Restorative Dental Care
At Advanced Dentistry of Kearney, we provide compassionate, comprehensive restorative dental care services to the Kearney area and surrounding communities. Restorative dental care focuses on restoring the function, integrity, and morphology of a missing tooth structure resulting from tooth decay (dental caries), deterioration (weakening) of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth. Examples of dental restorations include bonding, fillings, bridges, crowns, and implants.
Dental restorations bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.
Dental implants replace teeth that have been removed. Implants are a small post made of titanium placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Implants are covered with a replacement tooth called a crown.
Current technology has created software that allows for computer-guided placement of implants, ensuring a precise fit and improved success rate. The implant surgery and crown placement are done at Advanced Dentistry of Kearney, so you do not have to go to multiple places to get your treatment completed. The 3-D computer imaging and advanced technology allow full control of all aspects of the process, from the surgery to the final crown placed on the implant.
Other Restorative Dental Services
Sometimes a tooth may become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, and /or large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face. As a result, other restorative dental procedures may need to be done, including:
An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are three main reasons an extraction might be necessary: a diseased tooth, crowding, or trauma. Sometimes a diseased tooth can be treated with a different restorative procedure, such as a root canal. But if the tooth is too diseased to be saved, an extraction is your best bet.
Pulp is the soft tissue inside your teeth with blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. If your pulp gets diseased or inflamed, a root canal is the best route to take. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to restore it to full function.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs
Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include
- Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
- Less blood loss from surgery.
- Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues.
- Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
- Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
- Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.
Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.
Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.
Contact Advanced Dentistry of Kearney today at (308) 237-1311 to schedule an appointment for your Restorative Dental Care needs.