Restorative Dentistry

The process of “restoring” tooth structure due to decay, trauma, esthetics, etc.

Composite/Resin Filling:

This is a “tooth colored” filling material that is placed and shaped to the way your teeth come together.

Crown:

An artificial replacement, which is tooth shaped, that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding the remaining coronal tooth structure, or is placed on a dental implant. It is made of metal, ceramic or polymer materials or a combination of such materials. It is retained by cement or mechanical means.

Bridge (Fixed Partial Denture):

A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements. This is like a crown, but a bridge has multiple crowns fused together. A Bridge typically can be cleaned underneath, whereas a single crown cannot.

Sealant:

A “tooth colored” material designed to be applied to the biting surfaces of posterior (back) teeth to prevent cavities in the grooves of teeth.