We all know it is important to choose a qualified dental care provider to get treated by because if any complications occur during a dental procedure, an experienced practitioner will know what to do, and how to avoid them in the first place. A restorative dentist, having performed a number of dental procedures, from simple to complex, will have had more experience to consolidate his techniques and skills as compared to those with little experience.
Restorative dentistry entails the prevention of oral diseases. It also serves as a preemptive procedure which involves diagnoses, and detection of any potentially developing disease. Restorative dentistry suggests and executes treatment plans in the following areas: restoration of teeth that are missing, decayed, cracked, discolored, or chipped. Primarily, it focuses on any conditions that pertain to the following: fillings, crowns and bridges, and implants.
Fillings are designed to restore the natural appearance of a tooth, as well as maximize comfort from it. These amalgam fillings, made out of alloy, and consisting of mercury or a mercy substitute, are generally applied to the posterior and the teeth located in the back. The other type of filling is known as composite fillings, which are used for restoring lost tooth color. These are generally placed on the front and back teeth. These fillings aren’t prominent or easily visible to people. This is one of the main reasons why many prefer this method of treatment.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges can be recommended for any of several reasons: having a weak tooth that requires support for being held together; having a discolored tooth; having a cosmetic concern; having a severely broken or chipped tooth. A crown is manufactured after taking a tooth impression and accurately designed to complement the rest of the teeth. It is positioned and fastened to the tooth with a special adhesive. This is a procedure that is designed to last. Dentists may also provide temporary crowns while the permanent crown is under process.
Dental implants are designed to replace the teeth you lose as you age. They can replace the roots, keeping your gums in place and matching your natural teeth. These implants look and feel like your normal teeth, allowing you to keep your diet following the procedure. They also are designed to last a lifetime, meaning you shouldn’t need to replace them as long as they are properly taken care of.
Dentists help us diagnose and analyze our teeth conditions using various techniques. These techniques vary between dentists, but we should expect to see visual, mechanical and radiographic techniques for the sake of accurate evaluation. If you feel you are ready to experience all the benefits of receiving restorative dentistry, reach out to our office here in Minnetonka at Distinctive Laser Dentistry. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!