Within dentistry, there are certain dental treatments that focus on restoring the functional oral health of patients. This area of dentistry is called restorative dentistry and over the years’ experience and expertise have allowed dental professionals to help patients in achieving long-lasting and effective results.
Restorative dental treatments such as dental implants Richmond are often offered to those who have damaged teeth or are missing a tooth completely. Regardless of how complex you may believe your current dental condition to be, if you would like to restore a smile by visiting a dental practice you will be given advice on how best to achieve a healthy smile and optimum oral health.
What is considered restorative dental treatment?
Restorative dentistry includes a range of dental treatments. A common restorative dental treatment is that of fillings. Fillings are used to repair a cavity in your tooth usually caused by decay. They can also be used to repair teeth that are either chipped or broken due to an accident or injury. Dental fillings can be made out of gold, silver amalgam, plastic or in some cases composite which is usually tooth coloured.
Another type of restorative dental treatment which can be used to repair your teeth is a crown. Crowns are essentially a cap made of either porcelain, metal or a combination of materials that is placed over a damaged tooth in order to restore its appearance, shape and strength. Crowns are made to look like your natural teeth and this can be done during a single appointment. If you have had root canal treatment, a crown may also be recommended as teeth are usually more fragile after this treatment and need to be strengthened.
If you have missing teeth, another treatment within restorative dentistry that may be recommended to you may be the fitting of dentures. Dentures, usually made of acrylic resin, are offered as a restorative dental treatment for those who have lost their teeth due to tooth decay, injury or gum disease. They are removable and can be either partial or complete, with partial dentures being the most suitable form of treatment when some natural teeth remain. Complete dentures replace all the teeth.
If you have lost a tooth or several teeth and are looking for a permanent solution, you may want to consider dental implants. Dental implants are able restore the functionality of your teeth by using a screw which is inserted into your jawbone and a custom-made dental crown, designed to match your remaining teeth. In order to have this treatment, you must be in good health and have enough bone in order to receive the implant.
The benefits of having restorative dental treatment
Along with giving you a better smile, restorative dental treatments are long-lasting solutions and restore the functionality of your teeth, ensuring that you are able to speak and enjoy your favourite foods without worrying on how it will impact your teeth.
In order to maintain your restorative dental treatment it is advised that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and attend regular dental check-ups.