What Does Restoration Dentistry Mean?

what does restoration dentistry meanIf you practice good hygiene and attend your dental checkup/cleaning appointments as often as you should, then you can largely prevent most common issues that require restorative or cosmetic treatment. Sometimes, however, dental damage or disease can strike before you can prevent it, and preserving your smile means seeking the appropriate restoration dentistry treatment as soon as possible. Before choosing the right treatment plan, however, we will have to first diagnose your dental issues, then consult with you to determine which restoration would be the most beneficial.

The Slow Destruction of Your Smile

Dental damage, such as a chip, crack, or break in your tooth, will not resolve itself on its own. Left untreated, the destruction will grow worse as the tooth is exposed to pressure from biting and chewing. Likewise, tooth infections (i.e., tooth decay and cavities) will not cure themselves without professional restorative dental care. As tooth decay sets in, the infection will destroy more and more of your tooth’s structure until it is too weak and diseased to function.

A New Smile Through Restoration Dentistry

Though tooth chips/cracks and cavities are highly common, many patients might underestimate the dangers that come with postponing treatment. If you notice that one or more of your teeth are damaged, or if your tooth hurts due to cavity development, then schedule a visit as soon as possible. During your examination, we can determine whether your tooth requires a minor cosmetic fix, such as one or more porcelain veneers, or a more involved restoration, such as a tooth filling or dental crown. If you lose a tooth, then replacing it will also be vital to preserving your smile, preferably with a dental implant.