- In dentistry : 1. A prosthetic r. or appliance; a broad term applied to any inlay, crown, bridge, partial denture, or complete denture that restores or replaces lost tooth structure, teeth, or oral tissues. 2. A plug or stopping; any substance such as gold, amalgam, etc., used for restoring the portion missing from a tooth as a result of removing decay in the tooth. [L. restauro, pp. -atus, to restore, to repair]- acid-etched r. the r. of tooth structure with a resin after the surface of the tooth has been treated with an acid solution that etches the tooth surface, thereby increasing retention of the r..- direct resin r. a direct r. made by inserting a plastic mix of auto- or light-polymerized resins in a cavity prepared in a tooth. SYN: direct composite resin r..- permanent r. a definitive r., in contradistinction to a temporary or provisional r..- provisional r. SYN: temporary r..- root canal r. a gutta-percha, silver, or plastic cone that has been carried into a root canal, either alone or in conjunction with a cement, paste, or solvent, for the purpose of obturating the canal space.- temporary r. a r. to be used for a limited period of time, in contradistinction to a permanent r.. SYN: provisional r..
* * *a) a returning to a normal or healthy conditionb) the replacing of missing teeth or crowns also a dental replacement (as a denture) used for restoration
* * *n.(in dentistry) any type of dental filling or crown, which is aimed at restoring a tooth to its normal form, function, and appearance. A sealant restoration (or preventive resin restoration) is a combination of a fissure sealant and a small filling.
* * *res·to·ra·tion (res″tə-raґshən) [L. restaurare to review, rebuild] 1. the act of renewing, rebuilding, or reconstructing. 2. the return to a previous state or condition, as of health. 3. the process of replacing by artificial means a missing, damaged, or diseased tooth or teeth or any part thereof. See also filling and prosthetic r., and see restorative dentistry, under dentistry. 4. the act of re-forming the contours of parts of teeth destroyed by lesions or injury, thereby restoring their functional properties.
Medical dictionary. 2011.