Fixing black holes with fillings

You may have heard the term restorative dentistry before, but do you actually know what it means? The more you know about dentistry and dental treatments, the more comfortable you’ll be if ever having to seek advice or treatment from your dentist.

Restorative dentistry uses diagnosis and management/treatment to aid oral health and to rehabilitate its function and look.

A range of health practitioners can be involved in restorative dentistry including:

  • General dentist
  • Cosmetic dentist
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral surgeon

Treatment plans will be discussed and implemented by a general dental practitioner, which will aim to restore the structure, function and aesthetic of the mouth through treatment.

Restorative dentistry can involve a range of treatments to help rehabilitate the function and appearance of the mouth and teeth. These treatments may include:

  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • Oral surgery
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Braces
  • Whitening
  • Implants
  • Dentures

If you are interested in restorative dentistry, it is best to contact your general dentist to organise a treatment plan and the relevant health care professionals that will be involved for your individual plan.

After the treatment plan has been implemented, regular check-ups with your dentist are imperative to ensure the maintenance of the restorative dentistry treatment.