Restorative Dentistry Services In Warrensburg And Oak Grove, MO
Replace Missing Teeth at Ridgeview Family Dental
If you have teeth that are missing or damaged from disease, injury, or other causes, you’re likely an ideal candidate for restorative dentistry treatments. Receiving proper treatment for damaged or missing teeth is essential to prevent further problems and eliminate difficulties with eating or speaking. Untreated tooth loss can also lead to jaw deterioration and put you at a higher risk for periodontal disease—which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
Restoring your smile is about more than just boosting your aesthetic appeal—it can protect your total body wellness as well. Dr. Young provides comprehensive restorative dentistry options for all the benefits of a healthy, complete smile.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on the functionality of your smile while also improving its appearance. If things like chewing and speaking have become difficult or if your jaw bone has deteriorated due to missing teeth, restorative dentistry treatments can help get your smile back in working order. Patients can enjoy the following benefits from a restorative dental procedure:
- Restored function to their smile
- Improved appearance
- Protection from additional dental and bodily health problems
- Jaw bone preservation
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
At Ridgeview Family Dental, we believe in creating healthy and wholesome smiles. That’s why we recommend patients treat their missing or infected teeth sooner rather than later. During your consultation, Dr. Young may suggest replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge, implant, or refer you to a denture specialist depending on your unique situation. Gaps in your smile can put your adjacent teeth in jeopardy, so it’s essential to the longevity of your natural smile to fill the gap. For patients with teeth that have been subjected to tooth decay, placing dental crowns can also provide vulnerable teeth with extra protection.
Dr. Young and our exceptional team provide excellent care that restores your smile back to its natural beauty. Read more about our restorative services below.
If you have a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth, a dental crown can restore its functionality and appearance. If your tooth is too weak to support a filling, crowns are a perfect option to correct it. Dr. Young and the rest of his staff describe dental crowns (also known as caps) as a “hat” that fits over the entire area of the tooth’s surface. This helps restore it to its original size and shape as well as give it the strength it needs to function normally again. Crowns are made from all sorts of different materials including gold and even porcelain. With appropriate care, they can not only save your natural tooth but also eliminate the need for extraction.
Dental bridges can be a great solution for patients missing one or more natural teeth. A dental bridge is a restoration that consists of a pontic (false tooth) that is held in place by two supporting dental crowns on either side. The dental crowns are secured to your adjacent natural teeth to “bridge” the gap. This restorative solution can complete your smile, restoring its performance and natural beauty once again.
Dr. Young may recommend a dental implant if you’re missing between one to four teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that is attached directly to the jawbone with a titanium post. It’s a permanent replacement solution to give patients a beautiful smile that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. These advanced restorations are designed to replace a missing tooth from root to crown, integrating with your jawbone for unmatched stability.
At Ridgeview Family Dental, Dr. Young can also provide patients with full-mouth reconstruction. Full-mouth reconstruction is the rebuilding and/or replacing all teeth in a patient’s mouth. This treatment combines cosmetic treatments with restorative dentistry to improve your smile’s health, function, and beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Restorative dentistry is a field of dentistry focused on repairing and replacing damaged or missing teeth while supporting structures so that patients regain full oral function. At Ridgeview Family Dental, we offer restorative treatments ranging from tooth-colored fillings to full-mouth reconstructions.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. We offer both teeth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers at our office to help you achieve the smile you’ve always deserved.
General dentistry focuses on the overall health and wellness of your smile. With standard cleanings and procedures like dental sealants and root canals, we help patients prolong the longevity of their natural smiles and prevent oral health issues.
At Ridgeview Family Dental, we offer multiple options for tooth replacement. When you visit our office, we’ll fully examine your mouth, discuss your smile goals, and review your treatment options. Dr. Young will then create a customized treatment plan specifically for you.
Some of the tooth replacement options we offer include:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Full or partial dentures
Many dental insurance plans will cover at least a portion of your restorative treatment costs. Our dental team will always work with you to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits. If you have any questions or concerns regarding treatment costs, contact our office! Give us a call at (660)747-9117 and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Restore Your Smile
With our restorative dentistry services at Ridgeview Family Dental, we can correct a range of dental issues and completely restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. To learn more about our restorative treatment options, contact one of our locations in Windsor, Warrensburg, or Oak Grove by calling (660)747-9117 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.