Restorative Dentistry includes all the dental procedures that help repair or replace a tooth. Restorative procedures include cavity fillings, root canals and crowns, enamel contouring, and even dental implants. The critical goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the teeth' function, health, and appearance.
If you have suffered tooth damage, decay, or loss, a wide range of restorative treatment options are available to restore your teeth to their original health. A customized plan can be designed just for you to get your smile and oral health back where they need to be.
What are the different kinds of Restorations in Dentistry?
- Dental Crowns: A dental crown can be used for many restorative purposes, but perhaps the most important use is to reinstate a tooth that has sustained significant damage or decay. A crown offers protection for the entire portion of the tooth visible above the gum line and gives back its shape and size. It can also substitute a tooth entirely when placed over a dental implant. Dental crowns are mostly made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Our dentist can guide you in selecting the best material based on your inclinations and needs. Still, porcelain is the best choice because it most closely matches tooth enamel color and appearance. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, and hence your new tooth can keep its bright color for many years.
- Dental Fillings:A Dental filling helps treat minor or moderate tooth decay that results in a cavity. They can restore a tooth's structure and function and stop the decay from spreading deeper in the tooth. A filling can also be used to conceal minor fractures or chips in a tooth to prevent food or bacteria from getting stuck in the fractured portions and restore the beauty and health of your smile.
- Dental Inlays and Onlays:Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, cover partially visible portions of the teeth. They can be fabricated from a wide assortment of materials, including porcelain, composite resin, or gold. The inlays or onlays will be fashioned to fit comfortably over your tooth, preserving its health and function and thus enabling you to use them for everyday speaking and eating. Both Inlays and Onlays restore damaged teeth, but they are a little different in their uses. An Inlay is made use of when the damage does not extend to a tooth's tips. Onlays are used when the destruction extends to the roots of a tooth. The dentist can recommend which restorative option is best to address your smile requirements.
- Enamel Contouring:At times, some minor adjustments on your front teeth can have significant appealing effects on the overall smile. Enamel Contouring is a quite simple procedure that can enhance your smile and be performed in a single appointment. This treatment involves reshaping the teeth and is carried out almost entirely to the tooth's enamel structure minimizing tooth sensitivity. The process is safe and straightforward but needs some prior aesthetic planning to carry out the treatment effectively. Conditions in which enamel contouring would be suitable include worn teeth with sharp edges and slightly crook teeth.
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