We know it's not always easy for you to sort through the complicated possibilities. Dr. Garret Yamaguchi's background in restorative dentistry allows him to develop solutions for every scenario.
Not many years ago, losing a tooth left you with few options for replacement. While permanent teeth should provide a lifetime of function, it doesn't always end up that way. They may be lost from an accident, deep cavities, or gum disease. And since teeth start as a full set, even one missing tooth may disrupt the complex function of chewing, the first step in the digestion process. As teeth slowly lean and migrate into extra spaces, wear and cracking from excessive forces often create escalating problems.
Most people are familiar with general dentistry and aesthetic dentistry as a means of achieving a flawless smile, but most are unfamiliar with restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is often used before aesthetic dentistry to help create the foundation for a beautiful smile, and the lines between the two sometimes become a little blurry.
What is Restorative Dentistry, and how does it work?
Restorative dentistry refers to the procedures that your dentist performs to keep your mouth healthy and completely functional. This can include a variety of operations, such as dental fillings, dental implants, dentures, or crowns. To do any type of restorative dentistry, no specialist is required; it's more of a preventative and remedial procedure that a general dentist may perform to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible.
What problems are addressed by restorative dentistry procedures?
Filling Cavities — The most typical technique is the filling of any cavities with tooth-colored fillings, a restorative dental procedure that can help your mouth stay healthy. Dental fillings help to avoid further deterioration or injury to that tooth or the teeth around it.
Replacing a Tooth — A popular restorative technique is the replacement of missing teeth with implants, bridges, or dentures.
- Dental implants often give you the best opportunity to enjoy normal chewing and a full smile, although all therapeutic possibilities deserve consideration.
- The use of Crowns, Bridges and/or Caps to reinforce teeth is also called restorative surgery.
- Crowns & Bridges also restore missing, discolored, or damaged teeth.
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