What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative Dentistry is restorative dental care used to repairing missing parts of your teeth structure or replacing missing teeth lost due to tooth injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. Your teeth structure can be lost as a result of a car accident, cavities, fractures due to tooth weakness, or the deterioration of a previously placed restoration.
Most practicing dentists offer restorative tooth treatment to restore damaged teeth and to restore your smile. Smiles are important. Restorative dental solutions include:
Fillings: Amalgam, silver fillings, Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings Gold fillings
Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is permanently cemented over a damaged tooth. The cap takes the place of a tooth’s natural protective cover. The goal is to restore the tooth’s function. The objective is to restore the tooth to its original shape and size (as much as it is possible). Crowns are also considered to be cosmetic as they improve a damaged tooth’s appearance.
Bridges: A dental bridge is bigger versions of a dental cap and is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Essentially, the bridge is two or more crowns that are placed the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth.
Implants: A dental implant is an artificial tooth with an extension that takes the place of a tooth's missing root. The dental implant takes the place of the missing tooth root and is placed in the jaw bone where the missing tooth once occupied.
Root Canal: Root canal a procedure used when a tooth’s root is damaged and the unhealthy tooth tissue is removed and the empty space is filled. Root canals are repairs to the root in an attempt to save the non-effected area of the tooth.