Tooth decay, breakage and cavity occurs for a variety of reasons. Depending on the condition and type of complication, a special method is provided by dentists to repair and regenerate damaged teeth. In repairing the teeth, the regenerative substance is placed between the remaining tooth walls and leads to tooth resistance to fracture and thus gives a beautiful appearance to the teeth. Restorative dentistry includes:
- Tooth Fillings A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
- Dental Bridges Bridge is A series of two or more dental crowns that acts like a bridge to fill the place of one or more extracted teeth.
- Dentures Such artificial teeth are sometimes made up of only a few teeth (partial denture) that are attached to adjacent natural teeth using metal or plastic fasteners, or are as a complete set of teeth that attach to the gum surface or palate using glue materials or other methods.
- Root Canals If you have a severely damaged, decaying tooth or a serious tooth infection (abscess), your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment. Root canals are used to repair and save your tooth instead of removing it.