Restorative dentistry is performed to repair damage and restore normal function to your smile. This field of dentistry helps patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. With restorative dentistry treatments, patients can enjoy good oral health and possibly even prevent the need for further treatments. These treatments are ideal for patients looking for a conservative approach to care.
There are a number of different treatment options, such as:
Dental fillings help restore a tooth damaged by decay, a disease process that can weaken the teeth. Cavities occur when bacteria in your mouth form plaque, a sticky substance that eats away at tooth enamel. Over time, this can lead to a cavity or hole forming in your tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over an existing tooth. The crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, and function, while also improving its appearance. Dental crowns can be made from gold, porcelain, or a combination of both.
A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is comprised of two crowns on either end of the restoration that connects to a prosthetic tooth in the middle. The bridge helps support the teeth and restore biting and chewing function.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. They are made to look and function like natural teeth. Dentures help restore a person’s ability to eat and speak. They also restore the patient’s self-confidence.
Unlike veneers, which cover damaged teeth to improve their appearance, dentures replace missing teeth to restore the smile.
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. A dental implant is made up of three parts, including the implant post, the abutment, and the crown. An implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and fuses with the bone. The abutment is attached to the post, and the crown is placed on top of the abutment.
Your dentist will evaluate your smile and recommend the best option for your needs.
If you want to learn more about restorative dentistry treatments, contact Dental Arts of Boston at (617) 266-0441 today to book an appointment with the Dentist Boston, MA. Our team can offer guidance and make product recommendations for your unique smile.