Dr. Doyle Freano offers comprehensive restorative dentistry services in his Lexington, KY dentist office. A highly trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Freano has dedicated many hours of post-graduate training and education to treating adult patients with complex problems. He treats patients with worn teeth, broken teeth, missing teeth, TMJ disorders, and advanced gum disease. Dr. Freano focuses on both function and aesthetics, by frequently incorporating cosmetic dentistry into his treatment plans. His patients achieve natural-looking, comfortable, and functional smiles.
Restorative Dentistry in Lexington, KY
Restorative dentistry is focused on restoring the health and function of a patient’s smile through procedures that can repair, realign, or replace teeth. Dr. Freano will evaluate your dental health, discuss your personal goals and budget before creating an individualized plan of treatment that best suits all of your needs.
He will never recommend unnecessary procedures and always consults with patients before getting started for the best possible outcomes. Restoring oral health is important for not only your dental health but overall physical well-being. Having a comfortable and functional smile has an impact on the ability to eat and speak normally. Dr. Freano works with patients to ensure that the dentistry they receive will meet their expectations while supporting long-term oral health.
Restorative Dental Procedures
Dr. Freano may recommend any of the following restorative procedures, or a combination of dental treatment options. For the best results, he will first evaluate your oral health history. He will conduct preventative dental services before any restorative services are done. Cosmetic dental services may be combined with your treatment for the best results:
- Dental Implants: Implants can replace severely damaged teeth, or teeth that are missing in crucial areas of your mouth. They can also support a dental bridge or dentures for a permanent fit.
- Dental Crowns: With dental crowns, you can restore your bite function after a root canal, or cover deep stains not repairable with teeth whitening.
- TMJ Treatment: Alleviate constant jaw pain, frequent headaches, and teeth grinding during sleep with TMJ treatment.
- Periodontal Therapy: Periodontal therapy addresses gum disease at the root. Scaling and root planning can also significantly reduce symptoms.
- Dentures and Partials: Replace consecutive missing teeth, or a full row of teeth, with a removable denture.
- Dental Bridges: Close the gaps in your smile that missing teeth leave behind with a dental bridge.
Restorative Care for A Long-Lasting Smile
Later in life, our gums may recede, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. Gum recession can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma, periodontal disease, vigorous brushing, and genetic predisposition. Root exposure is problematic. This is because root surfaces are covered by a material called cementum. Cementum is much softer than enamel and more susceptible to decay.
For this reason, older patients must take special care to brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly to ensure that root cavities do not occur. Regular dental visits are also important, as a dentist can ensure a properly fitting denture. Dentists can also examine the mouth for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer. These problems are highly treatable when caught early. We understand those aesthetics are also important to our older adult patients. Our dental team can address both tooth damage and loss while improving the look of the smile.
Receive Affordable Dental Care Today
Dentistry is often something people sacrifice because they think they can’t afford it. As a result, “little” dental concerns can develop into “big” dental problems. Dr. Freano accepts most dental insurance as an out-of-network provider and will file your claims on your behalf. Many restorative dental treatments can also be phased to spread costs over a period of time or to take advantage of HSA funds. If you require restorative dental care, call 859-554-1586 or schedule a dental appointment online. Please let our team know if you have any further questions or dental concerns. They will be happy to help.