Conservative restorative dentistry refers to management and treatments that maintain your teeth functional and healthy. These procedures include placing dental implants, fillings, crowns, and dentures.
This type of dentistry is not exclusive to one area. It refers to corrective and preventative steps that a general practice dentist will take to ensure that your teeth stay as healthy as possible.
Conservative restorative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth working their best, resulting in better-looking teeth. However, aesthetics are not the primary objective here.
What Are Some Types of Conservative Restorative Dental Procedures?
Restorative dental treatments are often referred to as prosthodontic dentistry. No matter the term, the objective is to preserve your natural teeth.
Restorative dentists may use dental implants, bridges, full or partial dentures as possible solutions. These treatments not only preserve your teeth, but they also have the added benefit of improving your overall dental health.
Irregular gaps are vulnerable spots for germs that cause plaque to build up. They also put added stress on existing teeth because you have less surface area for chewing. By filling the gaps, it prevents cavities from forming on the remaining teeth and reduces stress.
Tooth Restoration Options
Conservative restorative dentistry does its best to maintain your natural teeth before turning to partial or full dentures. Dentures require regular cleaning and can be uncomfortable. But if your condition is severe enough, where you have multiple missing teeth, dentures (full or partial) may be the best option.
Types of Dental Restoration
There are various dental treatment options for repairing worn, rotted, damaged, or missing teeth. However, our objective at Evergreen Dental Care is to revitalize your smile’s health and beauty.
Depending on the nature of your diagnoses, your dentist will complete one of two forms of dental restorations:
Direct tooth reconstruction involves inserting a filling into a prepared tooth cavity. This procedure can be done in a single office visit. Your dentist selects from a range of filling options based on the type filling. Glass or resin ionomers are often used as replacements close to the tooth root and other areas not affected by heavy pressure from chewing.
Indirect tooth restoration entails customized dental replacements through the use of onlays, crowns, or inlays. Crowns cover the entire chewing surface area of a tooth. Inlays rest inside the tooth’s cusps, and onlays cover the cusp tips, including part of the chewing surface area.
Indirect tooth restoration will require more than one office visit because the inlay or onlay must be made in a lab. Crowns, inlays, and onlays can be produced from a selection of materials.
Manufacturers still use gold for certain inlays, but for patients worried about keeping their teeth white, porcelain and tooth-colored composite resins are more attractive choices.
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You can have both Conservative and Cosmetic procedures done in combination. Conservative and Cosmetic dentistry fixes any significant issues, such as missing or fractured teeth, and puts the finishing touches to give you that perfect smile!
Are you interested in learning more if Conservative restorative dentistry is right for you? Contact Evergreen Dental Care and schedule an appointment with our dental office today!
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937 E. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 918001