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Why Restorative Dentistry is Important

Why Restorative Dentistry is Important

One of the most interesting features in the field of dentistry is how different patients are. The oral health of each patient varies so much from one person to the next. We have patients who never need any additional dental work or treatments, and we have others who are frequent visitors to our office needing a considerable amount of improvements. The patients in the latter category frequently need restorative dentistry treatments. Restorative dentistry is the restoration of a tooth to its proper function following damage or disease. Restorations can be as minor as a filling or more involved like a crown, root canal, or bridge.

Advantages of Restorative Dentistry

At Baldwinsville Gentle Dentistry, we use our many years of expertise and training to create a healthy and beautiful smile. We use restorative dentistry to fix and restore structural issues with your teeth. Restorative dentistry can help:

  • Eliminate frequent discomfort
  • Restore the appearance of your natural smile
  • Fix issues related to bite problems

Difference Between Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Although restorative and cosmetic dentistry utilize many of the same treatment methods, the reason for treating the patient is very different. As stated above, restorative dentistry is needed to restore the tooth to function properly, whereas cosmetic dentistry is used for aesthetic purposes. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered elective, and restorative treatments are needed for proper bite, chewing ability, and speaking purposes. Examples of cosmetic dentistry include teeth whitening and dental veneers. It is not uncommon for a restorative dentistry procedure to be completed and finished off with a cosmetic treatment. One similarity between both restorative and cosmetic dentistry is the ability to improve a patient’s self-esteem.

We offer a variety of restorative treatments such as:

If you have suffered an injury or are experiencing dental discomfort and feel you might be in need of restorative dental treatment, please contact our office located in Baldwinsville, NY to schedule an appointment. We want to help you have a healthy and functioning smile.