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Restorative Dentistry

Over a patient’s lifetime, dentists choose to aid patients sustain their natural teeth. Unfortunately, several patients encounter considerable dental harm, and find it challenging to reserve their permanent teeth. Restorative dentistry offered at kliniko will help rebuild your smile. It will also help achieve optimal results by aiming for a functional, attractive and healthier smile.

Defining Restorative Dentistry

Dentists often use the term "Restorative Dentistry" in relation to the replacement of damaged or missing teeth. Common restorative treatment options include:

-   Fillings

-   Crowns

-   Bridges

-   Implants

-   Dentures

The goal of any restorative dentistry procedure is to create a healthier oral cavity. Accomplishing this goal has the additional benefit of preventing future oral health complications.

Resin Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a solution for those patients facing challenges with cracked, decayed or chipped teeth. This procedure includes the process of applying a putty-like resin that is identical to the patient’s original tooth color. Additionally, an ultraviolet light is utilized to harden the resin, which ultimately bonds to the tooth. Lastly, the resin is trimmed, shaped and polished to give an improved and ideal finish.

Glass Ceramic and Porcelain Crowns

Glass ceramics and porcelain crowns may be ideal for patients who display discoloration as well as cracked, misshapen, or distorted teeth. The crown, also known as a dental cap, is fitted over a tooth that is impacted by any of these disparities. The crown is created by either metal, ceramic, resin or porcelain, and is frequently used to strengthen a debilitated tooth. At kliniko we try to preserve more of the natural tooth, making it an optimal option for overall improved oral health.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are a form of indirect restoration. For selective patients that qualify, it may be an alternate procedural option instead of crowns. The process of inlays and onlays is similar to obtaining a filling. Additionally, an inlay is used to fill the body of the tooth, while an onlay is a more substantial reconstruction that consists of covering the cusp of the tooth. The most substantial difference with a standard filling is that the inlay/onlay is fabricated outside the mouth, therefore providing better oral functionality. Both of these processes are fabricated by composite materials such as ceramic or porcelain, which are then molded by our in-house lab.

Titanium Implants

Dentists utilize a variation of dental implants, however, titanium implants are the most common choice. The dentist may recommend the replacement of a missing tooth with a titanium implant in order to obtain optimal preservation of the bone. These titanium devices are inserted into the bone socket providing the patient with a substitute root, as well as an attractive tooth. Also, the process includes the patient’s jawbone to heal around the implant, providing it with a strong and permanent foundation.

Importance of Restorative Dentistry

Although the ultimate goal for Dr. Humza Arif is to preserve the patient’s natural teeth, several patients encounter considerable dental harm and are unable to conserve their natural teeth. Restorative dentistry entails the construction of a smile that provides results of a healthier and more functional smile. Missing or damaged teeth can be due to injury or substandard oral hygiene. These disparities may cause the patient to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, impacting their overall self-esteem. With the implementation of certain procedures, these issues can be fully resolved. Some common solutions would involve filling in these empty spaces, providing an excellent way to keep your teeth in proper alignment, as well as adding correct flossing and brushing techniques in a daily oral routine. These replacements guarantee good oral hygiene and prioritize preventative dental care.

Qualification as a Restorative Dentistry Candidate

If  you have missing teeth, you may be an excellent candidate for restorative dental care at kliniko. If missing teeth are a result of an accident or poor oral hygiene habits, the replacement can go a long way towards restoring your self-confidence and overall oral health. Dr. Humza Arif may suggest that you try a bridge, dental implants or custom dentures. The available treatment options will largely depend upon your unique needs as a patient. He will accordingly perform a comprehensive examination before recommending a treatment option. In certain cases, only one option may be appropriate, however, some cases may allow you to have a choice between two treatments. Certainly, he will always provide you with a recommendation for the most instrumental and beneficial treatment plan. At kliniko, it is fundamental for us to emphasize on trying to maintain as much of each tooth's natural structure as possible, which may result in the suggestion of a less invasive treatment. The treatment will signify that your tooth will remain intact and heal more rapidly.

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