In Tupelo, Mississippi
Routine cleanings and checkups aren’t the only dental services you need. Sometimes things happen to your teeth, and you need your dentist’s help to fix them.
Dr. Wall and Dr. Holliday will help you understand your oral health needs, diagnose oral conditions, and help you prevent dental problems. People group these services together as restorative dentistry.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Most people experience some damage, suffer defects, or have developmental problems with their teeth. That’s why regular dental checkups and cleanings are so important! These visits help monitor oral health, avoid damage, and identify when restoration dentistry is necessary.
Restoration is possible even if your teeth are decayed, cracked, missing, discolored, or chipped. Dr. Wall and Dr. Holliday develop treatment plans to restore your damaged teeth to a healthy appearance and strength whenever possible using fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants.
How Restoration Dentistry Works
When you visit our Tupelo office, we’ll diagnose your oral health condition through a visual exam, using modern dental equipment to analyze your oral structures and surfaces. If Dr. Wall or Dr. Holliday find a problem that requires restoration dentistry, we’ll create a plan that meets your unique needs.
Most restorative dental procedures are minimally invasive and take place in one visit. However, some require several visits for the full restoration. Occasionally, another specialist helps with your restoration needs, particularly for maxillofacial surgery, endodontics or prosthodontics.
Modern dental care is an expanding and changing field. Many options are available for dental restorations today, such as amalgam or composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are a visible metal compound, whereas tooth-colored fillings become invisible in your mouth.
Other modern advancements include new treatment methods, equipment, machinery, and devices.
Sometimes restorative dental care requires anesthesia or sedation. But these options mean your dental treatment is as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
Types of Dental Restoration
There’s a wide array of dental restorations available today. These procedures and treatments keep your teeth healthy, vibrant, and strong for many more years than past generations experienced.
Devices like your great-grandparents’ uncomfortable dentures aren’t necessarily your fate as you age. You may keep all your teeth for the rest of your life with the help of your restorative dentist.
The most common types of restorative dental treatments include:
- Fillings for restoration of tooth surface and to fill cavities
- Veneers to replace damaged tooth surfaces for better appearance
- Crowns to restore damaged, cracked, or chipped teeth surfaces.
- Bridges and removable partials to replace missing teeth
- Inlays and Onlays to restore surfaces of teeth
- Implants for permanent replacement of teeth
- Bonding to reshape or lengthen teeth