Restorative dentistry is any dental procedure that repairs (or restores) damaged areas of the mouth. This includes fillings, bridges, and implants among several other treatments. Restorative dentistry does not include services that are considered cosmetic, like veneers or whitening.
Restorative dentistry is meant to prevent and treat diseases of the teeth so that they can be restored to the best health possible. This means repairing or replacing teeth that are damaged or defective. Procedures include:
When your child is undergoing any type of restorative dentistry procedure, their parent or guardian should work to keep their child calm. Staying calm will help them feel more comfortable. We also recommend the following:
Bring a “comfort” item from home such as a blanket or stuffed animal
Explain the process of the treatment and its benefits
Stay nearby in case we need to reach out to a family member
After a restorative procedure has been done, parents should abide by the following guidelines: