When you have your teeth repaired, some procedures are listed under the category of restorative dentistry. Like the name suggest, these processes help to restore the teeth, so they function and look better. We can go over our restorative treatments with you after we schedule an exam and cleaning.
Basically, a restorative treatment is a treatment where we replace damaged or missing teeth. Therefore, you can call fillings, bridges, implants, and crowns restorative treatments. When we suggest restoration, we want to give you the smile you once had and prevent future dental issues. One of the most common restorative treatment is adding tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are usually made of a resin material that can be easily added in one visit. By adding the fillings, we can stop decay early, or arrest the decay before a cavity gets bigger.
What Is A Root Canal? Is It A Restorative Treatment?
We also consider a root canal a type of restorative treatment. This is yet another popular treatment that restores and saves teeth. Root canals make it possible for you to restore a tooth that may have not otherwise been saved. We clean and disinfect the inside the tooth after removing the pain-causing pulp. We also fill the root canal or root canals. Some teeth support only one root canal while others may have two or three root canals. Usually, after a root canal procedure, we add a crown to protect and restore the tooth.
As you can see restorative dentistry is something that you cannot overlook in a regular plan of dental care. It is just as common as brushing and flossing your teeth. If you want your teeth and gums to remain healthy, you need to take advantage of the restorations that are provided in dentistry. Give us a call today to review what restorations may be suitable for you. We can easily and quickly set an appointment that accommodates your schedule.