Dental reconstruction is a dental treatment by means of which we remove all the caries (diseased tissue) in a tooth, and replace it with an artificial restorative material, composite or composite resin.
What differentiates a conventional filling from a dental reconstruction treatment is the area to be treated. In the case of a large caries to be removed, we would refer to a reconstruction, while a filling can adequately deal with any tooth decay that does not affect more than half of the dental surface.
A tooth reconstruction or filling consists of performing a restoration procedure on a tooth that has been previously damaged by caries or by trauma which has altered the structure and anatomy of the tooth. It is intended to eliminate cavities and restore the appropriate anatomy so that the tooth can perform its function again.
There are cases in which a little sensitivity may appear in the treated tooth, but this is usually transitory and tends to disappear within a few days. In the event that after ten or twelve days it has not disappeared, it would mean that the nerve of the tooth has been affected and an endodontic procedure may be required.