What is Restorative Dentistry?
As the name suggests restorative dentistry restores oral and dental tissues to normal functionality whilst simultaneously improving the patient’s smile aesthetics.
Arnica comprises a highly experienced team of dental surgeons that are experienced in a range of state-of-the-art restorative dental treatment.
Why is Restorative Dentistry Important?
Restorative dentistry can be instrumental in improving the aesthetic appeal of a person’s smile as well as helping to maintain good oral health and wellbeing
Missing and damaged teeth can also lead to malocclusion which is the misalignment of teeth of the upper and lower dental arches which can effect eating and even talking.
What Types of Restorative Dental Care are there?
Restorative dentistry comprises of the following key dental disciplines:
Restorative Dentistry – Operative Dentistry (repairing teeth)
Operative dentistry is concerned with the restoration of parts of the teeth that are defective as a result of disease (tooth decay), trauma (accidents), or abnormal development to a state of normal function, health, and aesthetics.
As part of Arnica’s holistic approach to dental care, operative dentistry includes preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. Operative Dentistry includes fillings, inlays and crowns.
Periodontology (prevention and treatment of gum disease)
Gum disease or gingivitis rather than tooth decay is the biggest cause of tooth loss. At least 75% of UK adults over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease. If treated in its early stage it is possible to reverse the progress of gum disease.
Endodontics (root canal treatment)
Arnica’s Endodontic treatment saves teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Although the pulp is removed, the treated tooth remains alive, nourished by the surrounding tissues.
Prosthodontics (replacement of teeth)
Prosthodontics is a specialised field of dentistry concerned with restoring and/or correcting dental or facial defects with artificial substitutes (prostheses).
Dr Ellie Ledger is Arnica’s Prosthodontist having spent several years completing an accredited specialist training program. Her specialist on-going training also involves the knowledge of the other dental specialities to ensure the best possible level of care for a patient.