What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves the study and management of oral diseases that affect the teeth and their supporting structures. Restorative dentistry utilizes different forms of dental specialties, including endodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics for those cases who require multi-surfaced care. Restorative dentistry involves several procedures, such as dental implants, fillings, crowns, dentures, and many more. This type of dentistry’s main focus is ensuring that the mouth is functioning properly while also improving the overall look of the smile. Restorative dentistry is important for many reasons but most of all, it keeps the mouth healthy.

Restorative dental procedures are important because:

  • Not replacing missing teeth can lead to further complications, such as bone loss which can lead to a collapsed face, therefore affecting your appearance and self-esteem.
  • Replacing missing teeth helps maintain proper alignment of the natural teeth and prevent any shifting from occurring.
  • Replacing missing teeth helps maintain good oral hygiene habits to prevent plaque build-up which can lead to further complications, such as gum disease.
  • Cavities, also known as dental caries, are permanently damaged areas of the tooth that develop tiny holes in the tooth’s surface. If not treated, the cavity can worsen and cause a greater deal of pain and substantial dental work. Dental fillings are an effective treatment option for cavities that fill the hole and prevent any bacteria from entering the damaged area

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Types of Restorative
Procedures

Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide range of restorative
procedures and cosmetic dentistry including:

Dental Fillings. Dental fillings are a dental restoration to restore the function and shape of the missing tooth structure. They provide a durable, natural-looking restoration. They are most commonly used for treating cavities or dental caries.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

Restorative dentistry includes procedures that help you maintain a functioning, healthy mouth. The main goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve your natural smile and provide years of trouble-free wellness.

Restorative dentistry helps support your overall health. Your mouth serves as a gateway to the body and involves chewing, smiling, and speaking.

Restorative dentistry primarily focuses on healthy chewing and worry-free oral health. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the personal characteristic people notice first: Your smile. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry often work together to improve lives.

Restorative dentistry is any dental specialty focused on solutions to replace missing or damaged teeth.

Procedures associated with restorative dentistry include dental crowns, bridges, veneers, Lumineers, dental fillings, inlays, and onlays. Any restorative service that maintains the natural function, shape, and form of teeth may be considered restorative dentistry.

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry may have slight differences, but both focus on enhancing the quality of your dental health. Restorative dentistry considers the functionality of teeth and chewing, while cosmetic dentistry’s primary aim is the appearance of the smile. In many cases, our dental experts consider elements of both fields to create personalized solutions for our patients.