Dental Restoration: 3 Things You Need to Know

Dental Restoration Falls Church, VA

Wondering if a dental restoration is in your near future? According to Cleveland Clinic, restorations are the various ways a dentist can replace or restore missing teeth or missing parts of the tooth structure. Ready to learn more about dental restorations?

Common types of dental restorations

Understanding more about the dental restoration process, as well as the types of restoration options available, is something anyone needs to do before undergoing any actual dental procedure. Because there are different restoration options, those who are in need should learn about these options, as it will allow them to make a choice that is right for them. Common restoration options include getting one or more dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges and/or dental implants. Both full and partial dentures are also included under the umbrella of dental restorations.

3 things about dental restorations everyone needs to know

The list below includes three important things that everyone needs to know before undergoing a dental restoration process.

#1 – Direct restorations vs. indirect restorations

Direct dental restorations are repairs made within the mouth and indirect restorations are repairs that are created outside of the mouth. For example, dental fillings are necessary when tooth decay is present and are a direct restoration procedure, as the dental professional performs the procedure inside of the patient's mouth. Examples of indirect restorations include dental veneers, dental bridges and dental implants, as these dental treatment options are first created and then placed into the patient's mouth.

#2 – How long do dental restorations last?

When it comes to how long a dental restoration will last, it depends on the particular type of restoration. For example, dental fillings can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years, depending on the type of filling material used. Dental crowns tend to last somewhere between 15 and 30 years when properly cared for. Dental bridges last somewhere between five and 15 years with good oral care and regular checkup appointments. Dental implants are designed to last 25 years or more. It is important to understand that each of these dental restorations requires routine appointments with the dentist. 

#3 – Same-day dental restorations

While not all dental professionals offer same-day dental procedures, many do as same-day options allow convenience. Advancements in dentistry allow dentists to create different types of dental restorations right there in the dental office, making it so many people can get the dental restorations they need in just one day’s time. This tends to be a good option for those who live very busy lives and thus find it difficult to find the time to schedule multiple dental appointments.

Get started today!

If a dental restoration is going to improve overall oral health, the sooner an appointment is made to undergo the procedure, the sooner oral health can get back on track. Reach out today to get started with a dental restoration or to learn more!

Request an appointment here: https://www.grovedentalclinic.com or call Grove Dental Clinic at (703) 763-5697 for an appointment in our Falls Church office.

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