There are three recognized levels of restorative care in dentistry. The first level is emergency care. If you are experiencing pain, infection or other distress, the first order of business is not necessarily cleaning your teeth or filling every cavity. It’s getting you comfortable, now! Only then do we move to the second and third levels, disease control and restoration. With disease control, we make sure any actively destructive processes such as decay or periodontal disease are stopped. With restoration, we attempt to get your teeth back to the durability, appearance and comfort of the originals.
The goal of restorative dentistry is to return destroyed or lost tooth structure to full form and function. If you have a filling, crown, or dental implant, you have already benefited from restorative dentistry.