As the name suggests, restorative dentistry refers to the practice of restoring damaged or diseased teeth so that they function properly and look more attractive. It might sound a little intimidating but restorative dentistry is nothing more scary than the everyday dental procedures that we’re all familiar with; fillings, crowns & bridges, and dental implants.
If you’re experiencing problems with your teeth and want to gain a better smile, eliminate niggling pains and be able to eat the foods you enjoy, read on because at Dentist@330, Mt Waverley we have the restorative dental solutions for you.
Most of us have had fillings at one point during our lives but gone are the days when fillings were steel grey and extremely noticeable. White composite fillings are much more subtle thanks to being made from a resin mix which is shaded to match the colour of your teeth.
Fillings are the simplest way of dealing with a cavity in a tooth that is otherwise problem free.
Do you have a tooth that is cracked, discoloured, decaying, in poor shape or broken? If so you might want to consider dental crowns. A crown is simply a cap that fits over an existing tooth to make it look more attractive. If your tooth is fairly prominent most dentists will use a porcelain crown and if it is a molar they will usually use metal or a combination of metal and porcelain. Dental crowns are a simple way of regaining your smile and your confidence.
If you’ve lost one tooth or a number of teeth in different areas in your mouth implant crowns will help restore your smile. An implant crown comprises of a titanium post which is inserted into the bone where the tooth is missing, and a crown which is then attached to it. Your dentist will first fit a temporary crown and once the post has successfully fused with your jawbone it will be removed and a permanent crown attached in its place.
Sometimes due to cracked teeth, missing teeth and tooth wear your jaws and teeth go out of alignment and the only way to properly fix it is to do Full Mouth Rehabilitation sometimes known as a smile makeover. This is not limited to but may involve Orthodontics, dental crowns, dentures, implants and all sorts of restorative dentistry coming together to get you the best possible result. To achieve optimum full mouth rehabilitation a lot of planning and need for an experienced practitioner is essential.