Restorative dental procedures focus on repairing, rebuilding, and refortifying compromised tooth structure to prevent further tooth injury or infection. Though strong, a tooth cannot repair itself when compromised by a cavity, chipped edge, cracked surface, or other structural damage. Instead, your dentist will have to restore the tooth with a custom-designed restoration. For instance, a tooth filling can stop a cavity from growing and save what remains of your healthy tooth structure, or a cosmetic restoration like porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth.
While the main goal of restorative dental procedures is to repair teeth and reestablish their proper function, an equally important goal is to preserve a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. Therefore, each restoration is custom-designed to address your specific needs, using advanced materials that mimic healthy tooth structure and integrate successfully with your natural dentition. Your dentist will only recommend procedures that are necessary to improve your oral health and reinstate the beauty of your smile.