Restorative dentistry refers to all these treatments used by dentists to achieve optimum dental health, function and aesthetics. Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. Depending on your condition, your dentist may suggest various methods to restore decayed, cracked, chipped or even missing teeth.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, we appreciate that restorative techniques can intersect with cosmetic dentistry treatments as modern restorations are designed to look and feel natural or enhance your appearance.
Whether you opt for fillings, crowns, implants, dentures, bridges or veneers, there are several options available depending on your individual needs and lifestyle.
If you wish to restore the surface and appearance of your teeth, then white fillings may be an ideal option for you. Composite fillings are widely used for tooth-coloured restorations in both front and back teeth. They are completely mercury-free and many patients prefer them because they are aesthetically appealing and sturdier than amalgam fillings.
Crowns and bridges
Dental bridges are prosthetic crowns affixed to neighbouring teeth, replacing one or more missing teeth. A tooth replaced with a bridge is kept in place by the teeth on either side of the missing one. Crowns and bridges are usually made of high-quality, lifelike materials such as porcelain for aesthetic purposes. However, choice of the right material is a combination of aesthetics, function and tissue compatibility.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically fixed into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once they integrate with your jawbone, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth, bridges or dentures onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth and prevent bone loss and tissue deterioration in the long-run.
Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells made either of porcelain or composite, which are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are very versatile and help improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, yellowed or misaligned teeth.
Dentures are a common and cost-effective restorative device used to replace missing teeth for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures help retain face volume and allow for the ability to chew and bite properly.