Restorative Dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth and supporting structures. It includes the rehabilitation of the teeth and the oral cavity to functional, psychological and aesthetic requirements of the individual patient, including the coordination of multi-professional working to achieve these objectives.
Restorative dentistry encompasses the dental specialties of Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics (fixed and removable) and its foundation is based upon the interaction of these specialties in cases requiring complex, multi-faceted care.
Restorative Dentistry is often aptly called ‘Oral Rehabilitation’ due to the increasing need for multidisciplinary and integrated care within and out with the speciality including Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, due to the increasing complexity of oral health problems as people live longer.
Procedures for Restorative Dentistry
- Direct filling
- Indirect filling like inlay and onlay
- Crown and bridges
- Post and core