If you have lost a tooth or experienced severe cavity damage, restorative dentistry may be what you need to recover your lost smile. A restorative dentist at Housh Family Dentistry can provide you with gentle, quality treatment to restore your smile. Restorative dentistry repairs teeth that have been damaged through accidents or natural decay. Some of the most common procedures include caps, crowns, and bridges. A restorative dentist will examine your teeth and recommend the most beneficial treatment. Once the best options for restoring your teeth are determined, he or she will explain how long the procedure will take to complete and how much time is generally needed for healing. Usually a restorative dentistry procedure takes more than one visit to fully complete the process.Most restorative dental procedures include the use of a crown or a bridge to repair broken or missing teeth. The main difference between these two types of repair appliances is that a crown is permanently affixed to what is left of a broken tooth. A bridge is a prosthetic tooth that fills the gaps left behind by lost teeth. The prosthetic teeth bridge the gap between existing teeth. Your dentist will create crowns for the teeth on either side of the bridge to hold it in place permanently. An experienced dentist at Housh Family Dentistry will be able to give you a bridge or crown over the span of a few visits.Once you and your dentist have determined the correct restorative dentistry procedure you require, you can expect to visit the dentist's office several times over a few months for preparation and repair work. The first visit will probably be for a thorough cleaning and preparation of the area to be restored. Subsequent visits will involve the actual repair work. If you have several teeth to be crowned, your dentist will probably recommend that they be done a few at a time to reduce the trauma to your gums and mouth. You will likely be fitted with temporary crowns at first, then have to come back to have the permanent crowns put in place. Once all of the procedures are complete, your teeth will look natural and beautiful, as if there had never been a problem.Trauma to the mouth and losing teeth not only affects your dental and oral health, but has a bad effect on your self esteem as well. At Housh Family Dentistry, offers several high-quality restorative dentistry treatments for patients who have suffered trauma to their mouth and teeth.Contact us to schedule a consultation with a restorative dentist.