How restorative dentistry repairs the smile’s function and appearance

Restorative dentistry allows patients to address a range of issues within the smile. When performed by a skilled professional, these restorations and services will ensure complete functionality and aesthetic appearance. Our team at Westwyn Dental LLC in Berwyn, Illinois, helps patients choose the solutions appropriate for their unique dental needs.

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dental treatments are procedures used to repair damaged or missing teeth. These treatments range from simple dental fillings to more complicated and complex procedures like dental implants or bridges. Restorative dentistry is an important aspect of oral health as it helps restore function and aesthetics to the mouth. It also plays a vital role in preventing further damage or tooth decay to the teeth and gums.

What are some common dental restorations offered at Westwyn Dental LLC?

Our dental team is pleased to offer patients a range of dental restorations and treatments designed to repair and replace teeth. These include some of the following options:

  • Dental fillings. This is the most common type of restorative treatment and involves filling a cavity with a material such as composite resin. This helps to restore the tooth’s structure and prevent further decay.
  • Dental porcelain crowns. Also known as caps, crowns cover and protect a damaged tooth. They are made from various materials, such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of both.
  • Dental veneers. These are very thin shells made from porcelain or composite resin materials bonded over the teeth’ front surfaces to enhance their appearance and strength.
  • Dental bridges. Bridges are primarily used to replace one or more missing teeth by attaching false teeth to the adjacent natural teeth for support.
  • Dental implants. An implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed by a dentist into the jawbone to serve as the replacement for the root of a missing tooth. After the healing process, a crown is attached to the dental implant to restore function and appearance.

Dentures. These removable appliances are often used to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth, they may be partial or full dentures.

How do I learn more about tooth replacement and repair at a nearby dental office?

If you live in the area of Berwyn, Riverside, Forest Park, Forest View, Brookfield, Stickney, or Cicero, IL, and are considering your options for dental restorations, call (708) 797-9377 to request a visit to 3218 Kenilworth Avenue.