Dental restoratives are chosen as a treatment when your teeth are damaged because of smaller cavities or fractures.
Most of the dental restoratives are done with composite materials, but here in Swedish Dental, we prefer to use our Cerek machine to provide you with an aesthetic porcelain inlay instead of composite.
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The benefits are that the porcelain restorative has a longer life expectancy and aesthetically more beautiful.
Swedish Dental uses modern digital technology which enables us to provide a perfect porcelain restorative in one single visit.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care is an integrated approach to the management of your oral and dental health problems. It includes restorations of various kinds that can help maintain your teeth’ functions and aesthetics. Whether your tooth structure is missing due to decay, fractures, or deterioration of previous restorations, your dentist will be able to repair it with the help of specific restorative procedures.
The Types of Dental Restoration
There are two main groups of restorative dental treatments: direct and indirect. Direct tooth restorations include placing a filling into a prepared tooth cavity whereas indirect tooth restorations include the use of customized tooth replacements.
Here are examples of dental restorations:
Teeth can be filled with silver amalgam, gold, or tooth-coloured plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings.
Bridges are also known as false teeth. They can help “bridge” the gap created by your missing tooth or teeth. They can be fixed on either side by crowns or permanently cemented together.
Crowns are so-called “caps” that are shaped in the form of your tooth. They can be placed over a tooth to restore its size and shape, appearance, strength, to cover a dental implant, or to hold a bridge in place.
Dentures are removable replacements for your missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. They can be made of acrylic resin, sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures can replace all your teeth, and partial dentures can be held by metal clasps attached to the remains of your natural teeth.
Implants are replacements for your tooth roots. Usually, an implant is a titanium post that is placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. Once your body accepts it, your dentist will cover it with a crown.
Restorative Vs Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative dentistry mainly deals with keeping your teeth healthy and functioning, whereas cosmetic dentistry focuses more on improving your smile.
Once your restorative dentist fixes all the main issues with your teeth and assures their functionality, you can seek advice from a cosmetic dentist on how to get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
You should also keep in mind that cosmetic dentistry treatments can be more expensive than the restorative ones.
Both restorative and cosmetic dentistry can be used together in one mouth. When combined, they can help you have not only healthy teeth but also reach your aesthetic goals.
However, before making any decisions, talk to your dentist. They can help you learn what procedures are suitable for your teeth as well as your budget.
Do you want to restore your teeth structure or enhance their functionality and appearance? Contact us today and discover how our restorative professionals can help you keep your teeth in good shape and condition.