Procedures in Restorative Dentistry

Procedures in Restorative Dentistry

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Considered an important part of dental care, procedures in restorative dentistry are tasked with replacing damaged or missing teeth. From repairing cavities and providing treatment for a full range of other oral conditions, restorative dentistry plays a vital and important role in keeping patients healthy in terms of their complete dental condition. This type of dental treatment is also commonly used for those who have experienced some type of injury or trauma related to their teeth, gums, mouth, or jaw. The main objective of restorative dentistry and its related procedures is to simply save teeth while restoring a natural look for the patient. 

Replacing Missing Teeth with Various Types of Artificial Restorations
Replacing Missing Teeth with Various Types of Artificial Restorations 

This is typically done by placing dental fillings or using bonding treatment to repair damaged teeth as well as restoring missing sections of tooth structure. In many cases, direct or indirect restorations using everything from crowns to fillings and inlays may be necessary to achieve the desired results. Another aspect of restorative dentistry is that of replacing missing teeth with various types of artificial restorations. This can include everything from dentures to bridges as well as dental implants. Dental implants are particularly important because they are permanent in nature and enjoy a very high success rate. 

Frequently Used in The Restorative Process 

A wide array of dental materials is frequently used in the restorative process. They are the very foundation of replacing the tooth structure. These materials are used for dentures, crowns, dental implants and even cavity fillings. The materials can include everything from plastic resins to composites and ceramics as well as metals and amalgams. Even base metals and glass materials as well as various kinds of polymers are frequently used in the restorative process. 

The Main Task Is Improving the Patient’s Smile
The Main Task Is Improving the Patient’s Smile 

Note that restorative dentistry is indeed different than cosmetic dentistry. While they often use similar materials, the treatment varies and is usually related to disease. When a treatment is required due to some type of disease it is thought to be restorative. With cosmetic dentistry, the main task is improving the patient’s smile rather than addressing disease. With so much to offer, it is clear to see why restorative type dentistry has become so important in modern dentistry. Advances in technology related to dentistry as well as improved procedures and tools means that patients are able to now enjoy the best in dental care far exceeding what was available just a few short years ago. Contact your dentist in Walnut Creek, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Dental Implant Solutions today to know more about the procedures in restorative dentistry. 

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