Everything You Need To Know About Restorative Dentistry

Guest Post By Lara Buck

Has your doctor suggested restorative dentistry to you? Are you sceptical, as to what the process is, and should you go about it? Well, here are the answers to your queries. Restorative dentistry is also known as prosthodontic dentistry. The name is given to the various processes involved in repairing and restoration of damaged and missing teeth. Depending on the condition of your teeth, your dentist will recommend a plan to treat the damage. Most procedures are simple and can be finished in one sitting but some may require multiple sessions and regular visits to your doctor.

Restorative Dentistry Material

There are basically four kinds of material are used In restorative dentistry procedure. They are, is used, which are: Porcelain, Dental amalgam, Composite resin and Gold.  In composite resin, ceramic and plastic are also combined, and this can be mixed with other material like glass ionomers. Gold fillings are costliest and most precious kind of filling material. Some other precious fillings include silver and more. There is mercury present in some restoration materials, but some practitioners don’t recommend using it.

Procedures That Come Under Restorative Dentistry

The fillings and restorations that come under restorative dentistry are as follows:

  • Crowns: If you have broken or damaged teeth and are suffering from cavities, your oral healthcare practitioner will suggest you get a crown for your teeth. Crown is a cap that is cemented on the teeth and is shaped like a tooth. The dentist will take an impression first and then the crown will be prepared in lab by the specialist.
  • Bridges: When you have spaces due to missing teeth in your jaw, a dentist will suggest you get a bridge for the gap. Bridge includes two crowns on each end with an artificial tooth in between to keep them in place. This helps in evening out the jawline and also helps other teeth so that they don’t move out of the place. You don’t have to worry about its appearance as this will look and feel like a natural tooth only.
  • Dental Implants: Other way to fix the problem of missing teeth is by using dental implants. It is similar to crown and has almost the same structure. The two parts are a metal anchor and false tooth. First the anchor is inserted into the jawbone and then the false tooth is placed over it and fixed. It gives off the feeling of a natural tooth.

Veneers and fillings are some other restorative dentistry procedures. They can be recommended by the dentist depending on how damaged the teeth or jaw structure is.

How To Take Care Of Your Restorative Dentistry

  • Once restorative dentistry is done, there are some precautions and tips that one must follow, in order to maintain the restoration in a good condition for a longer period of time. Though the tips are basic, for good oral health they can help in large. Use electric Toothbrushes, as they can remove plaques from teeth and any restoration easily. Brushing your teeth twice daily is a must.
  • Chewing hard and sticky things can impact your implants or any restoration.
  • Mouthwash should be used as it is very efficient in fighting the plaque bacteria.

Restorative Dentistry is recommended and is beneficial to help look after your oral health. When there are empty spaces in your teeth or jaw, filling them up helps in alignment of your teeth properly. This also reduces the chance of plaque bacteria to build-up, as it becomes easier to take care of your teeth after restoration. Restorative dentistry helps us to avoid Plaque led diseases.

When your teeth are properly aligned and you are not in pain due to various small problems within your jaw, it helps you to be in a good mood. And most importantly, your natural smile is restored in the absence of tooth problem.

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