What is Restorative Dentistry?
Whereas cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetics of your smile, restorative dentistry involves dental procedures intended to restore functionality while managing oral diseases like periodontitis and tooth decay.
Simply put, the practice of restorative dentistry involves focusing on building a stable foundation of teeth that have been negatively affected by certain medical conditions, accidents, and/or traumatic injuries.
The goal of your Burkburnett, Texas, restorative dentist is to improve and maintain the proper functioning of the mouth to prevent pain, discomfort, and disease. In so doing, restorative dentistry will also improve the aesthetics of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Functioning teeth and gums are attractive teeth and gums.
Some of the most common restorative dentistry procedures include:
- Inlays/ Onlays
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canals (Endodontics)
- Composite Fillings
You will notice that many of these procedures are on both lists: cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The reason for that is many of these procedures improve the function of the teeth and gums while improving the aesthetics of the mouth. You will see your cosmetic/restorative dentist in Burkburnett, Texas, performing these procedures to improve your mouth’s function and enhance its beauty.