With the dentistry industry constantly advancing with technology, restorative dental care is no exception. Restorative dentistry is no longer just for your grandparent’s dentures, it helps to restore patients’ smiles of all ages after experiencing tooth loss or severe tooth damage. This type of dentistry focuses primarily on restoring functionality first, but there are also naturally some cosmetic benefits as well. Ultimately replacing missing or broken teeth will help you to chew food properly, but it will also aid your confidence knowing that you have a complete smile once again.

Here at elleven Dental, we understand that dental health can affect your overall wellbeing and your daily routines. When something goes wrong with your teeth, it can impact your ability to eat, drink and talk. Leaving dental issues untreated for too long can also increase your risk of further damage to your teeth, infection, tooth loss, and more serious issues such as sepsis and heart problems. Thankfully, restorative dentistry can help to limit any chances of extreme health issues and protect your health. 

What is restorative dentistry?

Only a few years ago, patients were quite limited in terms of options for repairing damaged or diseased smiles. Luckily now, the science of dental restoration has dramatically evolved and patients are able to benefit from techniques that are safe, efficient, and most importantly painless. 

As professional dentists, we always recommend that regular cleaning and good oral hygiene are effective at maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. However, your dental health can still be severely impacted by accidents such as sports or bad habits such as choosing to smoke can cause discoloration. 

Restorative dentistry is the term used to explain the process of replacing missing or damaged teeth. Restorative procedures help to: 

  • Fill any empty spaces in the mouth and ensure that teeth are aligned correctly
  • Replace teeth making it easier for patients to maintain good oral hygiene
  • Halts missing teeth from affecting a patient’s health, appearance, and self-esteem

The different restorative dentistry options

Our dentists only ever use the most advanced restorative dental techniques to help repair your smile. We work hard to ensure that you achieve a result that is resilient, yet naturally fits your facial aesthetic. Other benefits and advantages include shortened treatment time, reduced healing periods, and higher quality materials that can last as long as you can.

We are pleased to provide the following treatments:

1. Invisalign 

This treatment is a good option if you have crooked or crowded teeth. Invisalign can also help with other dental issues such as misaligned teeth, gapped teeth or bite alignment problems. Straightening your teeth can help to dramatically improve your quality of life, as it reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 

2. Crowns 

Provide a diverse restoration option that can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes such as to:

  • Cover a tooth that is discoloured
  • Attach and anchor a dental bridge
  • Restore a decayed tooth
  • Cover dental implants
  • Improve the appearance of misshapen teeth
  • Support a filling 
  • Strengthen a fractured or weak tooth. 

3. Root canal therapy

This treatment allows you to avoid having to have a tooth pulled out due to an infection or decay. Root canal therapy is used when the integrity of the pulp of the tooth has been compromised and is an incredibly popular and common type of restorative dentistry. 

4. Teeth whitening

Often teeth whitening is seen as cosmetic, however, it can also help to restore your white smile and remove any darkened or discoloured teeth. No matter the cause of staining, discoloured smiles can make you feel embarrassed and lower your self-confidence. 

5. Full restoration

If you are suffering from a smile that is severely decayed or damaged then you most likely need a full-mouth restoration. A full restoration is completely tailored to the individual concerns of our patients and work towards the goal of achieving a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. Our dentists will likely recommend the following procedures: 

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Implants
  • Veneers
  • Dentures (full or partial)

To find out more about our restorative dental procedures, please get in touch.