Restorative Dentistry

Enhance Your Smile With Restorative Dentistry in Wichita, KS

Restorative treatments can not only improve your smile, but they are also beneficial to your oral health. Please contact our dental practice at 316-684-4921 to request a consultation.

Your smile plays a significant role in your appearance. It is also one of the most distinguishable physical features that people notice. Losing one or more teeth can dramatically alter your smile’s appearance, but restorative dental treatments will help your teeth look their best. 

At Blyholder Family Dentistry, our staff specializes in restorative dentistry in Wichita, KS. We use innovative techniques and a careful approach to correct dental imperfections, including missing teeth. In addition, we design our treatments to improve your smile’s health and function, which could enhance your general well-being in several ways.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution for one or more missing teeth. The treatment consists of tiny titanium rods a skilled dentist implants into the gum line where a tooth is missing. The rod replaces the missing tooth root and has an attachment or abutment above the gums to fit a natural-looking replacement tooth. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

Blyholder Family Dentistry recommends dental implants to patients who want to most natural-looking smile possible after experiencing tooth loss due to an extraction, tooth decay, or periodontal disease. It’s a popular treatment for restorative dentistry in Wichita, KS.

We surgically embed the implant into the jawbone, so the structure creates a strong base for an artificial tooth. Our dentists can also use dental implants as a foundation for other restorative treatments, such as dentures and crowns. Other benefits of dental implants include:

  • Lifelike tooth replacement
  • Preserved jawbone health
  • Enhanced dental stability

Dental Implant Procedure

After consulting with one of our dentists to determine if the procedure is correct for you, we will arrange the first surgery. At that time, we will implant the rods into your jawbone through an incision in the gum line.

Healing takes three to six months to allow the implants to bond to the jawbone. Once the jaw heals, we will attach an abutment to the rod, allow another two weeks for healing, the connect the crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures are another restorative treatment that can replace one or more missing teeth (partial dentures) or an entire row of teeth on the upper or lower jaw (full dentures). They consist of natural-looking prosthetic teeth with a supporting base that mimics a gum line. 

An experienced dentist will examine your mouth and take a mold impression of your teeth to make the dentures. The mold will go to a lab where technicians will make custom replacement teeth with a flesh-colored artificial gum line of acrylic or resin. 

A complete set of dentures fits snugly against the natural gums using a thin layer of saliva to form a suction seal. Partial dentures replace fewer missing teeth using a metal frame with clasps attached to neighboring teeth. 

Benefits of Dentures

Below are several reasons to consider dentures to replace teeth:

  • Removable oral prosthetics
  • Retention of facial shape
  • Cost-effective restorative treatment
  • Better pronunciation
  • Smile restoration

Bridges

A dental bridge is a small oral device that fills a gap from tooth loss. It consists of multiple dental crowns that Blyholder Family Dentistry’s go-to dental laboratory designs to mimic the look and feel of a patient’s natural teeth. The technicians fuse the row of crowns to create replacement teeth with anchors on either side. 

People with strong, healthy teeth on both sides of a void along their gum line are ideal candidates for bridges. At our dental office in Wichita, a dentist will carefully assess the health of neighboring teeth before shaving off a thin layer of enamel from around them. This procedure allows us to fit the dental bridge snugly over the anchor teeth on both sides of the gap.

It takes about two visits with the team at Blyholder Family Dentistry to place bridges. The first appointment is to prepare the anchor teeth and take an impression of the mouth. You will receive your dental bridge on the second visit.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Benefits of bridges include:

  • Ability to chew and speak easily
  • Prevention of tooth decay
  • Long-term solution
  • Less invasive than dental implants
  • More stable than dentures

Our compassionate team strives to improve our patients’ oral health and help them feel more confident in their appearance. The experienced dentists from Blyholder Family Dentistry have years of experience transforming the smiles through restorative dentistry in Wichita, KS. To learn more about restorative dentistry in Kansas and to schedule an appointment, please call 316-684-4921 today.