RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IN Lawrence, KS
A second chance for a good first impression.
DOES YOUR SMILE NEED SOME TLC?
Restorative dentistry services at Legends Dental provide an all-in-one solution to fix or replace your damaged or missing teeth, leaving you with a smile that radiates confidence.
If your situation seems to be a difficult one to solve, don’t panic; our knowledgeable team of dental specialists has you covered. With their extensive experience and access to cutting-edge technology, they’ll find the perfect treatment to restore your teeth’s function and appearance.
Our restorative dentistry services include a wide range of dental treatments to cater to all your dental needs.
Whether you’re dealing with a tiny cavity or a major tooth loss, our expert team can handle it all with ease.
But hey, don’t just take our word for it; experience our services for yourself! We highly recommend that our patients make it a habit to visit our office at least every six months. This will help us quickly catch potential dental issues and treat them with simple yet equally effective procedures.
So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your next appointment with us now, and let us take care of your smile!
Restorative dentistry benefits
When you have your teeth restored, you also regain the teeth's functionality, allowing you to eat and communicate normally once more. Dentists are able to recreate the broken teeth's precise anatomy.
Nobody enjoys having a toothache, and cavities left untreated can result in more pain and expense. Regular dental visits can help your dentist spot cavities early and restore them with a simple filling or crown.
Our skilled dentist...Learn more about our dentist... uses the best materials and works closely with lab technicians to create seamless fillings, temporaries for crowns, and other dental restorations. You can expect that your restorative work will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
How restorative dentistry works
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of damaged or missing teeth? Well, we’ve got some good news for you!
Our restorative dentistry services aim to bring back the beauty and function of your smile. Each case is unique, so our expert dentist in Lawrence, KS, will thoroughly examine your teeth and discuss your treatment options.
While some patients only require a simple filling, more complex cases may require various procedures. But don’t worry; Dr. Ward will explain all the alternatives, and we’ll find the one that works best for you.
We understand that the thought of injections and restorative treatments can make some patients feel anxious. That’s why we strive to create a relaxed atmosphere at Legends Dental. We use numbing gel before all injections, and for those patients who are particularly nervous, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help ease worries.
Our goal is to make every appointment pain-free and comfortable for each patient. Don’t let your damaged teeth bring you down! Get a second chance with our highly skilled dentist at Legends Dental.
Book an appointment with us today and discover how we can transform your smile!
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Restorative Dentistry: Frequently asked questions
- Should I have my tooth extracted instead of trying to save it?
Dentists can restore severely damaged teeth using materials and techniques that no one could have dreamed of only a few decades ago. Unless strictly needed, no dentist would advise a patient to have a tooth extracted when there is still a chance to save it. Before doing any extraction, our dentist will evaluate if there are any other viable options, like root canal treatments or fillings.
- How can I replace a missing tooth?
Multiple options are available to patients, but the gold standard in tooth replacement is dental implants. No other restoration achieves the same results in terms of functionality and aesthetics. However, we also offer alternatives that meet all budgets, like full or partial dentures or dental bridges.
- How long does a crown last?
It is hard to determine the exact lifespan of a crown, as it depends on multiple factors. But, with proper care, a patient can expect a dental crown to last up to 30 years.
- Do I need a crown or a filling?
That depends on how much structure the affected tooth has lost. We try to preserve as much dental tissue as possible, so a filling will always be our first choice. But our team will place a dental crown when the damage is too extensive or the tooth has been root-filled.
- What is the most popular material for fillings?
Nowadays, the most frequently used restorative material is composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that closely mimics natural enamel’s texture, transparency, and shade. Composite restorations are durable and highly esthetic and usually are the restorative dentist’s top choice.
- What is tooth wear?
Tooth wear is the loss of external layers of the teeth due to natural or pathological wear down. It’s usually a consequence of night grinding or clenching, but sometimes other factors are involved, like diet, medical conditions (sleep apnea), or a problem with the patient’s bite. Our team can build the affected teeth back up using composite resin or bonding and fit custom-made night guards to prevent it from happening again.