What Is Restorative Dentistry?

When you battle painful gums or bad teeth, it can be discouraging to open your mouth. Keeping a smile on your face can make you feel self-conscious, but do not feel discouraged. You can restore your happy, healthy, beautiful smile through restorative dental procedures.

What Is It?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on replacing damaged or missing teeth. This type of dentistry removes cavities and provides treatment for other oral conditions, while its goal is to save teeth and restore their natural look and shape. Restorative dentistry uses four primary dental materials to restore your teeth, including porcelain, dental amalgam, composite resin, and gold.

Restorative dental procedures help alleviate pain and return comfort among people facing dental issues. Most commonly, adults and older people seek this type of treatment, but patients at every stage of life can benefit, including children and teens. 


Types of Dental Restoration

If you have worn, decayed, damaged, or missing teeth, restoring your smile is as easy as 1,2,3. You can update your smile with the variety of options listed below. 


Veneers are a layer of material, porcelain, or composite that are bonded or cemented to the surface of one or more teeth. Their purpose is to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or uneven. Veneers are tooth-colored, similar to composite fillings.     

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns are a type of restorative, covering the entire portion of a tooth that has been damaged, chipped, or cracked. Dental crowns replace these substantial missing tooth structures caused by root canals, dental decay, or fractures and serve as full coverage “caps” that restore the tooth’s normal size, shape, and function.  


Dentures are either removable or fixed sets of prosthetic teeth that replace multiple missing teeth. There are several denture types, the most common being complete dentures, fixed partial dentures, removable partial dentures, implant-retained dentures, and immediate dentures. Your dentist will recommend dentures when you have lost teeth, usually from dental decay or gum disease.    

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are full coverage restorations that cover three or more teeth.  Bridges replace one or more teeth while two real teeth remain on both sides of the missing teeth. Bridges are commonly used as a solution for extreme dental decay, missing teeth, or extraction. 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are partial tooth-colored or gold restorations that restore smaller areas or missing or damaged tooth structures. 

Park Avenue Dental Restores Your Smile

Your oral hygiene and the appearance of your gums and teeth can be indicators of your overall health. Being diligent and seeking immediate treatment will enable your remaining teeth and gums to stay healthy.   Park Avenue Dental’s restoration services let you rest assured that your mouth is in good shape to minimize the chance of getting gum or teeth-related illness. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and get your smile back on track.