Restorative dentistry restores missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, bridges, crowns, veneers, full and partial dentures, and dental implants are among the operations handled under restorative dentistry, specifically prosthodontic dentistry. Fortunately, even if your teeth are broken or destroyed, corrective and restorative dentistry may restore your face to its former glory.
Missing Teeth Replacement
Restorative dentists strive to maintain natural teeth to the greatest extent possible. But if teeth are lost, implants, full or partial dentures, and bridges are all restorative options.
Because gaps are critical points for plaque-causing germs to accumulate, sealing in void space in the teeth may hopefully minimize cavities in the remaining teeth. Since you don't have as much surface area to mastic with when you have missing teeth, your surrounding intact teeth are put under more strain.
Options for Restoration
You must examine all physical and financial concerns while selecting a restorative dental option. Many restorative dentists will strive to save your natural teeth if feasible.
Types of Restoration Dental Care Procedures
You have numerous solutions for correcting cracked, rotting, injured, or missing teeth and regaining a healthy and attractive smile. Your dentist will employ one amongst two kinds of dental restorations after considering the severity of your predicament:
Indirect Restorative Procedure
Customized tooth replacements like crowns, onlays, or inlays are used in indirect tooth restoration. A crown spans the chewing region of a tooth, while an inlay sits between the cusps, and an onlay fills one or more cusp tips, as well as a portion of the mastication surface.
Since the crown, inlay, or onlay are custom-fabricated in a lab, an indirect tooth restoration will take more than one appointment. A range of different materials can be used to create crowns, inlays, and onlays. Certain gold inlays also are utilized, although ceramic and tooth-colored composite resins are also possibilities for people who worry about their teeth whiteness.
Direct Restorative Procedure
Direct restoration involves filling a prepared tooth cavity with a restorative material. This procedure can be done in one dental appointment. The dentist chooses from a variety of filling options the most suitable type to treat the patient’s dental condition. Glass or resin ionomers are often used as the materials for fillings.
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