An individual’s appearance plays a major role in how he or she deals with life. Most of us may have noticed that on certain days when we are looking good our confidence level goes up by many notches. Similarly when we are having a bad hair day, our confidence level automatically dips. It is not a question of how beautiful a person is, but rather it depends on how presentable the person is looking that day.
So even if one does not have beautiful hair, she would still like her hair to be perfectly groomed which adds to her overall appearance. Similarly we would like to have every aspect of our physical features to be proper which can be further enhanced with cosmetic. Our teeth also play a very crucial role in our grooming although we do not realize it. It is no wonder therefore that restorative dentistry has found many strong followers.
Restorative dentistry is the technique that dental health professionals use to rectify and correct every kind of dental problems. A person may face some alignment problems with his teeth due to some accident or disease or maybe even a natural defect. The other kinds of dental problems include discoloration, infected gums, loss of teeth, bad breath, canker sores and many such other problem areas. Such problems usually arise from caries or severe external trauma and leave the patient feeling unattractive and in great discomfort. Restorative dentistry has undergone much technological advancement and now it is possible to cure and rectify the problems that arise in dental health care. Restorative dentistry makes use of upgraded materials like transparent or invisible braces and various kinds of fillings.
The restorative dentistry process can be broadly classified direct and indirect restorations. Direct restorative dentistry uses a variety of materials like dental amalgam, glass ionomer cement and composite resins. The indirect process includes materials like porcelain, zirconia, gold and other materials. The direct restorative dentistry involves the placement of the restorations in the tooth itself while the indirect restorations are usually prepared in a laboratory and then set on the tooth. The most common types of indirect restorative dentistry include the use of veneers, inlays and outlays, bridges and crowns. The dentist prepares records of the patient’s tooth and gives it to the dental technician who then prepares the indirect restoration based on these records. Once the size and bite have been confirmed the indirect restoration is permanently bonded on the patient’s tooth.
Restorative dentistry has managed to provide hope to millions of people across the globe that faces problems due to a dental defect. Conditions which were earlier considered to be permanent and incurable can now be easily rectified. Also restorative dentistry is making use of materials that ensure that the natural appearance of the patient does not suffer due to any restorative dental work. The cosmetic aspect of such treatment has a major contribution in enhancing the popularity of restorative dentistry among people suffering from dental problems in all parts of the world.