Restorative dentistry is crucial in helping you reach your aesthetic goals. It can help give you the smile you’ve always wanted and also restores your mouth’s function. Shirley H. Bien, DMD, at Greenhills Dental Care helps men and women living in and around Fremont, California, maintain optimal oral health while looking their best. Get in touch with the team at Greenhills Dental Care by phone or online today to learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Also known as prosthodontics, restorative dentistry refers to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral disease. Generally speaking, restorative dentistry includes fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, and implants.

What types of dental issues does restorative dentistry address?

The primary purpose of restorative dentistry is to address and fix damaged and missing teeth. You might need restorative dental care following a trauma-related event, or because of aesthetic goals. Some of the most common restorative services include:

Cavity fillings

Dr. Bien offers cavity fillings to prevent visible decay on the surface of the tooth. She restores your teeth with enamel-colored fillings to give your smile a natural look. This often only requires one office visit.

Replacing missing teeth

Missing teeth can often be replaced by any of the following:

  • Implants: an artificial replacement for a tooth that uses a screw to hold teeth in place
  • Bridges: a device used to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth
  • Dentures: a removable dental frame to hold artificial teeth in place. 

Dr. Bien and the team at Greenhills Dental Care determine which option is the best for you during your consultation.

Strengthen and protect broken teeth

Dr. Bien can strengthen and protect broken teeth with dental crowns and bonding. These enamel-colored crowns and composite bonding can significantly reduce the visibility of a damaged tooth and effectively repair it for the long term.

Can restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry work together?

Restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry most certainly can work hand in hand, though it will very much depend on the results you want.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Bien, she’ll help you clearly identify your goals. From there, she’ll be able to recommend the most efficient plan of action. In some cases, it might require more cosmetic services than restorative ones.

Generally speaking, restorative dentistry is step one. Dr. Bien starts by fixing functional issues like missing, broken, or decaying teeth. Once that’s taken care of, she can work on the look of the restorative care.

Call Greenhills Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about what restorative dentistry can do for you.

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