Restorative Dentistry in Westwood

If you've been searching for quality restorative dentistry in south Kansas City, look no further than Sullivan Family Dental! Our knowledgeable dental team loves helping patients restore their smiles and get back to doing normal, everyday activities. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our team, give our office a call or fill out our contact form. We'll see you soon!

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What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dental work involves restoring a tooth back to its original function and appearance, or sometimes making it even better than it was before tooth decay, trauma, or infection got to it. Restorative dental care is an essential part of dentistry, and everything we do from installing dental bridges to oral surgery is all to keep the teeth and gums strong and healthy.

What is the difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a healing process that restores teeth and makes them healthy and functional again, or if that's not possible, replaces them with durable artificial alternatives. Cosmetic dentistry simply involves enhancing the appearance of the teeth, usually through orthodontics, professional whitening, or veneers. There is some overlap between restorative and cosmetic dentistry because when we restore a tooth with a crown, dental implant, or dentures, we always want to ensure that the tooth looks as natural and indistinguishable from the other teeth as possible.

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What should I do about a decaying tooth?

The first thing you'll want to do if you suspect or know that a tooth is beginning to decay is make an appointment with our team. Despite the home remedies that exist online, there is unfortunately no cure for tooth decay, and your dentist will have to determine if the tooth needs a filling or something more advanced like a root canal.

How much does restorative dentistry cost?

It depends on the procedure. Insurance usually covers about 80% of simple restorative treatments like fillings and 50% of the cost of more advanced restorative work. We accept cash, check, most major debit and credit cards, HSAs and FSAs, and payment plans through CareCredit®. For more information about financing your restorative dental care, please give our office a call at 913-735-1276 or visit our financial page.

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