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Restorative Dentistry Storts Family Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the process of recovering a tooth’s shape and appearance back to its natural state. If your smile contains a cavity, severe tooth decay, or a damaged tooth, or if you have experienced a traumatic accident that has affected your teeth, our restorative services are the solution for you.

Restorative dentistry services take many forms, and our experienced dentists in Southern Oklahoma have expert-level experience and passion for all of them! Restorative dental care is one of the dental services we provide to the public in our Ardmore or Madill, OK, dental offices.

Restorative Dentist in Southern OK

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is focused on restoring health, aesthetics, and function to teeth that are broken, worn down or missing. It may include the treatment of gum disease, a TMJ disorder, tooth decay, or replacing missing teeth. Treating these types of concerns effectively will restore more than your smile, it can give you back your quality of life and ability to feel confident in professional and social settings. Our goal is to provide personalized treatment that meets your needs, your goals, and your budget.

Restorative Dentistry in Southern Oklahoma

Rehabilitative or restorative dental services can renew the full function of the smile by replacing missing teeth or protecting worn and weakened teeth. Your Storts Family Dentistry dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and entire mouth to fully assess your oral health. Then they will discuss your treatment option. Your dentist will build a treatment plan that will meet your oral health needs and also your personal goals. We offer a full range of restorative dentistry treatments necessary to treat your dental problems and bring back your natural smile:

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap we place over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. It will protect the tooth from further damage and give it strength. We will custom-create it from dental impressions so it fits perfectly over the prepared tooth.

Storts Family Dentistry is proud to offer CEREC dental crowns. These are advanced dental restorations that offer dental crowns in one day. Utilizing CAD/CAM technology, your dentist will prepare your tooth, scan the tooth, design the dental crown, mill it from a ceramic block, and then cement it to your tooth in a single visit. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and additional appointments. To learn more about the dental crown process, see Dental Crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are known as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a cylindrical titanium post that we surgically place in the jawbone. Over three to six months, it will integrate with the bone, serving as an artificial tooth root. This method provides a sturdy foundation for attaching dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.

Unlike using traditional dentures and dental bridges to replace missing teeth, dental implants offer a long-term solution. They do a better job of restoring oral function and will also prevent bone loss in the jaw. An implant restoration offers better stability and comfort. To learn more about the dental implant process, see Dental Implants.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and some of the surrounding gum tissue. A denture is made up of false teeth set in a gum-colored acrylic base. Their purpose is to restore the appearance and functionality of a natural smile.

There are two basic types of dentures: partial dentures, which replace some missing teeth, and complete dentures, which replace all teeth in an arch. Typically made from acrylic or a combination of materials, dentures are custom-fitted to a patient’s mouth. To learn more about the various benefits that dentures offer, see Dentures and Partials.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment addresses disorders affecting the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. A TMJ disorder will lead to jaw pain, clicking in the jaw, limited jaw movement, headaches, and pain around the ears.

Treatment options vary based on the cause of your disorder. If your TMJ disorder is related to teeth grinding, jaw clenching, crooked teeth, or malocclusion, then Storts Family Dentistry can help you find relief with TMJ treatment. We offer several treatments, including oral appliance therapy and bite alignment therapy. To learn more about the various types of treatments we offer to help you find relief from your jaw pain, see TMJ Treatment.

All on Four

All on Four is an advanced dental implant technique for full-arch tooth replacement. It involves placing four dental implants in the jaw at strategic angles in areas of denser bone. Then these four implants will support a complete set of fixed, prosthetic teeth.

This type of innovative dental implant treatment eliminates the need for an implant for each missing tooth. It provides a stable and efficient solution for those with extensive tooth loss seeking full-mouth rehabilitation. To see if you make a good candidate for All-on-4®, see All on Four.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that will replace one or more missing teeth. It is made up of false teeth, called pontics, and dental crowns. The crown portion of the bridge is anchored to adjacent natural teeth. These supporting teeth, called abutments, provide stability and hold the bridge in place.

Dental bridges will restore your smile while also enhancing your smile. They can restore the appearance, function, and alignment of your teeth. A dental bridge is a great solution to replace your missing tooth or teeth to help improve chewing ability, speech, and prevent the shifting of remaining teeth. We will custom create a bridge to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. To learn more about the dental bridge process, see Dental Bridge.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease treatment aims to address gum infections and prevent the progression of gum disease. We offer several treatments to treat the various stages of gum disease. When patients present with the disease, we determine how it has progressed and what type of treatment they will need.

Treatment for periodontal disease typically involves professional dental cleanings, scaling to remove plaque and tartar, and root planing to smooth tooth roots. Advanced cases may require surgical interventions like gum flap surgery or pocket reduction. In these cases, the dentist will refer the patient to a periodontist. To learn more about symptoms of gum disease, see Periodontal Disease Treatment.

Restore Your Oral Health With Restorative Dentistry in Southern Oklahoma

Do you need to restore your smile? Contact our Ardmore or Madill, OK, dentist offices for restorative dental care today. You may also request a dental appointment with our team online. Let us know if you have any questions or current dental concerns you would like to discuss with our team, and we will be happy to help you.