Restorative dentistry focuses on the diagnoses and procedures performed to bring the mouth back to its full functionality.
These procedures include putting in dental implants, dentures, fillings, and crowns.
Even if proper preventative practices have been observed, it is possible that restorative treatments may still need to be performed.
Inevitable causes, including accidents and genetics, may mean you need restorative procedures at some time in your life.
At Smiles Nambour, we provide expert-quality services for replacing your missing teeth. We have a selection of restorative solutions that fit your lifestyle and needs.
There are several circumstances in which things can go wrong in one’s mouth.
That is why dental professionals work hard to make sure that any potential problems are prevented or attended to early.
The most common issues include:
- cavities that are filled to avoid more decay;
- lost teeth that are replaced with implants, bridges, or dentures; and
- damaged teeth which can be strengthened and protected with crowns or caps.
Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options
- Dental fillings are the most common type of dental restoration. Damaged teeth can be filled with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-coloured resin fillings.
- Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are attached over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, looks, to hold a bridge in place, or to cover a dental implant.
- Bridges are artificial teeth that are designed to close the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be attached on either side by crowns and bonded permanently into place.
- Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants are small posts, usually made of metal (titanium), that are surgically placed into the bone socket. The implant is capped with a replacement tooth called a crown.
- Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding structures. They are made of acrylic resin usually combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures replace all missing teeth; partial dentures are typically used when some natural teeth remain, and they are held in place by metal attachments to the natural teeth.
Tips for Taking Care of your Restorations
- Brush your teeth thoroughly, twice daily. Electric toothbrushes can help clean plaque from your teeth and restorations.
- Don’t forget to floss around and in between your teeth, dental implants, crowns, and bridges daily.
- Try not to bite and chew on hard or sticky foods. These can damage your implant, bridge, or crown.
- Gargle with an antibacterial mouthwash to help fight plaque bacteria around restorations.
Restorative Dentistry at Smiles Nambour
Smiles Nambour provides expert care for healthy, beautiful smiles. We deliver quality dental restorations to bring back smiles to our patients’ faces.
Call our Nambour dental office to schedule a check-up, consultation or second opinion visit. We serve patients from Nambour and surrounding areas, with topnotch dentistry.
10% senior discount on all the treatments.
We are located at 4/104 Currie Street in Nambour.