Filling in the gaps: Restorative dentist

Filling in the gaps: Restorative dentist

People will often forget proper dental hygiene beyond brushing twice a day and not think twice about it.

These people may not realize that the teeth need just as much care as the rest of the body, as a lack of proper dental care can lead to permanent damage to the teeth. Restoration dentistry can help to eliminate pain and return a patient to a beneficial life

Keep up the dental hygiene

A restorative dentist focuses on restoring teeth to full functionality while eliminating any infection, decay or other dental issues that are causing pain. The services a restorative dentist will typically offer include:

  • Fillings/Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Dentures
  • Bridges and Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Non-surgical Root Canals

While these are only a few of the possible restoration services, restoration is a positive alternative to removing the tooth entirely. By neglecting proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, people may need a complete restoration of their teeth. In the National Health and Nutrition Examinations Survey, from 201 to 2012, 91 percent of adults between 20 and 64 years of age had dental caries (tooth decay).

The survey also found that “Adults aged 20–39 were twice as likely to have all their teeth (67 percent) compared with those aged 40–64 (34 percent).” Tooth decay and other infections are ageless conditions that will make life difficult the longer one puts off getting treatment. A patient who has not taken care of his or her teeth in the past still has a chance to restore function and the overall appearance.

Functions of restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry allows the individual to continue living their life without dental pain. When dealing with infection or treatment, dentists prefer to reserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. Mouthealthy.org explains how a root canal will remove the diseased pulp within the tooth, then “The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.”

In this procedure, the dentist will be able to save the rest of the tooth instead of completely removing and replacing it with a fake one. In order to treat or restore the aesthetic of one’s teeth, a whitening procedure may be a solution. While a teeth whitening procedure is not necessary if one practices proper dental hygiene, it can help those who need the confidence boost.

Dental crowns and veneers can help to protect the natural teeth while appearing natural themselves. In most cases, people will not notice that one has gone through restorative dental work. Before selecting a restoration procedure, have a dentist examine your mouth and decide what you will need for optimal oral health.

Restore your smile to what it once was with restorative dentistry. Gain confidence in your smile from the full functionality and appearance of your teeth. At the same time, if you are struggling with pain in your teeth, restorative dentistry may be able to help you.

Advanced Dentistry of Walnut Creek

At Advanced Dentistry of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA, we will customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule. Our professional staff will go over any important facts you need to know about your treatment.

If you have any questions or are unsure of what is causing the pain in your teeth, do not hesitate to call us. We will answer any questions and make sure you get the help to feel comfortable with your treatment. We can help prevent any constant damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of pristine oral health.

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