Restorative Dentistry in Durango, CO
From tooth replacement to complete mouth restoration, we can help! Call us for a consultation at 970-247-9549.
Restorative dentistry encompasses several procedures and treatments for damaged and injured teeth. Poor oral health, infections, genetics, injuries, and trauma can all take a toll on your smile and lead to tooth loss.
At Kent T Haynes DDS, we provide our patients with comprehensive restorative dentistry in Durango, CO, from fillings and crowns to dentures and implant restoration. We are ready to help you customize your smile restoration plan and get you the results you’re seeking.
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Dental Restoration (Fillings)
Dental fillings are the most common type of dental restoration. They are used to seal cavities and repair broken, cracked, and worn teeth.
During a dental filling procedure, we anesthetize the damaged area and surrounding tissues. Then, Dr. Haynes removes the damaged areas of the tooth or any tooth decay. Next, he will clean and disinfect the area to eliminate any remaining bacteria.
Dr. Haynes applies the filling material in layers and uses a special light to harden the material between layers. Finally, the filling is trimmed and polished.
Dental crowns go over your tooth like a cap, restoring the shape of the tooth. Crowns are used for cosmetic purposes to cover discolored or misshapen teeth.
Crowns are also part of restorative dental procedures, including dental bridges and dental implant restorations. Dr. Haynes also uses them in root canal therapy, forming the protective barrier for the tooth as it heals after the treatment.
Dental bridges are a prosthetic dental treatment for teeth restoration. They consist of a metal framework with dental crowns attached to them. A bridge may replace a single missing tooth or be used to replace multiple teeth.
Dental bridges are a crucial part of dental implant procedures and full mouth smile restoration.
Full Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. When you’re missing all of your teeth, we recommend full dentures. If you still have some natural teeth, partial dentures may work for you.
Full dentures are custom-made while your mouth heals from the tooth extraction. It can take two to three months to complete the dentures and make them ready to wear.
Another option is immediate dentures, which can be made before the extractions and are ready to wear after healing. However, as your mouth heals, the dentures may become a bit loose and require more visits for adjustments.
Partial dentures replace a group of missing teeth when you still have natural teeth. Some include metal frameworks, while others mount on gum-colored bases.
Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implant restoration replaces a missing tooth or teeth by combining restorative treatments and prosthetics. It is not used for cosmetic purposes but only to replace teeth lost to injury or gum disease or extracted due to deformity or severe decay.
Learn More About Teeth Restoration
For more information about restorative dentistry and to learn what Dr. Haynes can do for you and your smile, call 970-247-9549 to schedule a smile evaluation.