Restorative Dentistry Explained

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For optimal oral health, function, and self-esteem, a full set of intact teeth is the best course. When you have a broken or missing tooth, repair and replacement are always recommended.

All things considered, restoring your smile can mean anything from a tooth-colored filling to repair a decayed tooth to dental implants in Seattle, WA to restore a lost tooth.

Restorative Dentistry in Seattle, WA

Your dentist’s goal is to keep your teeth healthy and intact for life—not just for aesthetic purposes but also for your chewing ability and your oral health.

When teeth are missing or damaged, it does compromise your other teeth—a broken tooth can leave you vulnerable to infection, and a missing tooth can lead to migration. Migration means teeth start to slide or journey toward convenient smile gaps. This impacts your alignment and can mean future cavities and wear.

For a broken tooth, we typically provide a dental crown. This is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the tooth to the gumline. It is always designed to match your natural teeth.

At Phinney Ridge Dental, we offer tooth replacement options for missing teeth, including dental crowns and bridges in Seattle, WA, and dental implants.

Caring for Your Restored Smile

Based on the work done, your dentist in Seattle provides instructions for maintenance and upkeep. One universal best practice means visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings to lower your risks for infections, future cavities, and gum disease—all of which can compromise your new restorations or even your healthy teeth.

It’s also important to brush and floss at least twice daily, especially before bed.

Between your efforts and ours, you can expect a healthy smile for life.

Contact Our Dental Office for Restorations or to Schedule Your Next Checkup

Our dental team members are standing by to arrange your next dental visit in Seattle, WA. Reach out today to get started.

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