One of the main aspects of dentistry is restoring the existing structure of teeth and oral health. Our teeth are constantly wearing down and deteriorating as a result of caries, cavities, bite force and the acids from our stomach. Restorative treatments are necessary to maintain the structure of our teeth and prevent tooth loss. Restorative treatments can vary from simple white fillings to dental crowns and bridges and dental inlays and onlays.
Dental inlays and onlays are designed for teeth that are not strong enough to hold a filling and not weak enough to have a dental crown. Another field of restorative dentistry is Biomimetic dentistry which is dental treatments where it is designed to mimic the exact characterisations of natural tooth. These treatments have proven to be more durable than other methods of restorative dental treatment.