It is the art and science of replacing the lost tooth structure with a material that restore the function and esthetic.
This consists of;
- Preventive measures as
a- (topical fluoride application) for decreasing the liability of tooth enamel to caries.
b- (Enameloplasty) a process of reshaping the enamel surface to prevent food accumulation that predispose to caries.
Restorations of decayed teeth by white tooth-colored material (composite)that matches the tooth in term of color and strength.
Other materials as (glass ionomer) which is also tooth- colored is a material of choice for patients with high caries index due to its fluoride release property.
- endodontic treatment which is the root canal treatment by removing the affected pulp, mechanical shaping of the canals and filling them with a biologically accepted material .
This is usually followed by crown placement to prevent the tooth from fractures and assuring longevity.
- fixed prosthesis (crown and bridge)
With the innovations in dental ceramics, restoring badly broken teeth to a natural-like one is now easier than before.
With shades and colors that closely match most of the population, patients’ satisfaction is guaranteed.