Restorative dentistry addresses your mouth's health and your smile's aesthetics. It can help if you have broken, damaged, or missing teeth. A restorative dentist can help you determine the best procedures to improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Your teeth may suffer damage as a result of accidents or certain oral health conditions throughout your life. This, in turn, can cause additional concerns like tooth wear or decay, infections, or other problems that affect your oral health. Restorative dentistry can restore your dental health and prevent further damage to your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
It can also repair aesthetic issues with your smile, such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, or even gaps between teeth. After a restorative procedure, you will have a healthier smile and improved confidence.
The most common restorations are fillings. If decay is caught in time, our dentist at Polin Dental can use composite resin to fill the cavity and prevent further deterioration. If the tooth is too damaged for a filling, you may need a crown or a root canal instead.
Our dentist may place veneers for cosmetic purposes as well. Veneers are thin strips of porcelain that fit over a tooth's front to improve its appearance. They can fix problems such as chips, cracks, stains, misalignment, and more. The dentist can recommend the best treatment for your needs during your consultation.
Types of Problems That Can Be Fixed With Restorative Dentistry
With restorative dentistry, we can fix several common dental problems. Here are a few of the issues that can be corrected through restorative treatment:
- Cracks and chips in the teeth
- Uneven or misaligned bites
- Broken or worn-down teeth
- Misplaced and missing teeth
- Gum recession
- Discoloration on the teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
- TMJ disorder
- Tooth wear
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry Treatments
Restorative dental treatments and procedures provide several benefits for your health and appearance. First, these procedures restore your teeth, gums, and mouth health.
For example, dental crowns can restore the shape and function of damaged teeth and protect them against further damage. Dental bridges replace missing teeth and restore your oral functions. Dental implants fully replace missing teeth, including their root structure. This restoration is the closest you can get to having real, natural teeth back in your mouth!
Another main benefit of restorative dental procedures is that they improve the appearance of your smile. These treatments are custom-crafted to look natural and blend in beautifully with your other teeth.
Finally, restorative treatments can help you maintain the health of your mouth by preventing further damage from occurring. For instance, if you have lost a tooth, the remaining teeth may shift out of place over time if they aren’t stabilized with a bridge or dental implant.
Restorative dentistry treatments have many benefits, including improved oral health and appearance. Visit Polin Dental at 2600 N Military Trl #320, Boca Raton 33431, or call (561) 997-2323 for the best dental care.