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Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. It includes a range of treatments that aim to restore the function and appearance of teeth, such as cavity fillings, root canals, and dental implants. The primary goal of a restorative dentist in New Jersey at Smile Bright Dental is to restore the function and appearance of the teeth. 


Restorative Dentistry Procedures at Smile Bright Dental 

Restorative dentistry is a vital part of maintaining good oral health and can help prevent more serious problems from developing. Our most common restorative dentistry procedures are: 

Fillings – Used to repair small cavities and tooth decay. Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. 

Crowns – Caps that cover the entire tooth down to the gumline to protect a tooth with significant decay or damage that is irreparable with a filling. 

Bridges – Used to replace a missing tooth by covering the gap with artificial teeth bonded to the nearest healthy teeth on either side. 

Dental Implants – Artificial tooth roots that are implanted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. A crown is then attached to the implant. 

Dentures – Removable artificial teeth used to replace multiple missing teeth. They can be full dentures replacing an entire arch or partial dentures replacing several missing teeth. 

Bonding Composite resin material used to repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth. 

Inlays and Onlays – Custom restorations that fit into the tooth structure like a puzzle piece to repair large cavities that are too big for a filling but too small for a crown. 


What are the benefits and drawbacks of choosing a dental crown versus a veneer? 

Dental crowns are a comprehensive restoration option that completely caps the tooth. They provide protection for severely damaged or decayed teeth and restore function after root canal treatment. Crowns are very durable and long-lasting, but they require more extensive tooth preparation and multiple appointments. They can be more expensive than veneers. 

Dental veneers are a less invasive and more affordable option for improving the appearance of your teeth. They are custom-made shells bonded to the front of your teeth, allowing you to change the color, shape, and size.  

Veneers require minimal tooth preparation in many cases but are limited to cosmetic improvements and cannot restore severely damaged teeth.  

They can lead to sensitivity and are often not covered by dental insurance. The choice between a crown and a veneer depends on your specific dental needs and goals: 

  • Crowns are better suited for restoring function and protecting damaged teeth 
  • Veneers are more suitable for cosmetic enhancements 
  • Consulting with your dentist can help you determine the best option for your individual case. 

Revitalize your smile with our Restorative Dentistry 

Offering fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants, our skilled Restorative dentists in New Jersey are dedicated to restoring the beauty and functionality of your teeth.  Schedule your personalized consultation today and take the first step towards a healthier, more radiant smile.