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Understanding Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a term that dental professionals use to explain the process and effects of restoring your dental health to a functional and aesthetically pleasing presentation. Dentists can perform restorative dentistry procedures even though restorative dentistry is not recognized as a specialty by the American Dental Association. Oftentimes restorative dentistry is referred to as prosthodontic dentistry, whether your dentist uses the term restorative are prosthodontics the approach and application of procedures is still the same. Continue reading to learn about the different types of restorative dentistry that doctor Rebecca Bork offers at her practice and how you can benefit from undergoing these treatments.

Dental crowns:

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your tooth. These are custom made to fit over your tooth that is damaged, cracked, broken or may have a cavity. The dental crown is cemented into place over the damaged tooth to protect and strengthen the tooth’s structure.

Dental bridges:

A dental bridge is used to cover the space between functioning teeth that are left from missing or removed teeth. 

Dental implants: 

Dental implants are used as a tooth replacement option for those who are missing single or multiple teeth they consist of a titanium post that is placed within your jaw any dental crown that is placed on top of the post to act is a natural acting tooth. Dental implants come in the form of single implants or implant-supported dentures.

Reasons why restorative dentistry procedures are important: 

  • helps keep teeth properly align by filling in gaps in large spaces
  • Makes it easier to maintain proper oral health care habits by replacing damaged teeth
  • Restores confidence by enhancing the appearance of your smile

More information:

For more information on the different restorative dentistry treatments that Dr. Bork provides contact our offices located in Allen, Texas. Be sure to schedule an appointment to learn more about the other dental services offered at Rebecca Bork DDS, PA.

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