Restorations can help restore oral function, dental health, and appearance. Dental restorations are procedures used to restore a tooth to its normal function and shape after it has been compromised by injury or decay. For example, fillings and crowns are used to fix cavities, while bridges and dentures repair tooth loss and replace missing teeth. At The Dentists LLC, many different restorations can be used depending on the patient's needs. Most dentists prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible, so they recommend that patients try more conservative treatments first.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Restorative dentistry is not just limited to filling cavities and fixing broken teeth. These are traditionally considered restorative procedures and aspects of this type of dental care. One of the most common restorative dental treatments is placing fillings in cavities caused by tooth decay. This is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss for people. Tooth decay is caused by certain bacteria in the mouth that release acid in low amounts that can erode the enamel on the tooth. If left completely untreated, this can lead to a cavity, a hole in the enamel. These holes can be filled with composite resin or other materials, depending on the preference of the patient and the material used to fill the hole.
Another procedure that is common for dentists to perform is a root canal. This is a treatment used to fix a tooth that has become infected due to the pulp of the tooth becoming inflamed due to either an injury to the tooth or an infection in the gums. In these cases, the dentist will remove the nerve inside the tooth and then clean and seal it to prevent future issues from reoccurring.
Another standard restorative procedure is the placement of crowns on severely damaged or broken teeth. Crowns are used to cover and protect the structure of the damaged tooth. They are often made of porcelain and are cemented onto the existing tooth.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry has many benefits, such as preventing tooth decay and gum disease. If a tooth has become decayed or damaged, it will likely need to be restored with one or more fillings, crowns, or bridges. These restorations will help protect your teeth from future damage and restore full function to your mouth.
In addition to protecting your teeth, restorative procedures can also improve the appearance of your smile. If multiple teeth are missing, we can replace them with an implant-supported bridge or denture to restore functionality and aesthetics. These treatments can be customized to your smile and drastically improve your confidence!
Get in touch with The Dentists LLC at 870 Palisade Avenue, Suite 301A, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or call (201) 836-2720 to learn more about restorative dentistry and how it can benefit you!