You may have heard the term “restorative dentistry,” and wondered what it means. You’re not alone! Dentistry is a complex field of medicine that has many branches. Restorative dentistry is one of those branches with a variety of treatments that can do a lot to improve your oral health!
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on repairing and restoring the smile’s health. Whether teeth are damaged from dental trauma or decay, restorative dentistry can help patients regain healthy, fully functioning smiles.
Fillings are a common restorative dental treatment. They are used to help repair holes in teeth caused by decay. One of the many benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that we match the filling to the shade of the tooth so it completely blends in!
Root canals are a revolutionary restorative dental treatment that can actually save a natural tooth. They alleviate pain that is caused by damaged or infected pulp inside of the tooth. After the infection is removed, the remaining tooth is strengthened with a filling or dental crown.
Dental crowns are an extremely versatile restorative treatment because they can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues. Crowns are tooth-colored caps that can be cemented over a damaged or weak tooth. They can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Dental Bridges & Dentures
Dental bridges and dentures are restorative treatments designed to replace lost teeth. Bridges are dental prostheses that have dental crowns on each end and fake, replacement teeth in the middle. As their name implies, they are designed to “bridge” the gap in a smile. Dental bridges are designed to blend in with your existing teeth so they look completely natural. Dentures are durable prostheses with realistic-looking teeth and gums that can replace a full or partial arch of teeth.
Dental implants are an extremely versatile restorative procedure. They are one of the most popular treatments for patients who have lost a permanent tooth. A biocompatible post is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Over the next few months as the mouth heals, the post fuses with the jawbone and becomes a permanent, sturdy foundation for an artificial tooth. Generally this will be a dental crown, but dental implants can also be used to anchor dental bridges or hold dentures in place.
Restore Your Smile at Dental Salon
At Dental Salon in Cedar Park, TX, we are pleased to offer our patients state-of-the-art restorative dentistry. Our mission is to improve the health, functionality and appearance of your smile. Please contact our office to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation!
This post was written by My DentalSalon