you look more youthful too since they prevent your cheeks from sagging, which can occur with missing teeth.
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. If we determine that an extraction is necessary, we may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or schedule another visit for this procedure. Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, one of our Omaha dentists may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.
If you have a damaged or infected tooth, we may recommend root canal therapy to remedy the problem in a way that allows us to preserve your natural tooth. We remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth with a filling or crown. We work with you to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during the root canal procedure.