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.


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.


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