Restorative dentistry includes a broad range of procedures designed to rebuild or restore teeth that are decayed, damaged, or lost.
Restorative dental care goes far beyond cleanings and tooth fillings. Restorative dentistry treatments are procedures that rebuild teeth that have been severely worn down over time.
What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry uses state-of-the-art techniques to repair and replace damaged teeth. Restorative treatments can repair cracked, broken, decayed, and discolored teeth. Restorative dentistry treatments can:
- Restore health, function, and appearance to your smile
- Eliminate pain from damaged teeth
- Prevent further tooth damage
- Support oral and overall health
- Help you maintain good nutrition
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Veneers can correct tooth discoloration that may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola, or red wine, smoking, or natural aging. Veneers are a less-invasive option for crowns. They require little to no enamel removal, so they are an ideal solution for patients who struggle with dental anxiety.
A dental crown is often referred to as a “cap” because it resembles the top of someone’s hat. This specific restoration is highly effective for restoring the health and appearance of a tooth. However, it cannot be used in every situation.
Generally speaking, dental crowns can restore the strength of teeth that have been worn down through extensive use, as well as teeth that have been affected by decay or trauma.
A dental bridge can be a good option for someone missing one or multiple teeth.
When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth may shift and move into the vacant space. This can cause problems with your bite, as well as problems with your jaw joint. A bridge is a custom device that is anchored by crowns on surrounding teeth to replace the missing teeth. The bridge is permanently cemented in place and is non-removable.
The dentist shapes a dental filling to precisely replace the missing portion of the tooth, a process that also involves removing any remaining decay. Fillings can be made of a variety of materials, including composite resin, porcelain, gold, or ceramic.
Onlays and inlays are a type of restorative dental treatment that is used when a tooth has experienced trauma or significant decay.
Root canal therapy is a treatment procedure that involves removing infected tissue and bacteria from the tooth in order to preserve it. The procedure involves cleaning the tooth of all decay, removing all root canals, shaping the tooth, and sealing it.
Many people choose to receive dentures to replace some or all of their natural teeth. Dentures can replace the teeth on the top or bottom arch or both.
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