Restorative dentistry encompasses all aspects of dentistry discussed elsewhere on this web site. From tooth whitening to fillings to crowns, it is all restorative dentistry. During the course of routine visits, patients may need some basic restorative procedures due to regular wear and tear.
Other patients may need more comprehensive restorative treatment to make up for years of neglect or as a result of some type of injury. First, a thorough initial examination – which may include X-rays, impressions, periodontal exam, oral cancer exam, or dental exam – is needed. Once we have obtained all information relevant to your situation we will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems that exist.
If you do not understand a procedure being explained to you, ask for a detailed written description so you can review it. Also ask to discuss options and timing so that you understand every aspect of the proposed treatment. There are often several ways to deal with dental problems and it is important to find the option that fits your needs aesthetically, functionally and financially. We may also need to refer you to specialists (periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon or endodontist) for a consultation in order to develop a treatment plan that is best for you.
Once you understand and agree to a plan of treatment, we can begin to help restore a healthier, attractive smile at a pace you are comfortable with.