Dental Restoration: Everything you need to know

When a person has a cavity, the only possible treatment is dental restoration. Many have no idea how this process is done or why it is so important to prevent major problems from arising in our mouths. And that is exactly why we have separated in today’s text for you all the main information about dental restoration , a process that is relatively simple, but very important. Do you want to know more about it? Read all about it in today’s text! But first, do you really know what a cavity is?

What is a cavity?

In order for us to understand what a dental restoration is, we must first understand what makes it so necessary. Caries, one of the main problems that arise in our teeth, can be defined as the result of the accumulation of bacterial plaques in a specific region of the teeth. Certain bacteria, when stimulated by certain foods, such as sugars, make the destruction of tooth enamel easier, allowing them to invade our teeth and cause the famous pains.

Although it is considered quite common, it is also very simple to prevent cavities from arising and that you need a dental restoration. We will also address this issue later in the text.

What is Dental Restoration?

Now that you have a better understanding of what a cavity is, it is easier to understand what dental restoration is, the only known way to deal with this type of problem. Also called dental restoration, this process basically consists of three steps, which are:

  • Tooth opening : In this phase, the dentist opens his tooth until he finds where the bacteria are accumulated, that is, where the caries is.
  • Cleaning : It basically consists of eliminating all types of bacteria and dirt that it may contain in your being.
  • Sealing : In this phase, the dentist seals the tooth to prevent any type of bacteria from returning to it. This sealing can be done in several different ways and, for this reason, it is important to better understand the types of dental restoration known.

 

Types of Dental Restoration

The purpose of sealing the tooth is simply to prevent bacteria from accumulating there. However, there are many ways to do this. They vary in price for several reasons, from the price of the material to a more aesthetic issue, considering that this is also an important issue when we talk about teeth. The main types of dental restoration are:

  • Resin Restoration
  • Porcelain Restoration
  • Metal Restoration
  • Gold Restoration

Let’s talk more deeply about each of them, as well as their prices and their main characteristics.

Resin Restoration

This is perhaps the most widely used type of restoration and it occurs for several reasons. Primarily because it is a type of material that has a consistency very similar to that of the tooth and, therefore, has a more pleasant aesthetic appeal . In addition, it is not a very expensive material, which also makes it very commonly used. They are also the type of material that least affects our teeth because they do not contain many harmful materials.

The big problem with resin restoration is that this material may end up staining over time due to the pigmented foods that are eaten. They also do not have a long service life, varying between 3 and 10 years.

The price of a restoration of this type varies between R $ 30.00 and R $ 60.00.

Porcelain Restoration

Porcelain restorations are considered to be much more sophisticated and also have a much longer service life. They are usually made in the laboratory from a mold of the teeth made by the dentist. Because of this, its price is usually a little more expensive , varying between R $ 50.00 and R $ 100.00, depending on the location where it is made.

Metal Restoration

Metal restorations, also known as amalgam restorations, used to be much more popular in the past, but are still used today. It is a cheap material, which explains why they have always been popular. As a negative point is precisely the aesthetic issue , since the metallic appearance does not usually please people very much. The price of this type of restoration varies between R $ 30.00 and R $ 60.00.

Gold Restoration

Undoubtedly the most sophisticated type of restoration available. Gold restorations, in addition to having a life of more than 20 years, can also mold to almost any type of tooth and this is considered the best material to work with. For this reason, their prices tend to be much higher, ranging from R $ 200 to R $ 500.00, depending on the location, of course.

How to avoid having to do a Dental Restoration?

Some of the main actions you should take to avoid tooth decay and, consequently, dental restoration, are:

  • Brush your teeth several times a day, always after eating, on waking up and before sleeping
  • Make use of dental floss every day
  • Use mouthwash
  • Avoid eating too much sugar
  • Visit a dentist regularly, at least once every 6 months

All of these are very simple, but extremely effective attitudes to prevent you from having problems with cavities.

Of course, a procedure like dental restoration is something that none of us want to do. After all, the ideal is to take all preventive measures so that cavities do not reach us. However, as it is sometimes inevitable that we do this type of treatment, it is important to understand how it works and also why it is so important. In this way, we not only acquire more knowledge, but we also understand better how our bodies work and make it more difficult for cavities to affect us again. And good oral health is also good health for our body in general.

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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