What is restorative dentistry and how does it differ from preventive dentistry?
At Arrow Dental, we start with preventive dentistry with the hope that you won’t ever need restorative dentistry!
Preventive dentistry includes routine services like exams and professional dental cleanings. Depending on your family’s needs, we may also recommend fluoride applications or dental sealants to protect your oral health.
When we see you every six months, we can find problems when they’re small and before they cause discomfort or long-term damage to your tooth. Scheduling cleanings every six months is essential because only a trained hygienist can remove the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth and leads to gum disease.
Restorative dentistry is needed when dental decay or gum disease has damaged a tooth. Fillings and crowns are an example of services needed to clear away decay and strengthen a tooth. If you have lost a tooth, we will recommend replacements that may include bridges, dentures, and fillings.
As you can see, if you practice adequate oral hygiene and visit us for regular appointments, you may never need restorative dentistry! Our goal is to make it easy for you to follow through with these important appointments so you can enjoy the benefits of good oral health.
If you have more questions or would like to arrange a cleaning and exam, please call our Westminster dental office.