“Restorative dentistry” is a term dentists use to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At Future of Dentistry, our goal is always to improve your smile – in short, to maintain or restore your dental health.
Restorative dentistry covers everything from filling cavities to dental implants. Filling a cavity can stop tooth decay in its tracks. And replacing a lost tooth with an implant prevents bone loss and facial sag, keeps remaining teeth from moving around, and restores chewing power and smiles.
Other restorative dentistry procedures include:
- Dental crowns. These are tooth-shaped caps that are used to strengthen and improve the structure of a tooth.
- Bridges. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement procedure in which an artificial tooth is anchored on either side of a gap, to “bridge” the area where there are missing teeth.
Before we wrap up this short article, we’d like to offer a word on categories. Some practices will call dental implants restorative dentistry. Some will call them cosmetic dentistry. Others still will put them in a category all their own. As Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
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