What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the integrated management of oral health problems and restoring of the mouth to a functional and esthetic state. There are many examples of restorative dentistry including: fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures and dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth
The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve the teeth you already have. Sometimes this cannot be achieved and other dental solutions can be made. Replacing missing teeth with a dental implant, bridge, full or partial denture helps promote dental health as well. According to OralB and the general consensus of many dentists around the world, filling in empty spaces in the mouth can help prevent cavities in the remaining teeth because odd-shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque-causing bacteria to build up. Missing teeth also put extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much surface area to chew with.