Department of Dentistry, The University of Liverpool School of Dentistry, Liverpool, UK
Received: 07-Jun-2022, Manuscript No. JDS-22-68783; Editor assigned: 10-Jun-2022, PreQC No. JDS-22-68783 (PQ); Reviewed: 24-Jun-2022, QC No. JDS-22-68783; Revised: 01-Jul-2022, Manuscript No. JDS-22-68783 (A); Published: 08-Jul-2022, DOI: 10.4172/2320-7949.10.5.005
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The research, diagnosis, and integrated therapy of illnesses affecting the teeth and the structures that support them are known as restorative dentistry. This also refers to the restoration of the dentition to meet the functional and cosmetic needs of the individual. The basis of restorative dentistry is built on how the dental disciplines of endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics interact in situations needing comprehensive care. Other dental disciplines including orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, and special care dentistry, as well as surgical specialists like oral and maxillofacial surgery, may need to be involved closely with this. The objective of restorative dentistry is to treat the teeth and the structures that support them. A restorative dentist is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and the effects they have. Caries or maxillofacial trauma are examples of environmental causes. Treatment for hypodontia, amelogenesis imperfecta, dentogenesis imperfecta, or cleft palate may be required due to developmental problems.
Restorative dentistry would be used to treat multifactorial illnesses like periodontitis, which have both environmental and hereditary causes. The multidisciplinary team managing head and neck oncology cases includes restorative dentists who assist with patient rehabilitation following surgery and/or radiotherapy as well as before and during treatment.
The different ways a dentist can replace or restore lost teeth, missing tooth structure, or structures that must be removed to stop decay that could cause discomfort in the future are known as restorations. The tooth structures may be removed as a result of tooth fracture, decay, or degeneration (weakening) of a prior restoration. Restorations for the teeth can solve those issues.
Types of dental restorations
Restorative dental treatments
In order to offer the patient a comprehensive course of treatment, restorative dentistry combines the three dental monospecialties of endodontic, prosthodontics, and periodontics. Restorative consultants work in dental hospitals and are referred by general dentists and specialists in other dental fields. From there, they can offer a service for treatment planning or engage in "shared care" with the dentist who referred the patient. Restorative dentists handle complex problems that are challenging for regular dentists to handle, including but not restricted to:
• Head and neck oncology pre-radiation evaluations
• Patients' oral rehabilitation following head-and-neck oncology therapy
• Patients with cleft palate and head and neck cancer are given obturators.
• Dental rehabilitation for those with hypodontia
• Oral rehabilitation for victims of maxillofacial trauma
• Management of cases of tooth wear
• Surgical and non-surgical root canal therapy
• Treatment for periodontitis, both non-surgical and surgical