Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. Restorative procedures include cavity fillings, root canals, and even dental implants.
There can be two goals in restorative dentistry: to restore the function of the teeth and to restore the appearance of the teeth. In some cases it’s one or the other, and in some cases it’s both.
Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing.
Taking care of your teeth starts early in childhood and extends throughout the course of your life.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the patient’s facial appearance while general dentistry is concerned with the prevention and treatment of dental disorders.
However, some cosmetic procedures can have oral health benefits and you may find that your general dentist carries out a range of cosmetic procedures.