Restorative Dental Treatment
Do you have decayed, cracked, chipped, broken, worn down or missing teeth? Restorative dentistry will correct all these problems. The ultimate goal is always to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, as, nothing is as good as your own natural teeth.
Restorative dentistry includes many of the following dental services working together in harmony:
Everyone wants attractive teeth and a glowing smile. Having great teeth gives you confidence in all aspects of your daily life. The loss of even one tooth can cause many negative emotional and functional effects. Restorative dentistry is first and foremost concerned with keeping the mouth functioning at its best and, in the process of doing so, can improve the overall look of your smile.
Lots of things can go wrong in one's mouth and our dentist will work hard to prevent any such problems from occurring. People are keeping their teeth longer. Gone are the days when the simple solution was to extract the teeth and replace with false teeth. As teeth are remaining in the mouth longer, they are suffering from different problems. They are becoming worn out and damaged. Due to this, restorative dentistry has become ever increasingly important.
Even if your teeth feel fine, it's important to have a regular dental check-up as you don't necessarily know what is going on in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to check for problems that are present but also warn you about problems that may occur in the future. We believe in preventing the need for dental treatment, as this definitely helps you keep your teeth for longer.
Teeth reconstruction can be a complex process. Many aspects of the patient's health need consideration, for instance, their risk of dental disease. Once we have identified what caused the teeth to become damaged, we can begin to plan the restorative treatment.
An integrated approach
All aspects of dentistry play a role in restorative dentistry. A balanced and holistic approach provides an optimal outcome. In order to do so, the various branches of dentistry work in harmony to achieve a long-lasting result for the patient. Performed correctly, a patient can expect their treatment to last a significant amount of time.
A full dental examination will start the process followed by dental photographs to record and demonstrate the dental issues. Firstly, the patient is educated and informed about why the problems occurred in the first place. Then, the patient receives a step-by-step treatment plan so they are always informed. Finally, the various dental treatments take place.
Upon completion of your dental treatment, a plan is made to ensure that your teeth are checked regularly to avoid failure of that treatment. Most patients like to attend once every six months, however, we may ask you to come more or less often. Your particular case will determine the interval period.
How to choose the right Restorative Dentist
It is important to look at the dentists' qualifications and experience. All dentists can provide basic dental treatments, but not all dentists have undergone further training to provide advanced dental procedures. Choose a practice that can offer a wide range of services under one roof as this will improve your ultimate outcome. As restorative dentistry can be complex, it is important to choose a dentist that you trust. Try to read reviews of that dentist, or take word of mouth recommendations. Make sure you feel comfortable with whichever dentist you choose and can talk openly about your dental needs. It’s not just about the treatments they offer but the support, care and advice they give you. Make sure you feel comfortable with the team and the support staff particularly if you are a nervous patient.
Here at Rock House Dental Practice, we have a large team of dentists, each with their own particular special interest. Most of our dentists have advanced qualifications in restorative dentistry or their particular field. We hope you will find the entire team friendly and welcoming. Contact us to make an appointment.
Is Restorative Dentistry painful?
In short, no. All dentistry should be pain-free. Some dental procedures can be uncomfortable as you will have to keep your mouth open for a longer time than normal. Local anaesthesia is used so that you don't feel a thing.
External or Internal Referral
We want all our patients to receive the best possible care. If we feel that there is another dentist or dental specialist that is better suited to carrying out a particular aspect of your dental treatment, after discussion with you, we will refer you to that dentist. We always put the interests of our patients first.