Reconstructive Dentistry deals with fixed and removable prosthodontics, dental care for elderly people, masticatory, jaw muscles and junctional disorder.
The basis for all types of dental reconstructions is a healthy, non inflamed soft tissue around the teeth. The tooth is hold by the surrounding bone, ligaments and the gum. The status of health of these tissues will be assessed at the beginning of the treatment and if needed treated (periodontology).
Missing teeth can be replaced by bridges, dental implants (prosthesis of the root) or removable dentures.
Placing dental implants often requires the regeneration of the jaw bone. This is necessary because the loss of teeth leads to resorption of the local bone and not using it also leads to its degradation (compare the muscle degradation after a period of lack of exercises).