Restorative Dentistry in Portland ME
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The way your smile looks and feels matters. That’s why at Thrive Dental Studio, Dr. Figueiredo and his trusted team are committed to offering the best in restorative dental care to help patients achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Restorative dental treatments could be required for a variety of reasons. Even patients who practice excellent oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist regularly may still need restorative dental work at one point or another due to factors, such as trauma, tobacco use, consuming acidic foods, and genetics.
If you are suffering from damaged, broken, or discolored teeth, Thrive Dental Studio is here to help. Here’s what you should know before scheduling your free consultation to learn more about how restorative dentistry could benefit you.
Restorative Dentistry at Thrive Studio Dental
Restoration dentistry is an umbrella term for a number of modalities used to address various dental diseases, such as caries and fractures, by removing and replacing compromised tooth structure with a strong, natural-looking material to restore the function and esthetics of the tooth. In some circumstances, this would entail a direct restoration, such as resin restoration, or an indirect restoration, such as a crown or an onlay.
What Are the Benefits of Restorative Dental Work?
Restorative dental work can be life-changing for a patient struggling with damaged teeth. Along with restoring the function of a patient’s mouth, allowing them to eat and chew with comfort and ease, restorative dental procedures are effective at alleviating pain, protecting weak teeth from experiencing further damage, and preventing minor problems from progressing into bigger ones. Best of all, restorative dental treatments can improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, boost their confidence, and save them money in the long run.
What Restorative Dental Procedures Do You Offer at Thrive Dental Studio?
At Thrive Dental Studio, we are proud to offer teeth reconstruction treatments in the comfort of our own office, including both direct and indirect restorations. The most common procedures we offer include:
- Crowns: A “cap” that encompasses a damaged tooth to restore its natural appearance.
- Bridges: Made up of two or more crowns to “bridge” the gap from one or more missing teeth.
- Inlays and onlays: A minimally invasive procedure used to restore and strengthen a damaged or decayed tooth to its original condition.
- Whitening: A procedure that uses professional strength products, such as bleach, to lighten the shade of one’s teeth.
- Implants: A permanent, natural-looking replacement for one or more missing teeth.
- Veneers: A thin, custom-made “shell” that covers a damaged tooth to restore its natural appearance.
- Fillings: A treatment used to repair a tooth damaged by decay or caries.
- Dentures: Prosthetic devices that are used to replace missing teeth that can be removed.
How Expensive is Restorative Dental Work?
The cost of a restorative dental procedure will depend on the type of dental insurance the patient has, as well as the condition of their teeth and necessary treatment plan. While this is true, teeth reconstruction tends to be less expensive and more conservative than the invasive dental work that could be needed if dental problems are left untreated.
Why Would Someone Need Restorative Dental Work?
Restorative dental procedures are extremely common and are often needed by patients of all ages. The most common reasons that a patient may need restorative dental work are:
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Weak teeth
- Esthetic concerns
Why Should a Patient Choose Thrive Dental Studio for a Restorative Dental Procedure?
Dr. Figueiredo and his experienced team are proud to offer excellent clinical skill, modern techniques, and state-of-the-art materials for every patient that walks into their office. Of particular note is our attention to proper isolation, which is imperative for modern restorative treatments that are often neglected by many dentists.
Don’t live another day with a damaged, uncomfortable smile. Contact the friendly team at Thrive Dental Studio in Portland Maine to schedule an appointment. Improve your smile today!