Is restorative dentistry the same as cosmetic dentistry?
Restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different in that restorative treatments focus on restoring damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth, while cosmetic treatments are aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth. While restorations can improve the overall aesthetics of a smile, they have a more functional purpose than just making teeth look better.
We offer restorative and cosmetic services at our dental office in Westchester NY. Contact Buchanan Dental Arts today for more information about our restorative and cosmetic dental care options. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams! We can’t wait to work with you and make it a reality.
With over 25 years of experience as a restorative dentist in Westchester NY, Dr. Carlos Garzon is passionate about providing high-quality restorative care for his patients. He takes the time to understand your goals and create a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
What is The Recovery Time of Restorative Dentistry?
The recovery time for restorative dentistry is almost none, and it depends on the type of treatment being performed. Minor restorative treatments such as fillings, veneers, dental crown and bridges, and inlays/onlays usually require a few hours for the numbing effect to wear off, and after that, it is just a matter of following the instructions to feel almost like nothing has happened. Restorative work will not provoke swelling or discomfort like surgical procedures do.
Some restorative procedures such as dental implant, and dentures can take several hours and sometimes days before they feel fully healed or adapted. So, during this time, it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions exactly so that everything heals properly, and the restoration looks and feels its best.