What Is Restorative Dentistry?
By Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS
January 06, 2015
Category: Oral Health

The world of dentistry can be a bit overwhelming for those of us who haven’t had years of extensive training in the field. Even if we know about braces, root canals, and veneers, it can be hard for us to classify what type of dentist we should see for our specific ailments.

Cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics are pretty popular specializations in the dental field, and so is restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is actually very similar to both of these specializations, and in fact, they share a lot of similar procedures. Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and management of tooth and gum disease. Treatments are designed to preserve, or rather, restore the functional and aesthetic integrity of teeth, gums, and supporting boneDental Implants structures that have been damaged or lost.

Who Benefits from Restorative Dentistry?
Normally, the kinds of people who seek restorative dentistry are people who have lost teeth due to decay or injury. Other patients may be people who have damaged teeth with cavities, chips, or cracks. Restorative dentistry practices can help bring smiles back to their former glory, or even make them better.
The following sorts of treatments are included in restorative dentistry:

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings

Why Choose Restorative Dentistry Treatments?
If you're seeking treatment to your damaged teeth or gums, there are plenty of good reasons to look into restorative dentistry options.

Dental implants are prosthetics that can restore individual or multiple teeth, and so can crowns and bridges. Dental implants are widely considered the best tooth restoration option available to patients today.

Dental fillings are the most common restorative procedure, and tooth-colored fillings are what most dentists recommend to repair cavities because they restore functionality without compromising the natural look of teeth.

To learn more about dental implants, dental fillings, and other types of restorative dentistry in the St. Louis, MO area, call (314) 427-7400 today!