Even patients who are extremely diligent with their oral healthcare can experience tooth decay and other dental issues.
Tooth decay degrades a tooth’s structure and integrity by eating away the healthy enamel and dentin. Severe decay can reach all the way down to the tooth root, causing serious pain and infection. Restorative dental care works to eliminate the decayed, infected tissues and build your teeth back to their original structure and strength. The goal of restorative dentistry is to save your natural teeth whenever possible.
Restorative treatments range in complexity based on how compromised the tooth’s structure is. Some of the most common procedures are:
It is always in your best interest to keep your teeth, not just because you want to keep your smile as natural as possible, but also because losing a tooth or several teeth can have further repercussions on your oral health. Additionally, it is more time and cost effective to restore a tooth than to replace one. Restorative dentistry helps keep your smile strong and healthy.