Restorative Dentistry Background
Dental restoration may result from repairing damage that had been done to the teeth through neglect, such as not brushing of flossing, although restorative dentistry may also involve repairing damage of the teeth and gums as the result of trauma. Dental restoration is often performed on hockey players who lose teeth during games, though dental restoration may also address when an adolescents have inadequate room in their growing mouths for teeth.
Dental bridges are sued to address gaps in a person's teeth. A dental bridge can replace one or several teeth. Dental bridges can be made from several different materials, with common options for a dental bridge including metals, such as gold, and porcelain, as well as a combination of porcelain molded onto metal.
Retainers are often thought of along side of braces, although the use of retainers is not restricted to orthodontists. A retainer may also be used after oral surgery in order to keep the teeth in place. There are three common forms a retainer will be made in: Hawley retainers, Essix retainers, and a bonded or fixed retainer.
Dental crowns can be made out of the same materials ans dental bridges. A dental crown is a common method to address inadequate brushing or flossing which results in a danger of tooth loss. Dental crowns are created outside of the mouth, since the process to make a dental crown cannot be completed inside a person's mouth.