Restorative dentistry is a broad category of dental procedures designed to improve the function and appearance of your smile. At Carlston Dental Group, I offer restorative dentistry solutions to patients to restore their teeth as well as their gums to a healthy state after they have been affected by decay or disease.
The most common restorative procedures I provide my patients include fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and periodontal treatment. These services help patients avoid tooth loss and the need for more extensive procedures like dental implants.
When patients visit me to fix issues caused by tooth decay, damage like cracks and fractures, or worn-down teeth, the most common restorative dentistry procedure I recommend is tooth filling. Tooth fillings restore the function and structure of teeth damaged by decay or trauma.
Before I place a tooth filling, I first gently and carefully remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, I replace it with an amalgam or composite resin filling to restore the tooth to its original shape, size, strength, and function, as well as prevent any further damage.
Tooth fillings are among the most straightforward restorative dentistry procedures and patients who receive fillings don’t need to worry about experiencing pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.