What is so called Preventive Restoration?

Over 75% of dental decay originates in the recesses of our teeth, which are called fissures and pits. In addition to being hard to clean, teeth with this condition are also predisposed to decay as well. To prevent this condition from surfacing or to treat a condition that already exists, preventive and/or corrective restoration becomes imperative.

Following are a few time-proven dental solutions in dentistry that will help keep your winning smile.

Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR) is a thin, resin coating that is applied to the surface of molars, premolars, and the pits and fissures of the teeth. As a preventive procedure, it safeguards the tooth by sealing deep grooves and creating a smooth surface that’s easy to clean and looks good.

  • Dental Fillings

If a tooth is already decayed, a dental filling may be required to fix the damage and strengthen the tooth once more. While dental fillings help in restoring the appearance and shape of teeth, more importantly, they help teeth perform at their optimum best as well.

  • Dental Crowns

A tooth-shaped cap, the dental crown is positioned over a tooth to restore its size, shape, strength, and enhance its appearance as well. Dental crowns may be required to protect a weak tooth, restore a broken or worn-down tooth, cover a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t much structure left and various other reasons.

Among the several types of crowns, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, metal, and all-ceramic, a zirconia crown is one of the best dental solutions. Since it is very robust ceramic, a zirconia crown is utilized as a strong base material in certain types of full ceramic restorations. In addition, a zirconia crown is also more aesthetically appealing, which is what makes it one of the most recommended types of crowns today.

While preventive and corrective restorations are a great way to safeguard your teeth for many years, it is imperative that you visit your dentist in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur to check for wear and tear at regular intervals. That coupled with adequate home care and a balanced diet will help you keep your dental crown/s and dental fillings looking as good as new.