It used to be that the word dentist was shortly followed with the word pain. The world of dentistry has evolved since then, there are new techniques to diagnose any problem your teeth may have, new techniques for fixing and replacing teeth and so much more. One of these new developments in dentistry is Restorative Dentistry, as you may have guessed; it’s the side of dentistry that deals with restoring the teeth.

If you have damaged teeth, teeth that are decayed misshaped or misaligned, restorative dentistry is the answer. In recent years, our life expectancies have gone up, but our teeth aren’t so willing to follow suit which means that it’s more important than ever to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. Many treatments fall under restorative dentistry; here are some of the most common.

Dental Implants – Dental Implants are for those who are missing a whole tooth and want a secure and realistic replacement. Implanted into your jaw where your teeth used to be, it’s left to heal. After that’ done you’re left with a tooth so good that no one would even think you’d lost it.

Crowns and bridges – Crowns are bridges are the makeup of teeth. Bridges are used to “bridge” in the gap between teeth, while crowns help your teeth look aligned and straight.

These types of surgery may not be noticeable to everyone, but in the end if it makes the patient happier then it’s something to smile about. If you are interested in any Restorative Dentistry, please give the North Shore Dental Group team a call.