Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental conditions that affect the functionality and aesthetics of teeth and gums. Restorative dentistry involves a range of procedures that are designed to restore the health and functionality of the mouth, including the replacement of missing teeth, the repair of damaged teeth, and the treatment of gum disease. At Wilson House Dental Practice, restorative dentistry plays a vital role in helping Milton Keynes patients to maintain good oral health and to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us today to receive restorative treatment or otherwise.
Missing teeth are a common dental problem that can have a significant impact on a patient’s oral health and quality of life. Missing teeth can lead to a range of issues, including difficulty chewing and speaking, bone loss, and changes to the shape of the face. Fortunately, there are several options available for patients who are missing teeth, including dental implants.
Dental implants are a popular restorative dentistry option that involves the placement of a titanium post into the jawbone. The post serves as an artificial root for a prosthetic tooth or teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth that can provide patients with a natural-looking and functional smile.
In addition to their aesthetic benefits, dental implants can also help to prevent bone loss in the jaw. When a tooth is missing, the bone that once supported the tooth can begin to deteriorate over time. Dental implants help to stimulate the bone and prevent further bone loss.
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dentistry procedures that are used to repair damaged or missing teeth. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape and functionality. Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace missing teeth by attaching an artificial tooth to the surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges can be made from a range of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys. Porcelain and ceramic crowns and bridges are often preferred by patients because they provide a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result.
Root canal therapy is a restorative dentistry procedure that is used to treat an infected or damaged tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth and then filling the space with dental material to prevent further infection.
Root canal therapy is an important restorative dentistry procedure because it can help to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Tooth extraction can be a costly and painful process, and it can also lead to further dental problems in the future. By preserving the natural tooth, root canal therapy can help patients to maintain good oral health and avoid further dental issues.
Gum disease is a common dental problem that can have a significant impact on a patient’s oral health. The condition is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth, which can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums. Gum disease can cause a range of symptoms, including bleeding gums, bad breath, and tooth loss.
Restorative dentistry can help to treat gum disease by removing the plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth. This is typically done through a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. In more severe cases, gum surgery may be necessary to remove damaged tissue and restore the health of the gums.
While restorative dentistry focuses on the health and functionality of the teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the aesthetics of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums by removing stains and discolouration. Some treatments include teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
All adult patients can opt to join Denplan Essentials from their very first visit. Those wanting more inclusive cover can choose Denplan Care instead. Following an assessment, your dentist will advise which group you will be able to join.Read More