Restorative Dentistry in Durham, NC
Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term for any dental procedure which focuses on restoring the mouth’s functionality and appearance. While restorative dentistry does not fall under its own specific dental specialization, many of the procedures are included under other specialties. The goal of any dental procedure, including restorative dental procedures, is to preserve as much of the natural tooth both underneath and above the gum line as possible.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Here are some common restorative dentistry procedures we provide at Thomas Clifton DDS:
- CEREC dental crowns- One Day Appointment Crowns
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Dental Veneers
Restorative dental procedures are often used in conjunction with one another to achieve the patient’s desired results. Most procedures require good dental health, meaning that your Durham, NC dentist needs to resolve any issues like cavities before performing a restorative dentistry procedure. This could mean, for example, a patient requires a dental filling or root canal before restoring the biting surface with a crown or improving the teeth’s appearance with veneers.
Using several procedures to benefit the patient results in a functional, aesthetically pleasing smile which will both boost confidence and making simple tasks like eating or chewing less difficult.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry gives your dentist the freedom to potentially correct several issues at once to restore function to your smile while also improving its appearance. The porcelain restorations used in restorative dentistry have very similar qualities as the natural teeth. These qualities allow the restorations to blend into your smile easily and seamlessly. Porcelain restorations are unnoticeable to others and give you a virtually invisible-in-plain-sight option to restore your smile.