What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. Restorative procedures include cavity fillings, root canals, and even dental implants. of the teeth. In some cases it’s one or the other, and in some cases it’s both.
The goal of restorative dentistry is to save teeth and also restore the natural look, shape, and feel of natural teeth by:
- Repairing damaged teeth with dental fillings or bonding treatment.
- Restoring missing parts of tooth structure with indirect or direct restorations.
- Replacing missing teeth entirely with artificial restorations, such as implants, bridges, or dentures.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry :
Improved Chewing Function : The act of chewing is a complex balancing act that requires close coordination between the jaw, teeth, and tongue to ensure that food is properly ground and crushed before being digested. Restorative dentistry is one way to help restore chewing ability
Reduced Jaw Discomfort : Misaligned teeth can cause a number of oral problems ranging from jaw pain and stiffness of the jaw muscles to persistent teeth clicking and unintentional self-biting of the gums.
Look Younger : Studies have shown that the appearance of our teeth is a key factor in how age is perceived.
Long-term Cost Savings and Preservation of Bone Structure : The preferred outcome for any dental procedure is to preserve all or part of a tooth when possible. Dental crowns (caps) preserve damaged teeth by physically encasing the remaining structure.