Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Key City Dental Studio

Karen Key, DDS

General Dentist located in Abilene, TX

Restorative dentistry helps to improve your smile and your dental health. Karen Key, DDS, of Key City Dental Studio, located in Abilene, Texas, offers a wide variety of restorative treatments, including fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. For a consultation with Dr. Key, call or schedule an appointment online.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry refers to services Dr. Key and her team at Key City Dental Studio offer to replace missing teeth or restore form and function to damaged teeth.

When you have missing or damaged teeth, it can cause:

  • Misalignment issues
  • Diminished self-esteem
  • Increased risk for periodontal disease
  • Increased risk for further tooth loss or damage

By replacing missing or damaged teeth, it not only improves your overall appearance but helps to keep your mouth and the rest of your teeth healthy.

What causes missing or damaged teeth?

You may have missing or damaged teeth as a result of:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Lack of dental care
  • Gingivitis or periodontal disease
  • Cavities
  • Facial trauma
  • Abscess

Ongoing quality oral care is very important and starts with good habits at home. Both adults and children can decrease the risk of these problems by seeing Dr. Key regularly for dental exams, which can detect problems that could lead to tooth loss or damage.

What are some kinds of restorative dentistry services?

The restorative dentistry services Dr. Key offers include:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures, partial and full

These services are done in-office at Key City Dental Studio, often utilizing the expertise of dental labs or other partners to get you the best and most natural-looking restorations possible.

What do restorative dentistry treatments entail?

Restorative dentistry services require different procedures and amounts of time for treatment. For some, such as crowns or bridges, more than one visit is required.

Before completing your dental restoration, Dr. Key must remove all the decay or infection in or around the tooth or teeth in need of restoration. This may require:

  • Tooth extraction
  • Time to heal
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Root canal
  • Periodontal care

Once Dr. Key treats the underlying cause for missing or damaged teeth, she begins your restorations; either the same day or after you have had time to heal. Crowns, bridges, and dentures require you to have impressions made of your teeth. A trusted dental lab creates these restorations, and you return later to have them placed.

Call or schedule an appointment online with Key City Dental Studio to see how restorative dentistry can help you.