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1. promoting a return to health or to consciousness.
2. a remedy that aids in restoring health, vigor, or consciousness.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Renewing health and strength.
2. An agent that promotes a renewal of health or strength.
[L. restauro, to restore]
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1. Of or relating to restoration.
2. Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic.
1. Something that restores.
2. A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

re·stor′a·tive·ly adv.
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1. Renewing health and strength.
2. An agent that promotes a renewal of health or strength.
[L. restauro, to restore]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Colloq. term for restorative dentistry, pertaining to placement of restorative materials into cavity preparations to return the affected tooth to good health and restore proper function.
[L. restauro, to restore]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about restorative

Q. What are the opportunities to restore gums? My gum on the lower jaw gets less and less, opening the roots of my teeth. Is there any technology or recurement to stop it and, hopefully, draw back?

A. Treatment of receding gums start with treating the cause - improving overall oral hygiene, including brushing habits (too powerful brushing may damage the gums), as well as periodic tooth cleaning at the dentist.

More sever situation may necessitate treatments done by a dentist. Consulting one may be wise.

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The growth of the restorative devices market is primarily attributed due to the rising demand for cosmetic dentistry, rising prevalence of tooth decay, and technological developments in restorative dentistry.
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Different restorative techniques have been tried to improve bonding and arrest microleakage in deep proximal cavities filled with composites.6-8 Most of these studies have shown conflicting results and no standard protocol has been established that could be followed to have durable composite restoration in cases where gingival margin extends to cementum.
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