Restorative dentistry is all about restoring the structure and function of teeth that have been damaged, infected, or lost. This type of dental treatment focuses on providing solutions to existing dental problems. Common restorative treatments include dental crowns, endodontics, dental implants, and dentures. All of these treatments are designed to replace missing teeth and restore the patient's mouth to its original condition. On the other hand, preventive dentistry is more focused on preventing dental problems from occurring in the first place.
This type of dentistry helps minimize the risk of developing tooth decay, gingivitis, enamel loss, and periodontitis. To correct these issues, your dentist may recommend fillings, crowns and bridges, dental implants, or dentures. In conclusion, preventive dentistry is a proactive approach to maintaining oral health while restorative dentistry is a reactive approach to treating existing dental problems. Both types of treatments are important for maintaining good oral health.