How can we define Restorative Dentistry? It’s the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and damage to the teeth and their supporting structure. This can encompass a broad range of problems and below we will look at some of the possibilities of restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry can be simple tooth replacement or it can be a compound series of procedures. The purpose of this type of dentistry is to repair damaged or missing teeth and restore proper function. For example, if you have suffered an injury in which one or more teeth have become extremely loose or missing it can be repaired.
Why Choose Restorative Procedures?
Numerous people look at orthodontic and restorative procedures as simply cosmetic, though it is important to note that problem teeth can lead to eating problems and even illness. To stay healthy everyone needs good teeth and a healthy mouth.
It’s a fact of life that broken, misaligned or missing teeth can make it hard to chew food appropriately. This can result in digestive issues from swallowing food that has not been sufficiently processed. Restorative dentistry can fix these problems through braces, dentures, bridges or implants.
How Does it Work?
In a lot of cases where a patient needs restorative dentistry will you need several appointments. The first appointment will comprise of examining your teeth, taking x-rays and coming up with a treatment plan. If you will have been feeling pain and swelling most dentists recommend a round of antibiotic treatment before beginning restorative procedures.
There are also new systems being offered at select locations today that offer restoration in one visit. Porcelain veneers, inlays, outlays and crowns can be accomplished in the office in a short amount of time. This is very beneficial as the patient doesn’t need to go around with missing teeth, however, it is important to note that the procedures are new and may not be applicable for all situations.
If you do not already have a dentist who can perform restorative dentistry you need to keep a few things in mind while shopping around. A good dentist will take an interest in your overall health as well as the presentation of your smile. They will focus on prevention over cure and be methodical in their approach to your dental needs. For instance, a good dentist should require new films (unless you have recent x-rays), do a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, glands, lips and inside of the cheeks. You can further check the work and reputation of your dentist by checking reviews and testimonials.
There are many positive things that come from restorative dentistry. Common problems such as missing or damaged teeth can be addressed as well as gum disease and other issues.
Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements needed for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.