Restorative dentistry is the care you receive beyond simple cleanings or gum disease treatments: it focuses on correcting decay or infection.
A basic restoration would be a filling, most commonly tooth-colored composite material placed in the void created by the decay.
Infection would be treated with antibiotics and followed by root canal treatment and most commonly a crown to protect the tooth and your investment.
Tooth replacement may involve bridges, removable partial dentures, dental implants and even full removable dentures