What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry includes many different types of treatments to bring your teeth back to their normal state of health, such as:
• Preventing tooth and gum disease
• Treating disease conditions of the teeth, gums and dental nerves
• Repairing or replacing injured or damaged teeth

At some point in your life, you are likely to need restorative dentistry care. Dr. Hayes and her staff take great pride in caring for every patient with a thorough and gentle approach, while using the best practices modern dentistry has to offer.

Restorative Procedures



Cavities (dental carries) are a common problem that require effective treatment to prevent complications. Fillings are typically used to treat cavities and prevent further tooth decay.



When left untreated, dental cavities can lead to infection. When an infection reaches the space inside the tooth where the nerve is located, root canal therapy is needed to relieve pain and stop the infection.

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dental extractions

Having a tooth pulled (dental extraction) is a very common procedure. Extractions can be done for many reasons such as:
• Removing severely damaged or diseased teeth
• To make room for in-coming adult teeth
• To treat infection



Crowns are tooth-shaped covers placed directly onto damaged, weak, or irregular teeth. They can be used for both cosmetic and functional (restorative) purposes.

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Dental implants

Teeth are designed to last a lifetime.  However, serious tooth or gum disease or other injury sometimes requires the removal of one or more teeth. When this happens, dental implants can be a permanent replacement for those missing teeth.



Dentures are also known as dental prosthetics or “false teeth.” When one or more teeth are lost due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury, custom-made dentures can replace those teeth, maintaining your smile and ability to eat and speak properly.

"My crown prep was a very good experience...the skill and artisan-ship gets a perfect grade.
— Gayle M.