Restorative dentistry is when your dentist goes back into your mouth and restores problems that weren't prevented. These problems can include loss of function, struggles eating or speaking, or tooth and gum issues.
Your dentist will receive specialized training in how to restore your mouth back to good oral health and restore as much function as possible to your mouth so you can still enjoy a high quality of life. There are many things that your dentist can do to help restore function to your mouth.
Some Common Restorative Procedures
One of the most common restorative procedures that nearly all adults have are fillings. By filling in where a cavity once was, your tooth was restored to a functional level and you were more able to eat and speak like normal.
Another restorative option is getting dentures. This is done when you have lost all of the teeth on one arch of your mouth. This is a full arch of false teeth that you wear to try and restore your ability to chew and speak like normal.
The restorative option that is quickly growing in popularity is dental implants. They give you the opportunity to restore nearly full functionality anywhere in your mouth where a tooth was lost. It doesn't matter if you have one missing tooth, five missing teeth, or no teeth left in your mouth. Dental implants can make your mouth feel like it once did, before any of your teeth went missing.
If you want to find out more about what restorative options you may have, ask your dentist. They can cover the gambit of options you could benefit from, and explain to you the specific benefits you would get out of each procedure. You can get your mouth back. You simply need to ask about how to do it.
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