Restorative dentistry is a part of dentistry that consists of replacing teeth that are damaged or missing. These treatments involve removing and repairing cavities, providing treatment for other oral conditions and also treating patients who need dental repairs due to accidents or injuries.
The final goal of Restorative Dentistry is to bring back the patient’s perfect smile while also preventing future oral health issues. Restorative Dentistry patients can be of any age but most patients are generally adults and senior citizens. As Restorative Dentistry utilizes treatments from other dental fields such as endodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics, patients may at times require treatment from more than one specialist.
Why choose Restorative Dentistry?
Helps fill up empty spaces in the mouth and keep the teeth properly aligned
Replacing teeth helps to maintain good oral care habits
Dental crowns are tooth-coloured or metal restorations that replace substantial missing tooth structure caused by dental decay, root canals, or fractures. They also serve as full-coverage “caps” that restore the normal shape, size, and function of a tooth.
Dentures are fixed or removable sets of prosthetic teeth that replace a number of missing teeth. Customised dentures are commonly used when an individual loses all of their teeth as a result of gum disease or advanced dental decay.
Dental implants are widely used to replace a permanent tooth after a tooth extraction or loss. The procedure is carried out by a dental specialist such as an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist who would surgically place an implant into the individual’s jawbone. The implant is shaped like a screw and bonds with the natural bone.
Dental bridges are teeth restorations that cover multiple teeth where two real teeth on either side of the missing tooth are used to “bridge the gap” caused by the missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are used as a solution where one or more teeth are missing due to extractions, extreme dental decay or an injury.
Dental Bonding involves filling cavities, repairing chipped or cracked teeth and covering the surface of discoloured teeth. The procedure uses composite resins which are tooth coloured fillings made of plastic and glass. Three types of different dental bonding treatments are available based on the individual’s needs - indirect dental bonding, composite veneer bonding, and composite bonding.