It’s true—the use of fluoride along with a greater self-awareness has diminished the incidence of tooth decay over the past few decades. Yet, teeth remain susceptible to decay, disease, trauma, and infection. Thus, as a way to “restore” them back to health, dental professionals use a variety of methods and materials in Restorative Dentistry. As a general term, Restorative Dentistry can be minimal or complex, and may incorporate several materials and techniques. As it continues to evolve, there’s no doubt that Restorative Dentistry greatly improves dentists’ ability to diagnosis, prevent, and treat many oral anomalies.
While Restorative Dentistry works to restore the diseased hard tissues and soft tissues surrounding them, it combines other branches of dentistry such as Endodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. In short, Endodontics covers procedures such as fillings using Amalgam, Composite, or Gold restorations, Root Canal Therapy, Pulpotomy, and Pulpectomy.Periodontal treatment may include Scaling or deep cleanings, tissue regeneration, or even bone grafts to help maintain normal anatomy and function. In turn, Prosthodontics is sometimes used following Root Canal Therapy with the placement of a Crown.
The following is a list of topics covered by Restorative Dentistry:
- Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment plan (General and Restorative Dentistry)
- Periodontal Disease
- Disease Management (inflammatory)
- Occlusion, Occlusal defects
- Diagnosis of Oral Diseases
- Simple Restorations Pulpal and Periradicular Disease Management
- Treatment for Tooth Loss
- Tooth Replacement Planning
Led by Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma DDS, PhD., Precision Digital Dentistry utilizes the latest in dental practice advancements, providing patients in Bridgewater and surrounding areas with the high quality dentistry. With comprehensive care for patients of all ages, Dr. Guojun is fully equipped to handle all of your dental needs, including any restorative dental treatments that may be necessary. If you are searching for a dental home for your family, you can trust the gentle, yet sophisticated care at Precision Digital Dentistry. Call us today.