Restorative Dentistry is a way of labeling the integrated management of oral health issues. As well as restoring the mouth to a functional and esthetic state. Procedures that are under this label include prosthodontic dentistry, fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants. The American Dental Association does not recognize this as a dental specialty. However, general dentists are still allowed to perform any of these procedures without additional certification.
When it comes to restorative dentistry we have 2 main options. Direct and indirect. We now live in an age where we have many choices for repairing worn, decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. With Dr. Dalesandro, you'll discuss which option is best for you. Now let's break down the difference between direct and indirect dental restoration.
Anything that deals with aesthetic enhancements of your teeth will be considered cosmetic. Anything that focuses on the appearance of your teeth and helps you restore the function of your teeth. Teeth whitening will be considered a restorative procedure.
When dealing with rotting teeth, your dentist will perform restorative dental procedures. This will help remove all the decay in your mouth and replace it with materials approved by dentists to bring back its function. It will also take away the pain and avoid any infections this could cause.
Restorative dental procedures will help clear your mouth of decay. If this is not taken care of, it will lead to many more issues. This will lead to damage to the enamel, and create more decay. The decay can spread to other teeth. This will cause pain and cause infections. This will ultimately affect your oral health.
A root canal is known to be very painful. Some do consider it to be more painful than an extraction. However, during both procedures, you will receive anesthesia that will help reduce the pain. You may even be prescribed pain relievers to take after the procedure at home.