Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry focusing on restoring teeth that were lost or damaged due to decay, disease, infection, or trauma. Restorative dentistry techniques can restore a single tooth, or they may restore multiple teeth at the same time.
Having teeth restored prevents the complications that come with having missing teeth, such as shifting and loss of your other teeth, and bone loss to your jaw.
Dr. Kraft and Dr. Last offer several different types of dental restorations to her patients. Some of the restorations they offer include:
Each of the restorations available is intended for different purposes. For example, if you have a mild to moderate cavity, Dr. Kraft or Dr. Last may recommend a filling to restore your tooth. If you have a missing tooth, she may recommend a dental implant or bridge instead.
Regardless of the situation, Dr. Kraft or Dr. Last will explain all of the options available to you in detail so you can make an informed decision.
If you have one or more damaged teeth, Dr. Kraft or Dr. Last will begin by performing a thorough examination of the affected area. They may also ask about your treatment goals. Based on this information, she’ll recommend one or more treatment option that will restore the health and appearance of your teeth.
The cost of different restorative dentistry procedures varies considerably. In addition, some of these treatments may be covered by your dental insurance policy, while others may not. Before you begin any restorative dentistry treatment plan, Dr. Kraft and Dr. Last will provide you with a detailed quote of your expenses. Payment plans may also be available for patients who can’t afford to pay the entire cost of their treatment at once.
Some of the procedures used to restore damaged teeth would be painful for patients without anesthetic. However, Dr. Kraft and Dr. Last use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during these procedures. If you experience any pain during the procedure, tell Dr. Kraft and Dr. Last so they can give you enough to keep you comfortable.
Our office welcomes patients with or without dental insurance. Our insurance and payment coordinator will be happy to assist you in determining what type of benefits are available to you through your insurance plan. Payment arrangements for account balances are due at the time services are rendered, so please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We accept many forms of payment, including cash and most major credit cards. You can also speak with our office administrator about flexible payment options available for major dental services. If you have lingering questions concerning the financial aspect of your visit, our office administrators are on-hand during our regular business hours to answer your questions and address your concerns.