Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

As you age, or if you have not taken great care of your teeth with daily brushing, flossing,
regular dentist checks and general health, your teeth will deteriorate over time. Neglect can
cause tooth decay and great discomfort or pain that can really disrupt your daily life. And you
will then require restorative dentistry to fix teeth and oral health problems.

The aim of restorative dentistry is to restore and/or replace damaged teeth. The restorative
dental procedures our qualified team in our dental practice have trained in will restore your teeth and relieve you of the pain tooth problems cause. These procedures help your oral health to return to normal and keep you pain free and healthy.
A restorative dentist may install fillings, crowns, implants, dental bridges or dentures depending on your situation. This helps repair damage to your teeth and gums.
Restorative dentistry can also be preventive. For example, when a dentist restores one tooth, it helps to protect the surrounding teeth from further damage.

Why You Might Need Restorative Dentistry?

When you will need restorative dentistry will depend on your oral health and the condition of
your teeth and gums. Your dentist will examine your mouth and teeth and take x-rays,
photographs, scans and perhaps create study models to determine any procedures that may help you.

- Restorative dentistry can address the following:
- Tooth decay - Damaged or missing teeth
- Misshapen, chipped or crooked teeth
Your dental professional can advise you on what treatments are available, what the likely
outcomes are for those options and provide you with an estimate of cost for treatment.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry has many benefits. Removing disease and stabilizing the oral environment so that it is healthy has a large impact on one’s general health. Apart from relieving immediate pain and discomfort in the mouth a healthy mouth greatly reduces the likelihood of heart disease, poorly controlled Diabetes and impacts many other illnesses in a positive fashion.
Needless to say a beautiful smile hugely improves a person’s self esteem and allows the
confidence to live their lives feeling assured and happy to engage.

Types of Procedures for Restorative Dentistry

These are some of the restorative dentistry procedures you might choose.
1. Dental Implant – this procedure involves the implant of a structure into bone that will replace
a missing tooth. It looks like a real tooth and functions as one.
2. Root Canals – this procedure removes pulp inside a tooth. A dentist then fills the gap with a
material similar to a cavity filling that prevents infection. Often root canals then require a crown
to protect the tooth from further damage in years to come.
3. Fillings – cavities lead to tooth decay that then creates a hole in a tooth causing pain. A
dentist then uses a filling to stop infection and further decay.
4. Crowns – usual dental fillings no longer work for extensive decay and severely cracked teeth.
This is when a dentist uses a crown to preserve damaged teeth and allow you to eat properly
5. Veneers – dentists install a veneer on teeth to make them look good again. This is typically
recommended when a patient has misshapen, misaligned or chipped teeth.
6. Bridge – this is a possible option for those who have a missing tooth or needs to extract one.
A bridge comes with an artificial tooth and two crowns. The dentist places the crowns on the
surrounding teeth. These hold the bridge and replacement tooth in place.
7. Dentures – dentures are a possible alternative, if you have teeth that cannot be restored or
you need to replace missing teeth.

Talk to us about your teeth and we'll help determine the right dental procedures done to have your teeth looking natural in no time!

Call us on 07 827 5079 now.