Restorative Dentistry

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What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry refers to work that dentists do to restore the appearance and function of a person’s smile, such as replacing or repairing missing or damaged teeth.

Restorative dentistry typically includes treatments to “fix” problems, such as filling in cavities in the teeth with natural-looking resin composite fillings, as well as prosthetic devices such as crowns, bridges, and implants to restore the look and function of your smile. Dr. Emily and Dr. Patrick use a wide variety of techniques, materials, and procedures to expertly repair damaged, broken, and/or missing teeth, restoring perfect function, while also restoring the beauty and stability of your smile.

Why should I consider getting restorative dental work?

If you’ve had problems with your teeth caused by disease or injuries that have resulted in damaged, missing, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth, or if you’ve lost teeth as a consequence of periodontal disease, our capable dentists can help you to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. Whether you need a filling or a crown, a bridge or an implant, or any procedure to restore your mouth’s function and cosmetic appearance, our friendly and knowledgeable dentists can help you by replacing damaged or missing pieces as well as stabilizing and fortifying your remaining teeth.

What is the goal of restorative dentistry?

The goal of restorative dentistry is simply to restore your teeth and gums to their healthiest condition, restoring both the aesthetic appeal as well as the comfort and function of your smile.

What types of treatments are used in restorative dentistry?

Treatments such as resin composite dental fillings, veneers or crowns, dental implants, and porcelain bridges are common restorative procedures that help bring back the look and function of your smile as it was before any damage occurred. When a good dentist performs restorative work, it simply looks like a beautiful, healthy mouth in which everything is functioning optimally. Good restorative work should blend in seamlessly with the other remaining healthy teeth in your mouth.

Dr. Emily and Dr. Patrick provide comprehensive dental care with an extremely gentle touch, and our staff will make sure you relax and feel absolutely comfortable while we restore your smile. We offer various types of pain relief in the form of injections, topical anesthesia, and/or nitrous oxide to prevent any discomfort that you may experience during any procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, you may take over the counter pain medication.