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The importance of dental restoration

Dental restoration is the discipline of dentistry dedicated to the treatment of missing and damaged teeth. It is of great importance because it helps prevent the deterioration of oral health.
These restorations have as goals:

  • Prevent oral problems that may occur in the absence of intervention.
  • Filling the vacant space prevents the migration of neighboring teeth.
  • To maintain good dental hygiene, which eliminates the plaque and prevents the risk of infection.
  • On a psychological level, the restoration embellishes the smile of the patient, which has a big impact on his general mood as well as his confidence and his self-esteem.

What are the types of restorations?

The dental professional can offer you various treatments to replace your missing teeth. Among other things, he will be able to talk about filling, crowns and even the installation of implants or a bridge.

The filling is mainly used for the treatment of cavities. It is often referred to as “sealing”. Only the composite resin is used for these fillings.

The crown is ideal for a broken tooth or seriously affected by decay. Resembling a small hat, it covers the damaged tooth, so as to strengthen and improve aesthetics.

As for the implant, it consists of two distinct parts: the screw (tenon) and the artificial tooth. You can attach a crown, a bridge, and even a complete prosthesis. With a natural appearance, implant restorations offer the same functional sensation as healthy teeth.

As for the bridge, it is made to measure and can replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is attached to the adjacent teeth and once installed, it looks like a real tooth in every way.

Your dentist will tell you what restoration you should consider based on the health of your mouth. Above all, do not hesitate to ask questions about the preparation, the steps of the intervention and what will happen after the treatment. You will have everything in hand to make an informed decision.