December 29, 2020
Dental restoration processes can be a confusing topic to many patients since it is so broad and often referred to as either restorative dentistry or prosthodontic dentistry. The terms are often used interchangeably and can bring about many questions with patients.
In general, restorative dentistry is any dental process which attempts to correct or improve the overall oral health of patients. This can mean a wide range of dental procedures, which makes it easy to understand the confusion for some. So, just what is restorative dentistry?
What Do Restorative Dentists Do?
Regardless to which terminology your dental professional uses to describe this type of dentistry, restorative dentists are focused on replacing missing teeth and improving the overall health of your mouth by closing gaps that could lead to weakened enamel. In short, it’s the process of either repairing damaged teeth or replacing missing or severely damaged teeth.
This practice is broad because it can include a wide range of procedures, including:
- Removal and/or repair of cavity-ridden teeth
- Replacing missing teeth
- Treating teeth issues due to injury or trauma
- Treatment options for various oral conditions that cause disease or decay
Treatment processes this broad lend to a broad scope of restorative procedures. Though there are many topics that fall under the umbrella of restorative dentistry, the one thing they have in common is this:
Restorative dentists are focused on replacing and repairing teeth, as needed, in order to improve the patient’s overall oral health for the long run.
Benefits of Our Restorative Services
At Lancaster Family Dental, our restorative services are designed to address each patient’s individual needs and help find the right dental solution for both your oral health as well as your financial health. We are here to walk you through the process and are devoted to giving you the highest quality oral restoration services.
Our cutting-edge technology and highly trained staff are on hand to provide you with the best possible restorative dentistry solutions, including:
- Dental Implants. These are permanent tooth replacement procedures that fuse an artificial tooth “root” to your jawbone in order to affix a new tooth.
- Dentures. A less permanent option than implants, dentures are a set of false teeth that are removable.
- Bonding Processes. In the case of partially damaged or chipped teeth, bonding allows for a portion of the tooth to be recreated using composite resins to match the natural tooth.
- Dental Crowns. These are used restore a tooth that has been significantly decayed or destroyed by various means. They involve “capping” a tooth with a full-coverage surface that restructures the existing tooth to its natural shape.
- Cavity Fillings. This is probably the most common of our restorative services. This process is focused on removing the decayed material caused by cavities and protect the remaining tooth by restoring the integrity of its structure with a filling.
Contact Us Today for a Consultation
Whatever your dental concerns may be, we are here to help! Give us a call or visit our online homepage for more information on what Lancaster Family Dental can do for you.