Restorative Dentistry refers to all those procedures that are aimed at repairing damaged teeth and restoring their functionality as well as aesthetics with the help of specialized dental materials. Some of the most common procedures in restorative dentistry include fillings, direct adhesion or bonding, pulp capping and root canal therapies. A wide variety of materials is used to achieve the desired results in restorative dentistry.
Natural teeth are highly mineralized and therefore very strong, it is for this reason that we try our very best to preserve natural tooth structure and to restore it using the best materials available. By rebuilding and repairing damaged teeth, we enable patients to chew, speak and smile normally once again. While it may seem simple, restorative dentistry is rather complex and requires a significant degree of expertise for desired results to be achieved. With more research and development in the field of dentistry, better materials are being manufactured that guarantee excellent strength and aesthetics which match those of natural teeth in the oral cavity. Gone are the days when amalgam/silver fillings were the only options available for tooth restoration – today, we recreate teeth in a manner that makes it difficult to tell the difference between the natural and the artificial portion.
The team at Jeanne Taylor DDS trusts top quality restorative material brands to achieve excellent results. Unlike their cheaper counter parts, the materials we use last for years and years at a stretch without any special maintenance or replacement required. This is why we have an extensive list of highly satisfied patients that smile brightly with enhanced confidence every day!
We advise all patients to regularly check teeth for any white, brown or black lesions, and to report to the dental clinic immediately for timely treatment. It is possible to preserve a greater portion of the affected natural tooth when the lesion is still small; because the greater the cavity, the bleaker the prognosis. Regular brushing, especially before going to bed, can keep caries at bay and prevent tooth decay in both children as well as adults. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!