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Restorative Dentistry

South Valley Dentistry

General Family Dentistry located in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

Teeth are vital to your health and well-being. When they're damaged, broken, or missing, they can't function as they should. Restorative dentistry aims to repair, restore, and replace teeth that can no longer perform to give you back your quality of life. Dominic Tam, DMD, and his team offer a range of restorative dental services at South Valley Dentistry in Chandler, Arizona, including crowns, dental implants, and fillings. If your teeth cause pain or discomfort, call or book an appointment online today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry aims to restore or replace damaged or missing teeth. It includes not only the tooth's appearance but also its function.

South Valley Dentistry uses state-of-the-art restorative technologies and next-generation dental materials to restore your teeth with the most natural-looking replacement, whether you have a full tooth remaining, part of a tooth, or no tooth at all.

When might you need restorative dentistry?

South Valley Dentistry may recommend restorative dental treatment if your teeth are:

  • Damaged or cracked
  • Decayed
  • Missing
  • Broken or chipped

Restorative dental care is an effective way to provide structural jaw support, tooth repair, and aesthetic improvement.

What are types of restorative dentistry?

Tooth restorations are direct or indirect. A direct tooth restoration treats minor damage in a single appointment. An indirect tooth restoration treats extensive damage and typically takes place over several sessions. Here are some of the most common restorative procedures.

Dentures

Dentures replace entire arches of missing or mostly missing teeth. They can be fixed or removable.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a secure method of tooth replacement. Your provider inserts a titanium implant into your jawbone. Once this heals, they screw in an abutment that holds a crown in place.

Crowns

A crown is the part of a tooth replacement that looks like a tooth, and your dentist matches it to your surrounding teeth. Crowns can protect fragile or damaged teeth, cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or cover a large filling.

Dental bridge

Dental professionals use a bridge when multiple adjacent teeth are missing. Bridges use the natural teeth on either side of the space left by the missing teeth to hold the new teeth in place. Sometimes a dentist will also use a dental implant to provide a more secure anchor point.

Dental bonding

A dental bond is made from strong, tooth-colored resin. Dentists use bonds to fill cavities, repair cracks or chips, and cover discolored teeth.

If you're unhappy with your smile, reach out to South Valley Dentistry and do something about it. Make an appointment over the phone or online today.