Restorative Dentistry is an umbrella term for the treatment and diagnosis of conditions relating to the teeth and any structures that support them. Restorative treatment is commonly used to repair damaged or missing teeth. This field also includes the treatment of damaged oral tissue or bone structure.
Restorative procedures can be instrumental to increasing the aesthetic appeal of a person’s smile and can have several benefits for general oral health: untreated tooth decay can cause infection to spread to other teeth or parts of the mouth.
Missing and damaged teeth can also lead to malocclusion which has implications for the actions of eating and talking.
Typical restorative techniques include fillings and crowns. If a patient has missing teeth restoration may include bridge work, partial or full dentures and implants.