Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring teeth to their ideal condition. This can either be done by placing external restorations on the teeth and bonding them in place or by reshaping or altering the existing tissues. Some of the most common restorative dentistry solutions provided by dentists are crowns, bridges, veneers, fillings, implants, composite bonding, etc.
Tooth decay is a common problem faced by children and adults alike. However, regular examinations and cleanings allow us to spot the early signs of cavities, so we can treat them in their earliest stages. A dental filling is a common restorative dentistry procedure used to address minor tooth decay.
A filling restores a tooth that has been damaged by cavities. The tooth is disinfected, and the cavity is cleaned using a dental drill. A filling is then placed in the cavity to “fill in” the damaged tooth. Once the tooth is filled, it is restored to its original shape and function.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays are custom-made restorations that can restore damaged teeth. Inlays can repair damage caused by tooth decay and fractures and help strengthen the teeth.
Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. They look and function like regular fillings, but they are created in a lab and cemented to the tooth. They’re usually made of porcelain or gold, and they help strengthen and restore a decayed or weak tooth.
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment used to treat teeth that have a lot of decay or that are cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged. Dental crowns, which are sometimes called caps, fit over the top of a damaged tooth, completely covering it. Dental crowns are often used when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling or other types of restorations.
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration. It is typically used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is supported by the two adjacent teeth or dental implants. It generally takes two appointments to complete a bridge. During the first appointment, the teeth are prepared, and molds of the mouth are taken. The molds are used to create the bridge. The bridge is cemented in place during the second appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
When a cavity is deep enough to reach the pulp layer of a tooth, a root canal may be necessary. During root canal therapy, the infected tissue is removed from the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and filled to prevent further decay. If the infection is severe, a dental crown may be recommended to provide extra protection and stability.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that support a dental restoration. They are different from a dental bridge, which relies on the adjacent teeth for support. Dental implants are standalone restorations and do not require neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are small posts made from titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone. After a healing period, the implants are fitted with a dental crown. If multiple teeth are missing, dental bridges or dentures can be created and anchored to the dental implants.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Distinctive Dental on Maitland, call (407) 830-9800 or schedule your consultation online. You can also visit us at 609 Maitland Ave STE 1, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
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