“Restorative Dentistry” or “Prosthodontic Dentistry” are the terms used by dentists to explain how they replace and repair damaged or broken teeth. Restorative dentistry is important because it fills empty spaces in the mouth and keeps your teeth properly aligned. It also promotes good oral health by preventing plaque build-up and helps restore your appearance and self-esteem by replacing missing or damaged teeth.
Types of Tooth Restoration
There are broadly two types of tooth restoration: Direct Restoration and Indirect Restoration.
Direct Restoration is a process whereby small amounts of damaged tooth structure are replaced with composite resins. This procedure can typically be completed in just one visit to your dentist. It helps fix cavities and other localized problems.
Indirect Restoration is carried out when there is not enough supportive tooth structure to properly restore the tooth. In such a case, your dentist will use a crown or onlay restoration that has been manufactured in the laboratory to be placed on your tooth. This process requires careful planning and will typically require several visits to your dentist.
There are several different ways that your broken or damaged teeth can be restored. In this article we shall discuss some of the most common ways.
Tooth Restoration Procedures
Here are some types of tooth restoration procedures and processes:
1) Ceramic Fillings:
This restores about 98% of the tooth’s strength to its natural state. Sometimes, dentists can use CERamic REConstruction (CEREC) technology to repair your broken tooth in one visit. Your dentist may also use ceramic inlays or crowns that are manufactured in the laboratory. In these cases, your dentist may install a temporary restoration during your first visit and then install a final restoration at a subsequent visit, two or three weeks later.
2) Dental Bonding:
If the surface of the exposed tooth is small, your dentist may put a sedative bandage on the exposed part of the pulp. While waiting for the situation to evolve, your dentist may put a temporary filling to rebuild your tooth.
3) Root Canal:
If a large area of the tooth pulp is affected your dentist may perform a root canal. During a root canal, your dentist will keep the solid shell of the affected tooth intact but will remove the soft pulp inside.
After completing a root canal and treating the pain, your dentist may protect your tooth with a crown. Crowns cover broken teeth and are useful when the tooth in question is badly damaged. It is possible to manufacture a crown using CEREC technology during a single visit. Ceramic inlays or crowns from a laboratory can also be used if your dentist requires more resistant materials.
In some situations, your tooth may break below the level of the gum or bone. In the former instance, it is possible to adjust the level of the gum line with a laser, also called laser gingivectomy. If your tooth is fractured deep below the gum or even up to the bone level, it is possible to repair it by removing bone and gum around the tooth. However, if your tooth is broken too far below the gum or bone it may need to be extracted. Dentists typically follow this extraction with a dental implant.
This is the term dentists use when one or more crowns are splinted together to cover and replace multiple damaged teeth. Bridges can restore your smile and proper chewing function.
Porcelain veneers can repair damaged or broken teeth beautifully. They are typically used for stains, discolorations, and minor misalignments and malformations.
8) Teeth Whitening:
This can be performed at home or then, preferably, during a visit to your dentist. During the visit you will notice immediate results. Your dentist will recommend the appropriate concentration of bleach strength depending on the level of your discoloration and your personal preference for the amount of time you will wear the trays.
If you are considered a tooth restoration for damaged or broken teeth, Vistadent is the place to go. This Orthodontic Speciality Clinic will work with you to find the best dental solution for your damaged or broken teeth.
Vistadent specializes in Restorative Dentistry and will treat your pain as well as your underlying condition. They believe in health and hygiene and use only the latest and most sterile dental instruments and materials. At Vistadent, they will provide you their dental services with extreme care and personal interest. So, visit Vistadent and relieve and restore your tooth…soon!
For more information about tooth restoration or any other dental procedures, as well as other dental problems, contact Vistadent, the Orthodontic Speciality Clinic, at 040-23388111 or +91 9866572482 or at email@example.com or visit our website at http://vistadent.net