Because tooth damage and tooth decay are so common, dental restorations are often required to protect teeth and prevent further damage. In fact, nearly 99% of patients will require at least one restoration in their lifetime due to tooth decay. Restorative dentistry is an important component of maintaining a healthy smile and preventing tooth loss. This is because a tooth, unlike the rest of the body, cannot self-repair.
When a restoration, such as dental veneers, fillings, crowns, and dentures, is required, Dr. Morris will explain your dental restoration options and develop the best treatment plan for your needs. In addition to restoring the shape and size of a tooth, restorations can also improve the appearance of your smile. For example, dental veneers can conceal imperfections such as chips or cracks while a crown can cover a worn down tooth so that neighboring teeth are supported and a patient’s bite maintains proper alignment.
The cost of dental restorations varies substantially. The amount of restorative work needed and the type of restorations required will affect the cost. There are many types of restorations and they each possess different benefits. For example, fillings are used to treat small areas of decay while a crown is a restoration that covers an entire tooth above the gum line. Materials used to craft a restoration also affect the price. In our office, we do not use metal in our restorations. Porcelain restorations are slightly more expensive than metal restorations, but they’re a healthier solution and have a very natural appearance.
Receiving a dental restoration is a long-term investment in your oral health that can prevent the need for costly and invasive procedures in the future. Our team will work with your budget and file your treatment with your insurer to help you maximize your benefits.
To schedule an appointment for restorative, general, or cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Morris.