What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dental treatment is the repair and treatment of hard tissue loss in the tooth due to caries or non-carious causes. It is a specialty that aims to restore the lost anatomy, function and aesthetics of the patient’s teeth.
Who can choose restorative dental treatment?
Many people want their smile to be pleasant and expressive. For this reason, people with aesthetic sensitivity should have Restorative Dental Treatment. People of all ages, professions and genders can easily prefer it. Restorative dental treatment can also be applied to children and the elderly. The products used during restoration are biocompatible materials that provide an aesthetic appearance and never harm the tooth. The biocompatibility of the materials used allows restorative dental treatment to be applied easily even in the elderly (65 years and older) and even oncology patients.
What are Restorative Dental Treatment Methods?
There are many different methods used in the treatment process. We can list these methods as follows.
- Composite methods applied directly or indirectly
- Porcelain veneers or porcelain aesthetic applications
- Various smile designs
- You can restore your teeth to their natural color by applying teeth whitening treatments.
- Various treatments related to dentin
- Pulp and vital pulp treatments
- Pre-prosthetic restoration methods
In addition to the methods mentioned above, conservative dental treatments applied to the elderly and oncology patients and preventive treatment methods for adult individuals are also applied.
What is a restorative dental filling?
Restorative dental fillings are aesthetic fillings that provide an aesthetic appearance in the tooth to which it is applied with its white color in the color of the tooth. It is very long lasting. The gray-black color of the amalgam filling and its caries appearance made the restorative dental filling, also called aesthetic filling, preferred. Restorative dental fillings are much healthier than amalgam fillings.
Another type of filling is porcelain fillings. While composite fillings are preferred for anterior areas, porcelain fillings are preferred for posterior teeth as they are resistant to a hard structure like tooth enamel and bite force. Aesthetic anterior fillings, namely bondings, are frequently used in the processes of extending tooth length or closing unwanted tooth gaps.
What is inlay and onlay filling?
Inlay and onlay fillings are a solution between filling and crown (veneer). It is an aesthetic treatment method applied to teeth that do not have enough dental tissue to be filled or that have not been damaged enough to be covered. These are aesthetic and solid fillings that are measured in the area where the filling will be made after the examination by a specialist dentist, prepared in the laboratory and placed in the space above the tooth in the next session.
What are Composite Fillers?
It is a mixture containing different organic and inorganic fillers. Because it is the color of teeth, they are defined as white fillings among the people. Composite fillings can be successfully applied in anterior and posterior teeth because they are resistant to chewing pressures, resistant to abrasion and close to tooth color. The biggest advantages of these fillings are that they are aesthetic, and since these fillings are well bonded to the teeth, they support the dental tissues, prevent them from breaking and heat transfer. Composites can be used not only to restore caries, but also for cosmetic effects by changing the color and shape of teeth. The most important disadvantage is the possibility of post-process sensitivities. The colors of the fillings may change slightly over time with coloring foods such as coffee and tea.
Laminated Veneer Restorations (Leaf Restorations)
Laminate veneers are aesthetic restorations that are applied in enamel defects, tooth discoloration, diestema (the presence of gaps between the teeth), bent and worn teeth, and especially in young patients with large pulp sizes, as an alternative to crown veneers, especially in anterior group teeth by making a small amount of tooth cutting.
Laminate veneers are a fast and safe way to straighten anterior teeth with aesthetic restoration. There are 2 different types of laminate: composite and ceramic (porcelain).
Porcelain laminate veneers are materials made of ceramic that can be chemically bonded to the tooth structure and are the main treatment form used in aesthetic treatments.
Composite Laminate Veneers, on the other hand, can be formed by adding composite fillings with special adhesives to the outer surfaces of the anterior group teeth, and the distorted tooth images can be made more aesthetic.
Is restorative dental treatment usually preferred for an aesthetic smile?
Restorative dental treatment applications are treatment methods applied to restore both aesthetic and lost function of the tooth. Although it is generally thought of as a white filling applied to decayed teeth, restorative dental treatment is to correct and restore the deterioration of tooth forms caused by various disorders of the tooth structure. For this reason, it applies the rules of preventive dentistry to ensure the functionality and aesthetics of the tooth, and most importantly, to prevent the reoccurrence of the elements that cause the problem.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
The benefits of restorative dental treatment on both the oral and dental structure and the general health of the person are quite high. These benefits are as given below.
- First of all, it is to positively affect the self-confidence of the person.
- It positively affects people’s social lives and bilateral relations by supporting self-confidence.
- It creates a more aesthetic mouth appearance.
- It enables the detection and prevention of dental problems that are likely to reach serious dimensions in the future.
- Most importantly, it does not harm the teeth and gums, and supports their healthy structure.
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