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restorative

 [rĕ-stor´ah-tiv]
1. promoting a return to health or to consciousness.
2. a remedy that aids in restoring health, vigor, or consciousness.

re·stor·a·tive

(re-stōr'ă-tiv),
1. Renewing health and strength.
2. An agent that promotes a renewal of health or strength.
[L. restauro, to restore]

restorative

(rĭ-stôr′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to restoration.
2. Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic.
n.
1. Something that restores.
2. A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

re·stor′a·tive·ly adv.

restorative

[ristôr′ətiv]
Etymology: L, restaurare
pertaining to the power or ability to restore or renew a person to a normal state of health or consciousness.

re·stor·a·tive

(rĕ-stōr'ă-tiv)
1. Renewing health and strength.
2. An agent that promotes a renewal of health or strength.
[L. restauro, to restore]

re·stor·a·tive

(rĕ-stōr'ă-tiv)
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]

restorative

1. promoting a return to health or to consciousness.
2. a remedy that aids in restoring health, vigor or consciousness.

restorative dentistry
see restorative dentistry.

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.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1136.htm

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20 sec primer application on the cavity walls, light air-drying, 20 sec LED source light curing, restorative material placement via a syringe tip followed by 40 sec light curing (Fig.
Influence of different surface treatments on microshear bond strength of repair resin composite to two CAD/CAM esthetic restorative materials.
Effect of swimming pool water on staining susceptibility of various tooth-coloured restorative materials.
In case of complicated fracture, superficial over contouring of the restorative material over the fracture line and pulp chamber.
Bawden, Fluoride Release from Restorative Materials and Its Effects on Dentin Demineralization, J Dent Res 78(10): 1647-1654 (1999)
Light-cured resin-modified glass-ionomer cements (RM-GIC) were developed as restorative materials, to address the shortcomings of conventional glass-ionomer restorative materials (C-GICs) [Nagamine et al.
To meet the esthetic demand of patient, researchers and manufacturers are in a continuous endeavour in search for better restorative material.
Restorative materials used were Nano Composite {Te-Econom plus, Ivoclar Vivadent (RO353)} and Nanohybrid Composite {Tetric N Cream, Ivoclar Vivadent (P87103)}.
Caroni, "Color stability of provisional resin restorative materials," The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Silorane is the name given to a class of restorative materials with monomers derived from the combination of siloxane and oxirane.
It is therefore impor- tant to work with sealable restorative materials.
What used to be a standard procedure, such as complete caries removal and extension for preventive during cavity preparation, as proposed by Black [Kidd 2004], has now changed due to the use of adhesive restorative materials.