Convinced you’ll never smile again? Modern restorative dentistry procedures give back hope to those who thought they’d never be able to once again show off a brilliant smile. A range of treatments can not only restore a confident smile but improve your oral health and the function and appearance of your teeth.
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry, is the term used by dental professionals to define the practice of studying, diagnosing and assessing damaged or missing teeth and their supporting structures. With the help of the latest imaging technology, a dentist can determine the ideal restorative dental procedure to restore the functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.
Here are some of the most commonly used and effective restorative dentistry procedures you could benefit from:
If the damage to your teeth is mild, you may only require a filling or two. Dental fillings seal off your tooth cavity and protect it from further decay. They can be made with a range of materials, ensuring you find the exact colour match for your teeth.
Have you stopped smiling because you’re embarrassed about a few missing teeth? Dental implants are fast becoming the first go-to restorative procedure to fill in gaps left by lost teeth. This is mainly because the benefits are natural looking and long lasting. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw to act as a substitute for both the root and tooth.
Dental crowns are used to cover teeth that are broken, damaged or heavily stained. These are made of tooth-coloured porcelain material so that they appear natural looking. Once your dentist has cleared away decay, a dental crown is placed over the top of the tooth.
Inlays and onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. They are durable, and prolong tooth life, preventing the need for more dental treatment in the future.
Full or partial dentures
Dentures are a cost-effective, non-permanent restorative method for those who need to replace numerous missing teeth or a full mouth of teeth. With the support of dentures, patients can eat their favourite foods once more without the worry and distress of them falling out as they are purposefully shaped to fit your mouth.
Let our experienced dentists at Hawthorn Road Family Dental Clinic give you your smile back. We provide high-quality oral care, from restorative dental implants to preventive dentistry. Schedule a consultation today and look forward to your renewed smile.