a healthy restored smileExperiencing dental trauma can be scary and overwhelming. At Thayer Dental Care, we can help restore any damage that your teeth have been through with our restorative dental services. Sometimes, with severely damaged teeth, the best option is to remove the tooth or teeth and replace them with a new artificial solution. 

Not only does restorative dentistry help restore the look of your smile, but it can also help improve your overall oral health. In our office, we offer different restorative procedures that can help you in almost any situation. Please see below for details: 

Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings are commonly used after a cavity has been removed from the tooth and needs to be filled. The composite resin material used provides a strong fix that can withstand the daily pressures of your teeth. 

Dental Crowns: After a severe cavity is removed and has left less than half of your natural tooth standing, it may be difficult to fix with a simple filling. Dental crowns are artificial tooth caps made to take the new shape and function of a chipped or missing tooth. The crown is custom made and then bonded to the remaining portion of your regular tooth. To learn more about tooth crowns, read the page Same Day Crowns here on our website. 

Dental Implants: Once you are missing a tooth or have to get a tooth pulled, the best way to restore your smile completely is through a dental implant. Dental implants consist of two main components. The metal implant itself is placed into your jaw bone surgically and functions as the new root of the tooth. The second part is the tooth crown. Just like the crowns used for major cavities, implant crowns are custom made to fit your smile and then are secured onto the implant. 

Dentures: When your natural teeth have started to deteriorate or fall out, you can restore your entire smile with a fresh set of dentures. Dentures are made of artificial teeth and gums that can be secured in your mouth to restore your full smile. 

Restoring your smile is our pleasure here at Thayer Dental Care, but we also want to help you protect your teeth from any further problems. Attending your twice-a-year cleanings and taking proper care of your teeth at home can help you prevent cavities and keep your teeth healthy and strong. 

If you regularly participate in physical activities, we would suggest wearing an athletic mouthguard. Mouthguards are made of a thick dental plastic that protects your teeth and your tongue during sports and other intense activities. Athletic mouthguards help prevent your teeth from breaking or getting knocked out due to physical trauma. 

If you are in the Thayer, Missouri area, we want you to know that we are here to help you with whatever restorative or other dental procedure that you may need. Please give us a call to learn more about the services we offer or to set up an appointment.