Restorative Dentistry | Nottingham Dental

At Nottingham Dental, we offer services like cosmetic fillings, onlays, porcelain crowns, root canals, bone grafting, and sealants. Please continue reading for a discussion of our restorative dentistry services.

Restorative Dentistry

At Nottingham Dental, our primary goal is to ensure that you maintain and retain your original teeth for as long as possible. However, sometimes teeth need to be removed or they get seriously damaged. In that case, it’s necessary to seek restorative dentistry treatments that save as much of the teeth as possible or replace them effectively if necessary.

At Nottingham Dental, our world-renowned dentists Dr. Chen and Dr. Yan provide a wide range of the best restorative dentistry service such as cosmetic fillings, onlays, porcelain crowns, root canals, bone grafting, and sealants. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of our restorative dentistry services.

Composite Fillings

Almost everyone suffers from cavities and dental decay at some point in their lives. If you don’t observe proper oral health or if you avoid dental deep cleaning sessions, you’re likely to suffer from dental decay at some point. When plaque and tartar accumulate in your teeth, you have a high risk of suffering from bacterial infections, which leads to the formation of cavities in your teeth. If you don’t treat these cavities promptly, they may lead to other issues like gum disease and tooth loss.

Composite fillings are the best way to seal cavities and fractures. In the past, cavities could only be filled with metallic or silver amalgam fillings, but they eventually lead to discoloration and they stood out prominently. Cosmetic fillings is a procedure in which the dentist pours tooth-colored composite resin into the cavities and hardens it. Composite fillings are extremely strong and durable — but, most importantly, they look just like enamel and blend in with the rest of your teeth. As such, composite fillings are the best way to restore your teeth to health and make them look natural.

Onlays

Composite fillings are the simplest and fastest means of treating cavities and fractures. However, composite fillings may not always be suitable. To get composite fillings, the dentist has to remove a large part of your tooth. As such, if you have large cavities, the dentist can’t go for fillings because they’ll have to remove a large part of your healthy tooth as well. Furthermore, composite fillings aren’t suitable if the cavity or decay has spread to the cusps of your teeth.

That’s where onlays come in. Dental onlays are made of tooth-colored materials like porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. This is a procedure in which the dental onlay is bonded to the surface of your tooth over the fracture or cavity to seal them up. This procedure is minimally invasive and it strengthens your teeth perfectly. The only issue is that the dentist will have to take impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory so they can prepare the onlays, so you’ll have to go for two sessions. 

Porcelain Crowns

If your teeth are extremely damaged — beyond repair — then neither composite fillings nor onlays may be suitable. If your teeth are extremely chipped, fractured, broken, or if they’re weakened because of a root canal procedure, the dentist may recommend porcelain crowns. This is a procedure in which the dentist places a dental crown or cap over your existing teeth to cover them up and strengthen them.

The porcelain crown looks and functions like an actual tooth. Porcelain is tooth-colored and its texture most closely resembles that of an actual tooth, making it one of the best tooth replacement options available. During the procedure, the dentist will have to shave your existing tooth down to a small stub so the dental crown can be attached over it. Once the crown is in place, it will be indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth and you can also maintain it as you would your teeth in general.

Sealants

The molars comprise deep grooves and ridges that can often serve as a bedrock of bacterial infestation and can lead to serious dental decay. Sealants refers to a procedure in which the dentist paints a thin plastic coating over the ridges on the molars to seal them shut and prevent a bacterial infection from occurring. This is usually done when children first get their permanent teeth but adults can also seek this treatment if they haven’t had cavities or fillings in their molars. It drastically reduces the risk of cavities. 

Bone Grafting

If you’ve gone through a gum disease or tooth loss, it’s possible that some of your alveolar bone (the bone that support your teeth) may have shrunk in size. When that happens, the dentist has to use bone grafting procedure to help with bone regeneration and restore oral health. The dentist uses bone graft material from different sources and plants it behind the gum tissues of the missing tooth to facilitate bone growth. This procedure is necessary if you want dental implants but don’t have enough jawbone structure.

Root Canals

Root canal is a crucial procedure that you have to go through if your dental decay has advanced to the pump chamber. Your root canal hosts the pulp, blood vessels, and nerves in your tooth. If you suffer from dental decay or bacterial infection in the pulp chamber, the dentist has to remove all of the infected pulp and nerves. Following that, they have to clean up the hollow cavity of your tooth, seal it, and place a dental crown to protect the weakened tooth. This procedure is crucial because it’s the only way to save your tooth from complete decay and eventual tooth loss.

Schedule your Restorative Dentistry

Nottingham Dental is the best restorative dentistry clinic in Katy, TX, and we have some of the best and most highly-qualified dentists in the country. We thoroughly examine your dental condition and only recommend procedures that are absolutely necessary for your overall dental health. For more information, please schedule your restorative dentistry today.