The term restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. Cavity fillings, root canals, and even dental implants are examples of restorative procedures. Restorative dentistry can have two objectives: restoring the function of the teeth and improving their appearance
Restorative dentistry procedures: why they're important
Dental professionals refer to their procedures as “restorative dentistry” when they replace missing or damaged teeth. Restorative options include fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges and implants. Our goal is to restore your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues
- The most common way to treat a cavity is for your dentist to remove the decay and fill the tooth with a filling material. Filling materials include gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), tooth-colored plastic, and composite resin.