What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the term used to explain the replacement of lost or damaged teeth with popular methods: Fillings, porcelain crowns, bridges, and Implants. In Premier Dental working motto, restorative dentistry is where we spend a lot of effort searching for new materials and techniques to support the treatment, best performing the task of curing diseases. About teeth because bacteria attack and destroy tooth tissues.
Why is it necessary to restore teeth?
The agent that most affects the onset of caries is carbohydrates (sugars) due to the ability to stick in the teeth, which is a source of nutrients for bacteria, thereby creating conditions for the development of tooth decay.
Reconstruction of damaged tooth tissue keeps the teeth in the correct position and aligned.
It makes it easy to maintain good oral care habits to help prevent plaque formation and medical problems from arising.
Gain confidence in your appearance, and maintain oral health.
What is tooth filling?
Filling, also known as a dental filling, uses dental materials to supplement the missing tooth tissue due to chipping, chipping, tooth decay, etc. Dental fillings both help improve the aesthetics of teeth and help improve teeth. Improve chewing function better.
Dental fillings are decayed.
Tooth decay is a condition in which holes appear in the teeth, caused by eating unhealthy foods high in sugar and not taking care of your teeth properly. This causes bacteria to accumulate and thrive, gradually destroying the tooth structure that creates holes.
When not treated early, the holes caused by tooth decay will grow larger and gradually spread around. This can lead to severe tooth pain, infection, and possibly tooth loss.
Warning signs of tooth decay to watch out for:
- Sudden pain in teeth
- Teeth are easily sensitive to hot and cold foods
- The surface of the tooth is changed to yellow, brown, or black
- Teeth are sore after eating or drinking hot and cold foods, etc.
If you see the above symptoms, you need to go to the dentist immediately to fill the hole in the tooth. This helps to eliminate unpleasant symptoms and restore aesthetics to the teeth.
Filling chipped teeth
An accident or substantial mechanical impact can cause chipped teeth or because you bite on food or something too hard, affecting the tooth structure.
If the crack is detected early, the doctor only needs to make a filling to fix it very quickly and safely. First, you need to clean your teeth to remove bacteria, then fill the tooth with dental material.
Filling thin teeth
The sparse tooth is a condition in which the teeth are located far apart in the jaw’s arch. Yellow teeth significantly affect the aesthetics of the face, especially in the area of the incisors. Therefore, filling in front teeth is one of the cosmetic methods applied to help teeth become closer and more aesthetic. However, the limitation of this method is that One should only use it if the gap between the teeth is less than 2mm.
If the gap is more significant, the front teeth will become large and disproportionate after filling. In this case, your doctor will advise you to switch to other methods, such as braces or porcelain crowns.
A filling replaces the old filling.
Dental fillings are not a permanent technique. Over time, the filling will gradually wear down due to chewing and falling off. At this point, you will need to re-fill your teeth.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a “hat” worn over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its esthetics.
Crowns, when firmly bonded in place, can completely cover the part of the tooth that rests above the gum.
Different types of dental crowns
Stainless steel crowns
A prefabricated crown is used on teeth as a temporary measure. The crown protects the tooth or filling while waiting for the crown to be made of another material. For children, stainless steel crowns are often used to cover baby teeth and keep teeth from getting worse. As baby teeth fall out to make room for adult teeth, the crowns naturally fall out. In short, stainless steel crowns are used for children’s teeth because they do not require frequent visits, so they are more economical than other forms.
Metals for crowns include alloys containing high levels of gold, platinum, or plated alloys (e.g., cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys). Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and have the most extended service life—metal also crowns rarely chip or break. The minus point of this type is the unnatural metallic color. Metal crowns are a good choice for molars that are hidden from view.
Porcelain crown – Titan
Crowns have the same color as natural teeth. Porcelain teeth – Titanium has the same appearance as regular teeth, second only to all-ceramic teeth. However, the metal below the porcelain crown can be seen as a dark line at the gingival margin, which is more noticeable if the gums are regressing. Porcelain-metal crowns are a good choice for front teeth, molars, or porcelain bridges because of the need for metal durability.
Crowns are cheaper than other types of crowns. However, they degrade over time and are more fragile than metal-ceramic crowns.
It is a premium crown, has the most natural color compared to other peaks, and is suitable for people with metal allergies. What can apply to all types of teeth?
Temporary crowns can be done in a dental clinic, while crowns are made in a lab facility. Specifically, temporary crowns are made from acrylic or stainless steel base materials and are used as temporary restoration, while crowns are made in the lab.
Dental care after recovery
- Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day.
- Use dental floss and water flossers to help remove plaque between teeth.
- Eat a good nutritious diet, and do not chew foods that are too hard or sticky.
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash to help fight plaque bacteria.
- Periodic dental check-ups from 4 to 6 months / 1 time.
Premier dentistry specializes in preventative, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry in Stanly County and the surrounding area.