Restorative dentistry is the art of reconstructing the cosmetic appearance and function of the teeth by rebuilding the tooth structures using synthetic materials. Examples of restorations include fillings, crowns and implants.

When it comes to crowns and implants, some orthodontic treatment may be needed to guarantee the best possible results in terms of longevity, function and aesthetics. It's challenging to place these prosthetics on misaligned teeth or a misformed jaw, so orthodontic treatment is required before the restorations are placed.

The goal of the orthodontic treatment in these cases is to move the teeth into the ideal position for the restoration to be successful. The results are high-quality restorations which look better and last longer.

Many top aesthetic and restorative dentists include pre-restoration orthodontics in their comprehensive treatment plans to secure better outcomes for their patient. Orthodontic treatment does take some time, but the results are worth it and will save you time, money and energy in the future as you won't need to have your restorations repaired or replaced as often.

As a low-volume, multi-disciplinary environment, Dr Petra van der Merwe can give each patient individual attention to ensure that their pre-restorative orthodontic treatment accurately follows their restorative dentist's plan. She will continuously communicate with all the members of your dental team to ensure that they are all on the same page and that any adjustments to the treatment plan be made quickly and efficiently.