As much as we work hard to look after our teeth and gums, there can be times when we suffer decay and damage. While we can do everything to protect our teeth, sometimes restorative dentistry is the only way to fix your teeth.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring teeth. If people experience various dental issues, from decay to aesthetic problems, restorative dentistry can help to improve the appearance and fix a wide variety of problems stemming from poor oral hygiene or aesthetic issues.
How Could Restorative Dentistry Benefit You?
For anybody that has had issues with the look of their teeth, or have neglected them to such an extent that now, the teeth are decaying or suffering some type of damage, restorative dentistry can help you to improve its appearance and functionality. By replacing missing teeth or fixing little issues, you will not only feel better about your smile but you will be bringing your teeth back up to a healthy state.
What Procedures Are Associated With Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry covers a variety of procedures and practices, and includes the following:
- Crowns. A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist puts over a compromised tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function.
- Fillings. When you have a cavity that is repairable a white material called composite is put into your tooth after the dentist has drilled out all of the decay.
- Bridges. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth with a pontic (false tooth) in between.
- Veneers. A veneer is made of very thin customized porcelain that is artistically crafted to a desirable color and shape.
- Implants. An implant is surgically placed into your jaw bone to replace a missing tooth. A crown is then placed over the implant.
Birmingham Dental can help you to restore your teeth back to their optimal health!