Restorative Dentistry

Rebuilding Strong Smiles

Is dental care necessary? What if your teeth don’t hurt? Studies have linked oral health with overall health, meaning that disease and infection in your mouth affects your body. It makes sense, because the mouth is an open portal to the body. Preventive dentistry can reduce the need for restorative dental treatment, like crowns and replacement teeth. However, most people will need dental restorations during their lifetime. Establishing a relationship with a trusted general dentist, and having a dental office where you feel comfortable and well cared for, will make life easier when you need a filling, crown, periodontal treatment, or replacement teeth. Still don’t think you’re prone to dental problems? Dr. Hussong and our team hope you enjoy sensational oral health for life, but the truth is:

  • At some point, most people develop tooth decay or a tooth fracture.
  • Gum disease affects about 80% of American adults.
    • Over 10% of adults are missing all of their teeth.
    • Dental caries, the disease that causes cavities, is the most widespread childhood disease.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

A dental procedure that restores health to teeth, gums, jaws, or other oral structures and surfaces, can be classified as restorative dentistry. With our restorative options, we can address chips, fractures, and even replace missing teeth, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence and ease. Modern restorative dentistry usually has a cosmetic aspect – as with tooth-colored fillings and crowns. Along with repairing damage, we want restorative treatments to improve the esthetics of your smile as well. We believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.

Why Do We Need Restorative Dentistry?

Even if you brush and floss daily, visit the dentist every six months for check ups and cleanings, and come from a long line of people with great teeth, your mouth endures extreme conditions. For the first phase of digestion, our teeth are subjected to crushing pressure when we chew foods. Add to this the temperature fluctuations of hot and cold foods and beverages, and you have the perfect storm. Then consider, over 600 bacteria live in your mouth. And you can probably thank your mom and dad for passing the disease dental caries to you when you were an infant. You should not be surprised, in light of these facts, that you may need a filling or crown during your lifetime. For some people, genetics, illness and medications, injury, or neglect leads to more significant dental problems. If you have serious dental concerns, don’t delay visiting Dr. Hussong. Dental problems don’t go away without treatment. Instead, they worsen over time. In most cases, even severe dental issues can be corrected. You don’t have to live with a dull, unhealthy smile, contact Cornerstone Dental today.

  • A Personal Invitation

    You’ll find our dental office cozy and relaxing and our team accommodating. Watch DirecTV during your appointment, and afterward, allow us to treat you to a paraffin hand dip and a warm, scented neck wrap. We will make your time at Cornerstone Dental enjoyable. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Polk City, Iowa, contact us today. We serve families from Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and surrounding communities.