Restorative dentistry is necessary when preventive dentistry is unsuccessful in protecting your teeth from damage. Although the primary function of restorative dentistry is to repair and protect your teeth, they are designed to look and feel natural or improve one’s existing appearance. Restorative dentistry procedures involve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions effecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) portions of the body.
Our practice is pleased to offer metal- and mercury-free restorations, tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, and custom bridgework that are created from biocompatible materials that are safe for your smile. For patients who suffer from extensive dental damage, we offer full-mouth reconstruction, which is a comprehensive plan to restore oral comfort, function, and appearance. Below you will find a list of the restorative procedures that we offer and brief explanations of each.
If you want to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Tulsa or have questions about the options we offer, please call 918-528-3330 or email élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges today.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Tooth-Colored Fillings– As the name says, tooth-colored fillings have replaced the old silver and amalgam fillings with fillings that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Crowns– Dental crowns or caps cover a tooth that is damaged and affects your smile or oral health.
Inlays/Onlays– Inlays fit into a tooth similarly to a filling, while onlays cover most or all of the top of the tooth. Both are milled restorations, much like a crown.
Full Mouth Reconstruction– We offer full-mouth reconstructions to renew smiles and reverse damage caused by decay, disease, or trauma.
Bridgework– If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile.
Dental implants– This technology can give you new teeth that successfully replace lost teeth. Your replacement teeth look and function just like the natural teeth you lost.
Choosing a Dentist for Restorative Dentistry
Although most dentists offer restorative dentistry, not all dentists offer the same restorative dentistry. Dr. Meghan Hodges offers restorative dentistry that is informed by her education in a number of dental fields, such as cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry. Her cosmetic dentistry training helps to ensure that every restoration is as attractive as it is functional. Her training ensures that she always takes into account the way a restoration will interact with the jaw system as a whole, ensuring that it will not contribute to bruxism or TMJ.
For more information on the restorative dentistry procedures we offer, please call (918) 528-3330 today for an appointment at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.