What is Restorative Dentistry?

Over time, teeth can become decayed, worn, broken, or chipped. This can lead to other degenerative problems. An annual visit to the dentist will determine whether or not you need restorative dentistry.

In general, restorative dentistry refers to the diagnosis, treatment, and study of any diseases affecting the teeth and the surrounding structures. Prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics are all included in this field of dentistry and are often used together to restore the health and beauty of someone’s mouth.

Dentists in this line of specialty will concentrate on decaying teeth or cavities, replacing broken or missing teeth, and the erosion or “wearing down” of the tooth structure. Very often, diseases and conditions will progress into the foundation of the tooth and begin infecting the gums and jaw.

Restorative dentistry helps the patient recover from these conditions and prevent future problems. Not only is the dentist striving to restore the beauty but also the strength of the teeth and the overall health of the mouth, teeth, and gums.

Before any restorative measures are taken, your dentist will make a complete evaluation of your situation. Your past medical history will also be taken into consideration. All parts of the mouth are included in this process, including the tongue, floor and roof of the mouth, lips, cheeks, hard and soft palate, teeth, tissues, and bones. He or she will look for inflammatory periodontal diseases and recommend treatment plans for any issues.

Follow all instructions given by your restorative dentist so that you can have a healthier mouth.