Operative Dentistry

Message from the Director of the Department

The Department of Operative Dentistry provides minimal intervenient adhesive restoration of dental caries using current resin bonding systems. Moreover, we perform esthetic conservative dentistry; CAD/CAM ceramic inlays and crowns are recommended to our patients.

吉山昌宏

Director,
Operative Dentistry
Masahiro Yoshiyama

Scope of Target Diseases

  • Dental caries
  • Tooth fracture
  • Enamel /dentin hypoplasia
  • Discolored tooth
  • Tooth staining
  • Dentinal hypersensitivity
  • Pulpitis, apical periodontitis
  • Gingivitis, periodontitis
  • Dental attrition, abrasion, and acid erosion

Features and Description of Medical Care

The Department of Operative Dentistry provides conservative treatment for the morphological and functional restoration of tooth substance loss caused by caries and other tooth hard-tissue diseases. These treatments also prevent pulp-related and periodontal tissue diseases. Furthermore, we provide treatment for the root canals of a tooth with the pulp infected by advanced caries, often accompanied with severe pain. If caries are left untreated, they never heal spontaneously. Therefore, early detection and early cure are important. A person might have dental caries if they experience pain induced by sweet foods such as chocolate, tooth sensitivity to cold water, and tooth sensitivity to hot water. We also perform painless treatments for dentin hypersensitivity, by which teeth without caries are sensitive to cold water or ice cream. Additionally, we conduct esthetic restoration such as whitening.

For outpatient visits

After proper receipt of informed consent, we formulate treatment plans according to a patient’s wishes and choose treatment methods through discussion with them. Only then do we perform the necessary tests and treatments.
Additionally, we perform esthetic restoration such as whitening and ceramic restoration.