By definition, restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to aesthetic and function requirements of the individual.
That’s a lot to chew, right?
In layman terms, a dental restoration refers to procedures that a specialist performs to keep your mouth healthy and functional. These procedures involve highly specialized fields of dentistry, including endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Let’s take a brief look at each.
Endodontics in Kitsilano and Point Grey Vancouver
Endodontic therapy is a procedure that involves treating ailments in the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. A endotontic treatment that you are already aware of, is a root canal. Here
are some common common procedures performed by an endodontist:
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. They are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Here are some common common procedures performed by an periodontist:
Guided bone regeneration around teeth
Cosmetic periodontal surgery
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry involved with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. They restore esthetics, function and comfort via the application of artificial substitutes. Here are some common common procedures performed by an prosthodontist: