Complex Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry focuses on the repair or replacement of teeth that are decayed, damaged or defective. While some of these procedures are cosmetic, many are considered medically necessary for oral health. Restoration typically refers to the placement of dental prosthetics. However, it can also involve treating and preventing dental disease. This is often essential for ensuring that the restored teeth remain in good condition.
Why Choose Restorative Dentistry?
Patients who undergo dental restoration at Mount Pleasant Dental benefit by having:
- Less tooth discomfort, pain or sensitivity
- Proper function during biting and chewing
- Better long-term oral health
- A more attractive and vibrant smile
Dental problems that are left untreated tend to get worse over time. A condition that started out affecting just one tooth can end up causing problems throughout your mouth. This is why it is so important to seek restorative treatment as soon as possible. You could end up saving your healthy teeth from permanent damage!
Who is a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
Dental restoration is intended for patients with any of the following tooth flaws:
- One or more missing teeth
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Stained teeth that do not respond to whitening
- Teeth that have a root canal infection
- Teeth that are decayed
- Teeth that are misshapen or too widely spaced
- Enamel that is excessively worn
Patients of any age can undergo dental restoration that is appropriate for their specific dental problems. If a procedure involves oral surgery, you should be in generally good health with no serious medical issues that would increase the risk of complications. You should be aware that many dental restorations do not last a lifetime. You may need to have prosthetics such as crowns replaced one or more times throughout the years. If you are committed to taking good care of your teeth and gums, you are likely to have longer lasting results.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Dental restoration covers a very broad range of treatments. Here are some of the procedures Mount Pleasant Dental performs:
- Tooth colored fillings
- Porcelain inlays and onlays
- Dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental composite bonding
- Dental implants
More Information about Restorative Dentistry
Dental restoration may require additional procedures to prepare your mouth for a prosthetic. This may include bone grafting, gum revision, root canal or tooth extraction. If you are getting a reconstructive smile makeover, you may need a team of dental specialists working together to fully restore the health and appearance of your teeth.