A wealth of restorative dentistry options tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals

At Benton Family Dentistry in Hot Springs, Arkansas, our goal is to get to know our patients as friends or members of our dental “family.” We work hard to understand their needs and desires and stay on top of changes that could affect the health of their teeth, gums, and mouth. 

When patients’ teeth, gums, and other oral structures are threatened by decay, disease, or trauma, Dr. Kyle Benton applies his considerable know-how and advanced technologies to resolve underlying problems and restore healthy function and smiles. 

Restorative Dentistry 

Any time we restore the health, structure, function, and aesthetics of the teeth, gums, and oral tissues and structures, these procedures or techniques can fall under the “restorative dentistry” category. 

If teeth have sustained enamel erosion, fractures, decay, or more severe internal inflammation or infection, we can rebuild the affected tooth with durable and natural-looking dental materials to restore function and appearance. 

These procedures include: 

  • Fillings to repair cavities or broken teeth
  • Conservative inlays or onlays to repair larger cavities or trauma, as an alternative to full coverage crowns 
  • Dental crowns for more extensive decay or damage to build up the visible white portion of the tooth 
  • Tooth replacement options for teeth that cannot be preserved with root canal therapy or other endodontic services; possible treatment options range from bridges to dentures, and implant-retained crowns and overdentures

Porcelain veneers or dental bonding are recommended for patients with otherwise healthy mouths to address cosmetic concerns and restore the smile’s appearance. These treatments can effectively disguise early signs of enamel erosion, such as minor chips and cracks, close small ‘gaps’ in your smile, and give you a permanently whiter smile in the process. 

Patients with diseased, receding, or otherwise damaged gums can benefit from procedures designed to restore the health and aesthetics of the gum line. Non-surgical periodontal therapies will address gum inflammation or periodontitis (advanced gum disease) while other treatment possibilities can range from gum contouring to soft tissue grafting. 

Still  other restorative treatments can resolve the pain, stiffness, and other symptoms associated with interconnected tissues surrounding the oral structures, such as the temporomandibular joints (or jaw joints) on either side of the face. We can also discuss options to balance a patient’s “bite” and smile with orthodontic treatment using clear aligners. 

Dr. B is that rare dental practitioner with the skill, knowledge, and expertise to handle even the most complex rehabilitative cases, such as full smile makeovers or reconstructions. 

As you can see, restorative dentistry means a lot of different things. All treatments are perfectly customized with your oral health goals and unique needs top of mind, with the end result being the healthy, beautiful, one-of-a-kind smile you’ve always wanted. Call Benton Family Dentistry today at (501) 623-6132 to schedule your personalized consultation, or, for your convenience, you may book an appointment online.