What Is a Restorative Dentist?
The term “restorative dentist” refers to a dental care professional whose area of expertise pertains to rehabilitating the function and appearance of teeth and supporting oral structures. To put it another way, a restorative dentist helps patients regain the ability to properly speak and chew by replacing missing/damaged teeth and improving overall oral health. Some of the most common restorative treatments performed to accomplish this include:
- Fillings – A tooth-colored resin used to strengthen and/or stabilize teeth damaged by cavities or decay.
- Crowns – A tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to enhance its appearance and durability. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants when replacing missing teeth.
- Bridges – False teeth used to replace a single tooth or a succession of multiple missing teeth.
- Dental Implants – Small posts designed to mimic natural tooth roots. Anchored into the jawbone, dental implants provide the support for crowns used to replace missing teeth.
- Dentures – A removable set of false teeth used to replace a series of missing teeth (partial denture) or an entire row of top or bottom teeth (full denture).
At our practice, Dr. Katherine Beiting helps patients restore both form and function to their teeth using top-of-the-line dental techniques and materials. Depending on each individual’s unique needs, she can repair or replace one or several missing teeth while helping to optimize oral wellness. If desired, she can also combine restorative procedures with customized cosmetic dentistry treatments as part of a full mouth rehabilitation.
If you are seeking a restorative dentist, Dr. Beiting will be happy to meet with you to discuss your treatment options and develop an individualized plan that can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again. To schedule an appointment, please contact our practice online or by telephone today.