Restorative dentistry is an integrated management of oral health that focuses on replacing damaged or missing teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to save your teeth from further damage and also restore the natural look, shape, and feel of your natural teeth. Besides giving a better look and improving self-esteem, restorative dentistry is done to prevent oral health issues including tooth decay or periodontal disease in future. For instance, dental crown, dental implants, dental bridge and root canal are among the restorative dentistry options available at our clinic to replace missing parts of tooth structure or missing teeth.
Even after restorative dentistry, you have to take good care of your teeth as well as the dental restorations in order to prevent bacterial plague and recurrence of a dental issue. This can be done through consistent oral hygiene that involves brushing your teeth thoroughly for at least twice daily. Besides, make sure to floss around your teeth, dental implants, crowns, and bridges every day. In addition, try not to chew on hard or sticky foods as these can damage your teeth restoration. Not only that, antibacterial mouthwash can be used to help fight plaque bacteria around restorative work.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap cemented into place over the damaged tooth to strengthen and protect the tooth structure. It is suitable for people with broken teeth or cavities.
A dental bridge is used to fill the gap where there are missing teeth. It consists of a crown on each end as an anchor with artificial teeth in between filling the space.
A dental implant is commonly used to replace the permanent tooth after an extraction or tooth loss. It involves placing an implant into the patient’s jawbone with a metal screw.
Root canal literally means cleaning the canal inside a tooth’s root. It is a treatment to repair and save a heavily damaged or diseased tooth, thus preventing reinfection of the tooth.
Is restorative dentistry painful?
Restorative dental procedures including filling, crowns and bridges do not usually cause significant pain. Meanwhile, dental implants involving surgical procedure are generally done under an anaesthetic, thus you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.
What are the techniques used in restorative dentistry?
There are several types of techniques that come under restorative dentistry to replace damaged or missing teeth. Types of techniques used often depend on the patient’s oral condition and need. These techniques generally include dental crown, dental bridges, dental implants as well as root canal treatment.
Regular dental check-up, assessment and treatments like scaling is important to follow the progress of mouth hygiene and prevent any mouth related issues and disease like cavities.
Dental bridge is a false tooth attachments that will replace your missing teeth so you can function like normal teeth, without a gap or spacing in between.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a surgical procedure aiming to remove excessive bacteria from infected tooth to save the tooth.
Dentures are imitation teeth and gums that are exact fit to the mouth to replace the expelled or fallen original teeth.
Paediatric dentistry provides all major types of oral services for children such as restorative care, surgery and minor oral medical procedures.
Dental crown is mainly used to reinforce harmed teeth and also improve their shape, appearance and arrangement.
Teeth whitening typically restores the colour of the teeth which makes you have a perfect, confident smile.
Teeth straightening works by gradually and gently amending crooked teeth to achieve good and correct the misaligned arrangement of teeth.
Dental implant is a generated and precise fitting of artificial tooth root that will be placed into the jawbone to support false tooth and bridge.
Filling the portion of the tooth that was worn and has been removed due to cavity and also repairing cracked or broken tooth.
Dental X-rays are required to evaluate and determine the type of procedures needed. It is special since it has lower radiation exposure.
Aesthetic dentistry helps to improve the general appearance of the teeth, mouth and the health of smile for example by polishing teeth leaving it to sparkle.