Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dental treatment is the science that restores the loss of material caused by caries or other reasons, the lost aesthetic appearance and tooth function to the patient. In addition, in the field of aesthetic dentistry, it enables patients to reach aesthetic satisfaction by changing the shape and color of the teeth.

Methods Used in Restorative Dentistry

Some of the methods used in restorative dental treatment are:

  • Composite applications (direct / indirect)
  • Porcelain aesthetic works
  • Aesthetic smile design
  • Teeth whitening applications
  • Vital pulp treatment
  • Preprosthetic restoration application
  • Conservative dental treatments
  • Preventive treatment applications

In Which Situations Are Restorative Dental Treatments Applied?

Restorative dental treatment, which is a treatment method frequently applied by patients, can be performed in the following cases:

  • Traumas that damage the mouth and jaw structure.
  • Jaw structure deformations caused by different reasons.
  • The existing crookedness, crookedness or missing teeth in the teeth.
  • Bleeding, swelling and recession in the gums.
  • Problems with tartar, yellowing of the teeth and staining of the teeth.

Most Commonly Used Restorative Dentistry Methods

The most frequently used restorative dental treatment methods, which are shaped according to the needs of the patients, are as follows:

  • Restorative Dental Filling

Restorative tooth filling is a tooth-colored white filling, which is more preferred than gray-black amalgam filling. While amalgam fillings create a caries appearance after application due to their color, restorative tooth filling does not pose such a problem because it is tooth-colored. Thanks to this feature, it is the preferred filling type in aesthetic dental applications.

  • Inlay and Onlay Filler

One of the methods used in restorative dental treatment is inlay and onlay filling. It is a restorative treatment method applied in cases where there is not enough work tissue to be damaged and enough to be filled.

  • Composite Filler

Composite fillings are fillings compatible with tooth color used in restorative dental treatment. It can be used safely on both anterior and posterior teeth. Composite fillings are a type of filling that can be used to change the color and shape of teeth as well as restoring rotten teeth after cleaning.

  • Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)

It is the process of cleaning the colored, organic and inorganic substances that occur over time in the porous enamel structure on the surface of the teeth with tooth whitening gels. There are two different types of whitening methods:

  1. Office Bleaching: It is a 1-hour procedure professionally performed in a clinical setting. With the whitening gel and light technology, it is a fast, reliable and effective whitening method that can lighten the color of the teeth 3-4 tons during this period.
  2. Home Bleaching: It is the whitening process done by putting teeth whitening gels into plastic mouthpieces prepared specifically for the person. By wearing it for an average of 4-8 hours a day, the desired whiteness is achieved in about 1 week.
  • Laminate Veneer

It is also called laminate veneer, leaf porcelain or contact lens porcelain. Laminate veneers, which are frequently used in restorative dental treatment, are porcelain leaves attached to the front surface of teeth and are one of the most conservative (protective) treatments that can be done. Because they are very thin and do not contain metal, they have a high aesthetic success.

Conditions that can be treated with this method include:

  • Tooth discoloration,
  • Permanent stains on teeth,
  • Mild tooth cavities,
  • Deformities in the tooth,
  • Midline shifts in teeth,
  • Fractures in teeth,
  • Abrasions on the tooth surface,
  • Old restorations that spoil the aesthetics,
  • Dimensional and shape problems in teeth,
  • Smile problems,