Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry are both diverse and different facets of the much broader field of Dental and oral Health. Although they are both concerned with your oral health, they offer a diverse range of treatments and specializations in order to specifically treat different oral and dental concerns.

Restorative Dentistry:

Restorative dentistry refers to the process of diagnosing and resolving issues regarding your dental health. Generally, Restorative dentists will be concerned with keeping your mouth and teeth healthy and fully operative.

Usually restorative dentistry doesn’t require any sort of specialization. It is concerned with your oral health and procedures to ensure that your teeth have a healthier – shinier, immaculately stretched life. Restorative dentists are primarily concerned with the physical and biological health of your teeth. They ensure that your teeth are well kept and to diagnose any fixtures, restorations or replacements. They are generally concerned with the following set of treatments

Restorative Dentistry Procedures:

●      Dental Implants:

Dental implants are fixtures that are used to replace any gaps caused by missing teeth. They are usually made synthetically by dentists and designed to match your original teeth.

●      Dental crowns

●      Dental bridge

●      Scaling and Polishing:

Scaling and polishing refers to the process of cleaning your teeth with Dental chemicals, in order to remove any plaque or unwanted residue. Scaling and polishing is a necessary and preventive procedure in order to avoid tooth decay and yellowing.

●      Cavity fillings

●      Root canal therapy:

Root canal therapy refers to the procedure or treatment ensured in order to eradicate tooth pulp swellings and improve pulp health in order to eradicate any chances of future cavity or bacterial growth/infections.

●      Gum grafting:

This is a meticulous procedure of using healthier gum tissues and implanting them on oral sites that have undergone gum recession. This process requires surgery

●      Various Orthodontic treatments such as braces and fixtures

●      Oral health

●      Teeth whitening

●      Refer you to a Cosmetic Dentist   

Restorative dentistry focuses on providing general treatments that are required to ensure the health of your teeth. A restorative dentist will be able to reconstruct decaying teeth by applying implants. They will also be concerned with procedures like filling the cavity in order to avoid any harm to the rest of your teeth.

If you have lost some teeth, they’ll also be able to reconstruct your teeth with implants and perform procedures like, dental bridges, dentures and implants.

Cosmetic Dentistry:

While Restorative Dentistry is concerned with maintaining and ensuring your oral health, Cosmetic Dentistry is generally concerned with enhancing your oral health and procedures for ornamentation and aesthetic value. As the name suggests, Cosmetic dentistry is able to enhance your smile, with procedures like Porcelain whitening, crowns and veneers.

They are usually concerned with procedures that allow a snow white smile and enhance your facial features.

Some of the most popular procedures include fixtures of any chipped or broken teeth. Contouring veneers, canals and procedures concerned with eradicating yellow teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures:

●      Teeth whitening

●      Porcelain crowns

●      Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Dentistry offers a great treatment in order to restore and enhance teeth whitening. A cosmetic dentist will construct a Porcelain jacket for your teeth. This procedure is carried out in order to restore your smile and eradicate any yellowing. The procedure is concerned with teeth and facial aesthetics.

●      Gum Contouring:

Gum contouring is an immaculate procedure that is carried out in order to restore and enhance the appearance of your gums. This Cosmetic procedure requires a meticulous process/ surgery that encapsulates the process of removing excessive gum tissue, tweaking and restoring gums and improving the overall appearance of your teeth.

●      Dental implants

Oral Jewelry:

Cosmetic Dentistry also includes ornamental procedures like implanting Teeth jewelry. Usually people get silver, gold and even diamonds implanted in their teeth. The procedure involves a careful placement of the jewelry and ensuring its safe and aesthetic value.

Oral / Dental Bonding:

Dental Bonding is one of the most interesting Cosmetic procedures. Dental bonding is concerned with procedures that help enhance your smile. This includes fixing chipped teeth, crafting and reconstructing broken teeth and coating your teeth with oral fixtures to improve your smile.

●      Application and consultation for Orthodontic implants including Misaligned 

The above mentioned procedures and treatments differ in regards to the functionality. While restorative dental procedures are concerned with maintaining and ensuring your oral health, Cosmetic dentistry is majorly concerned with improving and enhancing your oral health. Both of these departments are intertwined and provide treatments in order to help maintain and restore your beautiful smile!