Restorative dentistry comprises the diagnosis and treatment and/or management of conditions that affect the teeth and mouth and focuses on restoring their function and appearance to meet both the physical and emotional needs of the patient.
Who requires restorative dentistry?
This specialized area of dentistry is most commonly seen in patients who have conditions that require multi-faceted care across the three distinct and different services encompassed within the restorative dentistry field – endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.
Some examples of patients who require the specialized care of restorative dentistry teams include:
- Patients who have sustained a large amount of damage deriving from periodontal disease, excessive tooth decay, acid erosion or other oral care concerns.
- Patients who have suffered severe trauma or injury to the face, teeth, mouth, neck or jaw.
- Patients with sleep apnea.
- Patients with jaw joint discomfort or pain.
- Patients who have been affected by developmental conditions, for example, cleft lip and palate, or hypodontia, and as a result require specialist multidisciplinary care.
- Patients who have undergone radiotherapy or surgery for oral cancers.
- Patients with facial deformities.
Types of restorative dental treatment
Restorative dental treatment can encompass a broad range of different procedures and therapies. Used in combination, they can help each individual patient to achieve the best possible outcome for the function and appearance of their teeth.
Common restorative dental treatments include:
- Cavity fillings
- Gum and bone grafting
- Orthodontic braces
- Plastic surgery
- Porcelain veneers
- Root canal
- Teeth whitening
Every treatment plan is as unique as the patient we are caring for, and so the services that you will need will depend on your individual requirements.
Dr. Thomas Young and the team at EQ Dental are experienced in providing restorative dentistry services to patients in Keller, TX and the surrounding areas. If you would like to find out more about any of our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team, who will be happy to help you.