Restorative Dentistry – Rio Rancho, NM

Restore Your Smile’s Health and Appearance

Woman in dental chair smiling after restorative dentistry treatment

Even with the best type of care, teeth still experience wear and tear over time. At some point, you may find that a tooth has been cracked or damaged in a way that requires professional attention. Dr. R can design a custom solution just for you, so you can keep your smile healthy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Call Southwest Dental today to schedule a consultation, so you can say goodbye to unwanted dental damage thanks to restorative dentistry in Rio Rancho, NM.


Why Choose Southwest Dental for Restorative Dentistry?

  • Natural-Looking Dental Crowns
  • Sedation for More Comfortable Care
  • Friendly, Encouraging Team

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Closeup of smile compared with tooth colored filling shade chart

Even a small cavity can eventually threaten the well-being of your entire tooth if they’re left alone for too long. To address the damage, we’ll remove the already decayed parts of the tooth and replace the missing dental structure with composite resin. This material is much more natural looking than the metal amalgam that was used to make fillings in the past; once it has been appropriately shaded, it will look just like the rest of your tooth.


Dental Crowns

Dental crown on fingertip

Crowns are basically caps for decayed, broken, or worn-down teeth. They’re typically recommended for any situation where the tooth is still salvageable but cannot be repaired with a filling alone. Your crown will be personalized to fit exactly over the tooth in question so that it can seal away any bacteria that might try to slip through cracks or holes in the enamel. Southwest Dental offers various kinds of crowns, many of which can be shaded to match your natural teeth.


Root Canals

Model tooth used to explain root canal treatment

Many people have a mistaken idea about root canal therapy. Instead of causing pain, it puts a stop to it! The treatment is performed whenever decay has reached the pulp at the center of the tooth, causing an infection. Root canal therapy involves removing the inflamed pulp along with any bacteria inside the tooth; this prevents the infection from spreading any further and relieves any discomfort you might have been experiencing.


Tooth Extractions

Metal clasp holding a tooth after extraction

Some teeth are simply infected, damaged, or decayed beyond repair. If we find that other forms of restorative dentistry are no longer viable, removing the affected tooth before it causes further harm to the rest of the mouth may be the best remaining option. We can use dental sedation to keep you calm and comfortable while we remove your tooth, and we will make sure that you’re fully aware of what replacement options are available.

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