Restorative dentistry refers to the management of oral health problems and restoring your mouth to a functional and esthetic state. Procedures such as fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures and dental implants all fall into this category.
The ultimate goal of restorative dentistry work is to preserve natural teeth as much as possible. Replacing missing teeth with a dental implant, bridge, full or partial dentures helps promote dental health as well.
Filling in empty spaces in the mouth can help prevent cavities in the remaining teeth because odd-shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque-causing bacteria to build up. Missing teeth also put extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much surface area to chew with.