A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing toothstructure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma.
What is restorative dental care?
Restorative Dentistry includes dentures, bridges, implants, fillings and root canal therapy. Each of these restorative services helps restore a lost or damaged tooth due to dental disease or injury. Restoring the function of the teeth allows speech, swallowing and chewing to be restored.
What is basic dental care?
Basic restorative care, such as fillings, periodontal work and root canals are typically reimbursed at a lower rate — 80% is common among many dental plans). Class III: Major restorative care, such as crowns, bridges and dentures are often covered at 50%.