Dr. Doyle Freano offers comprehensive restorative dentistry services in his Lexington, KY dentist office. A highly trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Freano dedicates 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. Furthermore, 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 after our completing our treatments. Keep reading to learn more about restorative dentistry and the restorative dental care services we provide.
Restorative Dentistry in Lexington, KY
Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring the health and function of your teeth and gums using procedures that can repair, realign, or replace teeth. Dr. Freano will evaluate your dental health and discuss your personal goals and budget before creating a custom 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 deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries to the mouth and teeth. He and his team provide care for people who may have problems with the structure or function of their mouth or teeth.
For the best results, he will first evaluate your oral health history. Then he may conduct preventative dental services before starting restorative procedures. He may also combine cosmetic dental services with your treatment for the best results. Dr. Freano provides the following restorative procedures, and can also combine dental treatment options for a full mouth reconstruction.
Implants can replace severely damaged teeth, or teeth that are missing in crucial areas of your mouth. They are artificial teeth that a dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon places in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of titanium, a metal that is similar to bone. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or many missing teeth. Our dentist can also use them to anchor dentures and prevent them from slipping. They can also support a dental bridge. To learn more, see Dental Implants.
With dental crowns, You may commonly see a dentist use a dental crown to restore your bite function after a root canal. However, did you know that this dental restoration is great for cosmetic issues? For example, our dentist can cover deep stains that are not repairable with teeth whitening using crowns. To learn more, see Dental Crowns.
Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint in the jaw that allows for movement. It connects the lower jaw to the skull and is comprised of three bones: The mandible and two temporal bones.
If you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you are likely living with pain. Alleviate constant jaw pain, frequent headaches, and teeth grinding during sleep with TMJ treatment from Dr. Freano. To learn more, see TMJ Treatment.
Periodontal therapy addresses gum disease at the source. Your dentist or periodontist can complete this type of therapy in two ways: nonsurgical and surgical. The nonsurgical treatment is done by scaling, root planing, and polishing. This treatment can help to reduce inflammation and bacterial growth on the gum line. Scaling and root planing is the most common procedure to alleviate periodontal disease issues and significantly reduce symptoms. The surgical treatment includes removing diseased tissue from the bone or tissue surrounding it. To learn more, see Periodontal Therapy.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Replace consecutive missing teeth, or a full row of teeth, with a removable denture. Dentures come in a wide variety of materials and types. The most common material for dentures is acrylic resin, which is a strong and flexible plastic that has a light color. We provide modern dentures, partial dentures, and implant-secured dentures. To learn more, see Dentures and Partials.
Close the gaps in your smile that missing teeth leave behind with a dental bridge. The dental bridge is an artificial replacement for a single missing tooth. For most bridges, the dentist removes one or more teeth and places two crowns on the remaining anchor teeth. To learn more, see Dental Bridge.
Restorative Care for A Long-Lasting Smile
Later in life, our gums may recede, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. A number of factors can cause gum recession, 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 their dentist regularly to ensure that root cavities do not occur. Regular dental visits are also important, as a prosthodontist 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 that aesthetics are also important to our older adult patients. Our dental team can address both tooth damage and loss while improving the look of your 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. We can also phase many restorative dental treatments to spread costs over a period of time or to take advantage of HSA funds. If you require restorative dental care, call 859-251-3809 or schedule a dental appointment online. Please let our team know if you have any further questions or dental concerns. We will be happy to help.