Cosmetic Dentistry Clinton MS

Restorative Dentistry

What is Restorative Dentistry?

The term ‘restorative dentistry’ might not be one you are familiar with, but it is a service that many people need at some point in their lives. Restorative dentistry is the process of replacing any teeth that are damaged or entirely missing. There are several different services that restorative dentistry covers and the one (or ones) that you require will depend on the issue that has led to the tooth being damaged or falling out. It will also depend, in part at least, on your preferences and the advice given by your dentist, so it is crucial to listen to what they have to say before making any decision regarding your restorative dentistry.

What Are The Benefits Of Restorative Dentistry?

To begin with, the most significant benefit of restorative dentistry is regaining your confidence. If you have missing or damaged teeth, it can be hard to have a good level of self-confidence, and when it comes to meeting new people, going out in public, or important appointments such as a job interview, fixing your teeth can definitely help.

Secondly, if you have gaps in your teeth the rest of your teeth can become misaligned, causing additional issues. Restorative dentistry will also help you if you haven’t been taking good care of your teeth in the past; with a new tooth in place, you’ll be much more likely to change your bad habits to protect it (and, by extension, the others in your mouth). This will reduce the build-up of plaque which not only causes damage to teeth but can cause other physical issues such as heart disease.

What Are The Benefits Of Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can involve a number of different procedures, some small and some much bigger. What needs to be done is something your dentist will discuss with you once you attend the initial consultation appointment. Some of the restorative dentistry procedures include:

  • Fillings
    Fillings are the most common way to treat a cavity, or hole, in the tooth. The dentist would begin by cleaning the tooth and removing any decayed areas. They would then fill the tooth using porcelain, gold, composite resin, plastic, or silver amalgam.
  • Crowns
    A crown is a cap that fits over a damaged tooth. It will not only make the tooth look more attractive, but it will strengthen the overall structure and prevent tooth loss.
  • Bridges
    As the name suggests, a bridge is a structure that bridges the gap between two teeth. In other words, if you have lost a tooth, or your tooth is so severely damaged you need to have it removed, a bridge can be put in its place. An artificial tooth sits in the structure and is anchored to the teeth on either side.
  • Dental Implants
    Much like a bridge, a dental implant is used to replace missing teeth. Unlike a bridge, however, the implant is anchored to the jawbone as opposed to other teeth. Once a metal anchor has been screwed in, a false tooth is added to give a natural look.

Having restorative dentistry work done might sound like a worrying idea, but even if the procedure is a long one or a more complex one, the end results are undoubtedly worth it.

Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (601) 924-1555, and discover how cosmetic solutions and dentures can give you a brilliant new smile!