A patient who has teeth that are damaged or missing, whether from disease, injury or other causes, is a candidate for restorative dentistry, which will restore overall mouth health and make teeth look aesthetically pleasing. Receiving proper treatment for damaged or missing teeth is essential in order to prevent further problems and eliminate difficulties with eating or speaking.
There are several restorative options available, and which ones are used depend upon the patient's overall health and personal preference, and the doctor's recommendation. Available restorative dental treatments include:
- Full and partial dentures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Inlays and onlays
- Full-mouth reconstruction
Each type of dental restoration has its own benefits. To complete a full-mouth restoration, several treatments may be combined.