What is restorative dentistry? At its core, it’s how a dentist restores patients’ smiles to their optimal function and aesthetic state. This includes everything from replacing missing teeth, to protecting infected teeth, to fixing toothlessness.
Mark C. Marchbanks D.D.S. has been providing restorative dentistry services in Arlington, TX for decades. Keep reading to learn what the primary restorative services are and what that can mean for you.
A dental implant is a way to replace a missing tooth along with its tooth structure (or “root”). Dr. Marchbanks is the Arlington implant dentist who’s been performing implant consultations and procedures for decades, with all the requisite experience to ensure patients receive the treatment that’s best for them.
Dental implants have their pros and cons just like any dental treatment. That said, the advancements in implant technology in the last five years have been game-changing for millions of patients in the U.S. Today, dental implants help half a million patients each year restore their smile in a beautiful and functional way.
Root canal procedures are performed when the nerve of the tooth has become infected or the pulp of the tooth has been damaged. The root canal is the removal of the infected tissue before re-sealing the inside of the tooth and placing a crown on top.
In other words, a root canal saves a patient from losing that tooth entirely.
Root canals, also known as endodontic treatments, have a reputation for being highly uncomfortable. However, the procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a normal filling placed. And with how painful a tooth infection can be leading up to a root canal, patients are grateful to get to the chair and be rid of the infection when the time comes.
Full and partial dentures are both solutions for patients who have lost teeth. In each case, dentures are designed to look natural and fit perfectly for the patient.
Some patients consider dentures as a more economical alternative to dental implants. Others prefer them because of the convenience of removing and replacing dentures with ease. Whatever the case, Dr. Marchbanks starts with a consultation to discuss all the options for tooth replacement and toothlessness to find the right solution for each patient. After all, in the end, Dr. Marchbanks is the Arlington restorative dentist who always provides the right solution on a case-to-case basis. No patient ever undergoes a procedure just because it’s “what we offer.” Contact us today to identify the best solution for you.