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Restorative dentistry in Derby

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Struggling with damaged or missing teeth? We specialise in transforming smiles and improving dental health through restorative dentistry. In Derby, our dedicated team is committed to offering personalised care that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. 

Restorative dentistry is a vital component of dental health, focusing on repairing and restoring your teeth to their optimal condition. This guide is designed to introduce you to the world of restorative dentistry, its benefits, and how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a specialised field of dental care focused on repairing and restoring damaged or missing teeth. It combines aspects of cosmetic dentistry with advanced dental techniques to improve the function, health, and appearance of your mouth. Whether you’re dealing with decay, injury, or wear over time, restorative dentistry offers solutions to bring back your smile’s natural beauty and functionality.

Who needs restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is suitable for anyone looking to improve their dental health and aesthetics. It’s ideal for individuals with:

  • Missing teeth due to injury, decay, or disease
  • Damaged teeth (chips, cracks, or extensive wear)
  • Dental decay requiring fillings, crowns, or bridges
  • Desire to replace old dental work for aesthetic or health reasons

What are the types of dental restoration?

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Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic offers a comprehensive range of restorative dental services, including:

  • Dental bridges: A durable solution for missing teeth, bridges are anchored to neighbouring teeth to fill gaps and restore your smile. They provide a fixed solution that, with proper care, can last many years, helping patients chew and speak more effectively and confidently.
  • Dentures: Full or partial dentures replace missing teeth, enhancing your ability to speak, eat, and smile confidently. Modern dentures are comfortable and natural-looking, designed to fit snugly over the gums and jawbone. They improve the ability to eat and speak, enhance facial structure by preventing muscle sagging, and boost confidence by providing a complete smile. 
  • Dental implants: The gold standard for tooth replacement, implants provide a stable and long-lasting foundation for replacement teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as a root for the artificial tooth. They function like natural teeth, allowing for easier eating and cleaning. 
  • Dental crowns: Custom-made to fit over your entire tooth, crowns restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a damaged tooth. The process involves preparing the tooth, taking an impression, and fitting the crown. 

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  • Inlays & Onlays: Used for moderate decay, these are more conservative than crowns and are placed within the biting surface of the tooth. An inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface if the damage does not affect the tooth cusps, whereas an onlay is used when the damage is more extensive.
  • White fillings: Aesthetic and functional, white fillings restore decayed teeth and blend seamlessly with your natural tooth colour. White fillings are less invasive than other restorative methods, preserving more of the natural tooth. They also help to restore the strength of the tooth, preventing breakage and insulating against temperature changes. 
  • Root canal fillings: This treatment saves and restores a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. 


“As a retired gent you can imagine my initial concerns at facing having my missing 5 front teeth (or rather my existing but broken Denture) replaced by dental implants! I had experienced years of dental difficulties and to make the decision to go ahead with implants was a major one – the worst of the pain was passed in less than 24 hours – amazing!!!  Even the injections are virtually painless thanks to Dr Osman’s wonderful techniques.The subsequent treatments were problem free and to have my new choppers in 5 months was just wonderful”– Philip M

What are the advantages of restorative dentistry?

The benefits of restorative dentistry extend beyond aesthetics, including:

  • Improve oral health: Restorations help prevent further decay and damage by protecting vulnerable areas of your teeth.
  • Enhanced functionality: Restorative treatments restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably.
  • Boosted confidence: A restored smile can significantly improve your self-esteem and overall quality of life.
  • Long-term dental health: Properly cared-for restorations contribute to a healthier mouth and can prevent future dental issues.

What’s the difference between restorative and cosmetic dentistry?

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While both restorative and cosmetic dentistry focus on improving the appearance of your teeth, the primary difference lies in their objectives. Restorative dentistry is primarily concerned with repairing and restoring the function and integrity of the tooth structure due to decay, damage, or loss. Its treatments, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants, are often essential for oral health and functionality.

Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, primarily aims to enhance the appearance of teeth and smiles. It includes procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and composite bonding, which are chosen to improve aesthetic appeal rather than address health concerns.

Meet our treatment coordinator

At Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic, we understand that deciding on dental treatment can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re proud to introduce Sonya Wynne, your dedicated Treatment Coordinator.

Sonya offers free consultations for a variety of services, including dental implants, smile makeovers, veneers, crowns, and more. With Sonya’s extensive knowledge and friendly approach, you can explore your options in a no-pressure environment and make informed decisions about your dental care.

To schedule your free consultation, please call 01332 364630.

“Very impressive photographic pictures and scan images were taken and the treatment options were explained very well. This followed a further meeting with Sonya the treatment coordinator who worked out the cost of having an implant. Going back in May to start the procedure. All in all a wonderful experience with the happy staff.”– Amir Q

Restorative dentistry is a powerful way to improve your dental health and rejuvenate your smile. At Bridge Dental in Derby, we’re committed to providing excellent care tailored to your unique needs. Rediscover the joy of a healthy, restored smile with Bridge Dental.

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Posted by Bridge Dental and Implant Clinic on 20th March 2024, under Restorative dentistry