The incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.
Dental restorations are procedures to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. The most common type of restorative dentistry is a filling, which may be amalgam (silver), composite resin (white) or other materials. Crowns may be used when a filling will not be enough to strengthen the tooth, such as after root canal treatment or apicoectomy. Inlays and onlays are similar to crowns.
Reasons for restorative dentistry:
- Enhance your smile.
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
- Improve or correct an improper bite.
- Prevent the loss of a tooth.
- Relieve dental pain.
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
- Restore normal eating and chewing.
Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today!