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What is Restorative Dentistry and Why is it Important?

If you have a missing or broken tooth, we know you are suffering! Thankfully, we offer restorative dental options that can help you! However, exactly what is restorative dentistry and why is it important? Oceanside Dental would love to provide you with answers on how and why we offer this quality treatment for you and your family.

Restorative Dentistry Defined

According to Oral B, “The term “restorative dentistry” is the integrated management of oral health problems and restoring of the mouth to a functional and esthetic state.” In other words, this branch of dentistry replaces damaged or missing teeth with the goal of restoring normal functions and creating a pleasing appearance.

The Link to General Dentistry

Have you heard of General Dentistry? It is probably the branch of dentistry that the majority of the public is most familiar with. In fact, this is an umbrella term that includes providing dental restorations. Some of our more common procedures that we provide are fillings, crowns, veneers, and dentures. These are the best options that a dentist can offer to help you to regain such normal dental habits as chewing and speaking.

Why It’s Important

What happens when you have missing limb or have a damaged car part? Often, the rest of your body or car would suffer, creating additional problems. For example, if your leg is broken and you fail to get a doctors help, your other leg may suffer from your having to rely on it too much. In the same way, if we are walking around with a broken tooth for example, we may be putting too much pressure on surrounding teeth because we cannot properly use the broken tooth. In this case, a dental crown could be a possible option to regain proper chewing and dental functions.

An Excellent Choice

We hope you have a better answer now to the question, “what is restorative dentistry and why is it important?” Please give us a call for further information or scheduling an appointment! We are happy to give both old and new patients the quality dental care that they deserve. (760) 466-0776