Restorative Dentistry in Meridian, ID
Do You Believe Your Smile Needs Some Attention?
It is not normal to be diagnosed with cavities with regular frequency. At Restoration Dentistry, we don’t just treat the decay and move on. Our main goal is not only to restore teeth function and appearance, but also to figure out the disease process behind the problem and ensure these issues do not continue.
No matter how complicated your case might seem to be, our team at Restoration Dentistry will find the proper treatment for you. We have vast experience, and our office is equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure top-quality restorative dental care.
Restorative dentistry includes the following dental treatments:
We can solve anything from minor problems like small cavities to big complications such as multiple teeth loss. However, we always encourage our patients to visit the office at least every six months to catch dental issues on time and solve them with simpler and more effective treatments and procedures.
Restorative Dentistry Benefits
Why invest in restorative dentistry?
When you have your teeth restored, you also recover the functionality of the teeth – this means that you can chew and speak like you used to. Dr. Clayton uses materials that mimic enamel and dentin to restore the function and health of the damaged teeth.
No one likes having a toothache, and when cavities are left untreated, it can result in more pain and money down the road. If dentists spot them before it’s too late, they could restore them with a simple filling and save you from acute tooth pain.
Our skilled dentist uses the best materials and has in-house technology to create seamless fillings and other dental restorations. You can expect that your restorative work will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dr. Clayton and his staff are absolutely amazing! He answered all of my questions and I left the office excited about my dental care moving forward which has never been the case before. I feel well-informed and am extremely excited about this holistic approach to dentistry. Cannot recommend this place enough!’’
- Holly Horch
The doctor even took the time to touch base on the rest of my medical history and urged me to take care of myself in every facet. They truly care about not just your teeth but you as a whole.’’
- Enma Wagster
How Restorative Dentistry Works
We are committed to removing dental decay in a respectful, conservative way. If you need restorative work, we will make sure it will last a long time.
- Treatment Planning Every case is unique and requires different procedures, so once Dr. Clayton has completed a comprehensive evaluation and reached a diagnosis, he will talk with you about the best course of treatment.
- Biomimetic Restorations Biomimetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that is higher quality, preserves more of the natural tooth structure, is minimally invasive, and lasts longer due to the use of new technology, materials, and a world-class bonding system.
- Keeping You Comfortable We strive to help you feel at ease and everything in our office has been designed with you in mind. We offer weighted blankets, noise canceling headphones, and built-in entertainment. Nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) is also available to ease dental anxiety. Talk with Dr. Clayton at your initial visit to make a plan to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
- Should I have my tooth extracted instead of trying to save it?
Unless strictly needed, no dentist would advise a patient to have a tooth extracted when there is still a chance to save it. But with biomimetic dentistry, Dr. Clayton is able to save teeth that otherwise may be diagnosed as hopeless. Dentists can restore severely damaged teeth using materials and techniques that no one could have dreamed of only a few decades ago.
- How can I replace a missing tooth?
There are multiple options available to clients, 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 might suit more reduced budgets, like full or partial dentures or dental bridges.
- Do I need a crown or a filling?
That depends on how much structure the affected tooth has lost. Crowns are an aggressive treatment and require removing healthy tooth structure. At Restoration Dentistry, we try to preserve as much dental tissue as possible, so a filling will always be our first choice. Biomimetics also allows us to provide inlays and onlays on teeth that might otherwise be crowned.
- What is the most popular material for fillings?
Nowadays, the most frequently used restorative material is composite resin. Composite resins are a tooth-colored material that closely mimics natural enamel’s texture, transparency, and shade. When bonded properly, it also imitates the flex and function of enamel and dentin. Composite restorations are durable and highly esthetic and are 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. There are various reasons tooth wear occurs such as night grinding, clenching, diet, medical conditions (sleep apnea), or a problem with the patient’s bite. Dr. Clayton offers a highly researched program that determines the cause of the wear with corresponding treatments. Our dentist can build affected teeth back up using composite resins or bonding. He also provides in house night guards, if necessary.