A cluster of dental treatments and dental prosthetics designed to restore the damaged teeth and gums is known as restorative dentistry. When there are issues diminishing the beauty of your smile, especially the problems that cause functional limitations or impact the health of the teeth and gums, then it's never too late to bring back your dental well-being.
This is a complete smile makeover, and many of these treatments also cure issues like gum disease, severe tooth decay, and age-related enamel issues for a complete restoration of form and function.
What can be cured by restorative dentistry?
If you are suffering from more than one of the following issues, then you are an apt candidate for restorative dentistry:
- Missing teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Enamel erosion
- Yellowed, discolored teeth
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Inflamed, infected gums
- Infected tooth pulp
- Advanced tooth decay
- Recessed gums
What are the examples of restorative dentistry?
- Fillings or porcelain inlays/onlays are that in which the teeth can be filled with gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, or tooth-colored plastic materials called composite resin fillings. It is one of the most common types of restorative dentistry.
- Crowns are "caps" that are tooth-shaped and placed over a tooth. They help in restoring the actual shape and size, giving strength and appearance as well. They are also used in holding a bridge in place or cover a dental implant.
- Bridges fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The false teeth are made to "bridge" and get anchored on either side by crowns and get fixed permanently in place.
- A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed surgically into the jawbone under the gumline, which lets the dentist mount alternate teeth or bridge into that area. You don't have to be shy about that gap in your teeth anymore.
- A denture is a removable or fixed replacement of artificial teeth for the teeth that are missing and the tissues surrounding it. Dentures are of two types; complete and partial.
- These are some specific ways of restoring your smile. Now, you don't have to be ashamed of the way your teeth look when you smile, instead show them up confidently.
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