Restorative Dentistry – Lincoln, NE

How We Preserve Damaged Teeth

The jaw muscles are the strongest in the body; biting down can exert up to 200 pounds of pressure! Over time, this pressure can wear down even highly durable tooth enamel. At Parks Family Dental, we aim to help patients maintain their natural smiles for a lifetime. To that end, we offer several restorative dentistry services to strengthen and ultimately save decayed or damaged teeth. Contact us to learn how we can preserve your smile for years to come with restorative dentistry in Lincoln, NE!

Animated smile during restorative dentistry treatment

Why Choose Parks Family Dental for Restorative Dentistry?

  • Long-Lasting Zirconia Dental Crowns That Look 100% Natural
  • Digital Impression Technology for Comfortable & Accurate Results
  • Experienced Dentist Who Listens to Your Unique Needs

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Animated smile with tooth colored fillings

Traditionally, treating a cavity meant getting a filling crafted from an amalgamation of metals. These fillings not only shone a spotlight on your dental work, but they often caused painful temperature sensitivity over time. Instead, Dr. Parks uses tooth-colored fillings made from a biocompatible material called composite resin. After color-matching the filling for seamless results, we apply it to your tooth, where it forms a tight seal against sensitivity as well as future decay.

Dental Crowns

Animated smile during dental crown placement

A dental crown can repair a severely decayed or damaged tooth when a filling alone is not sufficient. By placing one of these tooth-shaped “caps” over the entire visible section of a tooth, it’s protected from further damage while also restoring the tooth’s original structure and function. Like fillings, dental crowns have traditionally been made from dark metals, but we prefer using natural-looking materials like zirconia. They’re durable enough to shield your tooth without compromising the appearance of your smile.

Root Canal Therapy

Animated smile during root canal therapy

If you have an intense and persistent toothache, the nerve-filled pulp in the center of the tooth may have become infected. In this case, root canal therapy may be our only option to save the tooth from needing an extraction. This procedure involves removing the damaged pulp, replacing it with a synthetic material, and reinforcing the tooth by fitting a dental crown over it. Contrary to popular belief, root canals shouldn’t be painful since we numb your mouth beforehand. In fact, they’re meant to relieve your tooth pain by removing the source of it.