Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures, and their rehabilitation to a functional and aesthetic state, encompassing the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics, and in reality, all the disciplines that dentistry has to offer, even overlapping with cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to look and feel natural and improve appearance. Its foundation is based upon how these disciplines interact in cases, especially complicated ones, requiring multifaceted care.
Some of the most common issues for restorative dentistry are:
- Missing teeth
- Chips or cracks
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Tooth decay
In today’s advanced dentistry, technology has enabled dentists to provide more accurate diagnoses and treatment options. High quality dental materials like composite resins and porcelain now provide tooth restorations that not only look real — they feel and function like your own natural teeth!
Restorative Dental Treatments include:
- Inlays, Onlays & Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns & Fixed Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal Therapy
- Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
- Bone and Gum Rebuilding
The goal is always to preserve the natural teeth as much as possible, but when teeth are missing replacement with dental implants, a bridge, or a full or partial denture will help to promote dental and overall physical health as well. When teeth are missing, those gaps are vulnerable to plaque-causing bacteria building up. Missing teeth also put extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much surface area to chew with.
Health and budget both play an important role in deciding what route to take with restorative dentistry. Most dental insurance plans don’t currently cover dental implants, but in Costa Rica costs are much more affordable. The primary objective is to achieve the best possible long-term results for every patient.
If you are interested in restorative dentistry in Costa Rica, fill out the “Find a Dentist” form on this page. One of our patient advocates will reply to your needs.