What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to dental treatments and procedures that serve to restore the health and function of your teeth. This category of dentistry includes a variety of procedures from cavity fillings to dental implant restorations. Some restorative procedures repair teeth and others replace teeth. But the ultimate goal is the same, to give you a healthy, functional smile.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
There are many benefits of restorative dentistry procedures and treatments:
- Keep your natural teeth. The best case scenario is for any damage to your teeth to be repaired so that your natural teeth can stay in place. Cavity fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns are all procedures that can repair your existing teeth and allow them to remain in your mouth.
- Replace missing or damaged teeth. When one or more teeth are missing or too damaged to be saved, a variety of restorative procedures can be used to replace them. Dental bridges, dentures, and implant restorations are all tooth replacement options.
- Chew more effectively. By repairing or replacing damaged teeth you can chew much more effectively, allowing you to enjoy a greater variety of foods.
- Speak more clearly. Missing teeth can affect your speech, making it difficult for others to understand you. Replacing missing teeth with restorative options allows you to speak more clearly and confidently.
- Smile more confidently. Restorative dentistry can transform your smile, giving you increased confidence and improved self-esteem.
Why Choose DDS Group?
There are many reasons to choose DDS Group for your dental care. We are conveniently located in the financial district of New York City, just a short walk from Wall Street. You can easily make an appointment before, after, or during work without missing much time. Our dentists are highly skilled, providing you with specialized care. We have general dentists, cosmetic dentists, periodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons on our team, ready to meet your needs in one dental practice.
We offer the following restorative procedures:
The most common restorative procedure is cavity fillings. Composite resin is a material used to fill cavities that can be dyed to match the existing color of your teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
When too much of the tooth enamel is missing, inlays and onlays can be cemented into place to supplement the missing portion of the crown of a tooth. Inlays are fitted to the inside of your tooth and onlays are fitted to the outside of the tooth.
A crown is a protective cap placed over a tooth that allows the existing roots of the tooth to remain. The tooth is reduced to a smaller size so that the crown can fit over the top.
When a tooth is missing, a bridge can replace it. A bridge consists of two crowns that fit over the healthy teeth on each side of the gap with an artificial tooth (pontic) suspended between them. A single bridge can replace between 1 and 4 teeth in a row.
Dental Implant Restorations
A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root system. A titanium root is surgically placed in the jaw with an artificial crown attached to it. An implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, making it the highest quality tooth replacement option.
When many or all of the teeth in your mouth are missing or unable to be saved, dentures can replace them. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw and partial dentures replace multiple teeth using the remaining healthy teeth for support.