Restorative Dentistry IN DRY RIDGE

Restorative dentistry focuses on – you guessed it – the restoration of your smile. Fillings, root canals, crowns, and dentures are all considered restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry saves and helps preserve the function of your existing teeth, or replaces your natural teeth with prosthetics.

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are made of a light-cured composite resin. They’re strong, durable, and come in many different shades, making them nearly indistinguishable from your natural tooth. 

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Same-Day Crowns

Did you know that you can restore your smile in a single visit? With advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology, we are proud to offer same-day crowns at Friendly Dental Co. A same-day crown is a great choice to preserve the top of a tooth when the tooth is broken or if decay leaves a spot that is too large for a filling.

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Dental Implants & Bridges

If you're looking to fill a missing space in your smile, you've got options! A dental implant or a dental bridge are both incredible ways to replace a missing tooth. While dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone, and therefore replace the tooth all the way down to the root. Not all individuals are candidates for an implant, however, and this is where a bridge comes in.

A bridge is also called a fixed partial denture, and can replace a missing tooth, or several missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges are anchored to healthy teeth on either side of a gap to support a false tooth called a pontic. A bridge is a good choice if someone is missing a tooth but they’re not a good candidate for an implant.

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Root Canal Therapy

Just because there’s an infection in the nerve of your tooth, doesn’t mean it needs to be extracted. A root canal can save your natural tooth and relieve the pain of an infection. Root canals have a bad reputation but they are actually a simple, painless procedure that can often be done in just one visit.

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Full & Partial Dentures

Full and partial dentures are an economical way to replace several teeth at once. Replacing your missing teeth with a denture means you can eat all your favorite foods and flash a smile you’re proud of!

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If most of your teeth need to be repaired due to decay or disease, or you've been in an accident that damaged your smile, we can help. A full-mouth rehabilitation can repair all the damage and give you back your smile while restoring function back to your bite.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my insurance cover restorative dentistry?

Most dental insurance plans offer some restorative coverage. Depending on your plan, it might be covered less than 100%. If you're unsure of the details of your policy, give us a call, and we'll find out for you! Whatever the case, we will work hard to help you maximize your benefits and go over all costs with you before we begin treatment.

What are the benefits of restorative dental procedures?

Restoring a natural tooth has many benefits! A restoration like a filling can help prevent decay from reaching the nerve of your tooth which can cause pain. Decay might also spread to other teeth. Crowns, bridges, and dentures help keep your jaw in its proper position so you can chew without pain. A root canal can relieve pain from an infected nerve and save your tooth from needing an extraction.

What's the difference between a dental implant and a dental bridge?

Dental implants and dental bridges effectively accomplish the same goal of replacing a missing tooth (or teeth), but they go about it in different ways.

Dental implants consist of a screw-shaped titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone to support a restoration like a dental crown. While they can help prevent bone loss, they also require a sufficient amount of healthy bone tissue to be successfully placed.

Dental bridges are the solution. Bridges replace a missing tooth, or several in a row, by attaching to healthy teeth on either side of the gap. For patients who are not candidates for dental implants, dental bridges are a great option for filling an empty space in your smile.

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