Getting to Know about Restorative Dentistry

What do we understand by ‘Restorative Dentistry’?

Restorative Dentistry is the term that encores all problems related to oral health and the restoration of the mouth to a clean, hygienic and functional state. It is not yet a specified area among Dental Associations around the world, however, most dentists can perform the procedures skillfully yet effectively as well. The procedure may vary in degrees of difficulty referring to the condition of the patient and experience of the Dentist in Hartford. The procedures that come under Restorative Dentistry (or also known as prosthodontic dentistry) area; these involve implants, crowns etc.


Although some dental specialists might pick out a few differences between restorative and prosthodontic dentistry, the procedures are almost the same, which is why they are alternatively addressed from time to time. The main aim of this is to preserve the natural state and health of a tooth and also to make it better in terms of health. Restoration involves replacement of a missing tooth, a tooth implant, crowns, bridges, or even a partial denture (or full) to enhance the health of the teeth. Missing teeth can create stress among your teeth which might weaken the spot of other teeth after a while as well; risking them to break.

Tooth Restoration Options

The first and foremost preference of a dentist, as expressed by Dr. Bagheri of New York Total Dental, remains to preserve your natural teeth if they can be, so that when you are in need of a full or even partial denture, you would not require any thorough and regular cleaning of devices. Although sometimes, the circumstances and condition of the teeth may be rooting for you to get a denture and in case of missing teeth, sometimes there can be situations where tooth implants could affect your health. The best type of restoration is to treat a cavity with fillers, using different materials. Besides cavity filling, restorative dentistry offers crowns, bridges and implants. The aim is always to set the perfect set of teeth for your to smile with confidence, while also enhancing your health.


Crowns are also referred to as ‘caps’ because they are almost like a cap for the tooth. These are used to protect the structure of the tooth from further damage as well as to provide strength. For this, your dentist first takes an impression of the tooth; which is then sent to the lab for specialist crown making. The crown for your teeth is then adjusted over the damaged tooth and attached. Mostly, people with broken teeth and cavities are recommended to go for crowns.


In restorative dentistry, bridges are for teeth gaps, among the missing teeth. The bridge has two crowns on either sides which act as an anchor as well as a filler to complete the space and connect the teeth together. A bridge helps your teeth from growing out of place; and works along the teeth just fine, almost naturally.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants as the name implies, are replacements of a tooth usually for missing teeth. A dental implant is based on two parts, where there is a metal anchor structure and a false tooth cap similar to the crown. This makes it a strong and complete tooth and even feels natural in the mouth. The metal base of the implant is adjusted inside the jawbone. The false tooth is put above after the base is inserted.

Types of Dental Restoration

The advancement in the dental field occurring day by day has grown the option of Restorative dentistry, where you can choose from many options to deal with your problem of a broken or missing tooth, damaged tooth, cavity etc. The dentist always knows best what to perform on your affected tooth area with concern to your suitability and nature of the damage. There are mainly two types of restorations briefly described as follows.


Direct tooth restoration consists of immediate filling and placing of tooth cavity. Due to the immediacy, the procedure can easily be done in a single visit and in just about an hour. You dentist can help you choose the type of filling you want, relative to your preference and budget.


Indirect tooth restoration involves customized types of replacements for your teeth. This involves crowns, onlays and inlays (e.g. in Gold and Silver which have become a fashion as well). This takes up more time and more visits to the dentist because the in/out lays are created in labs by specialists which takes time.
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