Restorative Dentistry Basics

womanthumbsupsmileIf you have been visiting us once every six months for your dental checkup and cleaning then you are already familiar with preventive dentistry. Chances are good that you are also quite well informed on prevention at home. When it comes to the essential details of restorative dentistry, however, you might be sorely lacking for information. Good news: We are here to provide you with the basic building blocks of restorative care, so you know when to access it and what to expect.

Why Restorative Care?

Restorative dentistry is the part of dental care that allows us to fix your smile when something goes wrong. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, there is always room for a bit of error or unexpected accidents (such as a broken tooth). Rest assured, we will guide you toward the repairs you need. This can include clearing away infection, restoring the structure of your teeth, addressing discomfort, and improving function, so you return to your initial state of oral health.

Restorative Dentistry Treatments

To better understanding restorative dentistry, we suggest you become familiar with the treatments that we offer. They are all focused on assisting you in regaining your oral health, which can also include replacing missing teeth. Treatments include the following:

  • Dental Implants: To replace missing teeth.
  • Dental Crowns: To cover damaged teeth.
  • Root Canal Treatment: To heal infected teeth.
  • Dental Bridges: To replace one or up to three missing teeth in a row.
  • Dental Fillings: To address tooth decay and restore your tooth.
  • Inlays and Onlays: To replace tissue that we cannot replace with a filling (but that does not require crown coverage).