What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is essentially any treatment that aims to restore the health, strength, and function of your teeth. Unlike preventive dental care and cosmetic treatments, restorative dentistry is intended to fix physically uncomfortable, painful, or unsafe oral conditions like:

  • Cavities
  • Cracked teeth
  • Infections
  • Missing teeth

Restorative dental treatments are designed to improve your oral health while also enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, unlike cosmetic treatments, which are purely meant to change the way your smile looks.

Some of the most common restorative dental treatments are:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root canal therapy

Benefits of Dental Restorations

There are a variety of health and cosmetic benefits to restorative dentistry treatments:

  • Protect your gums by replacing missing teeth
  • Restore the integrity of damaged or decayed teeth
  • Repair your bite for easier chewing
  • Return your diction for clearer speech
  • Prevent further oral health issues like gum disease or root canal infection

What to Do

If you experience any tooth pain or unusual sensitivity, or you notice severe discoloration (dead tooth), a crack, in one or more teeth​ or a chip in one or more teeth, contact Palmieri Dentistry right away for a dental exam. It is important not to delay, as dental issues do not heal on their own.

Dr. Palmieri will need to examine your mouth to find out what is causing the problem and how extensive it is. He will prescribe the right treatment to relieve your symptoms, restore your oral health, and prevent possible further complications. You will also receive instructions for a quick and comfortable recovery.

What to Expect

Most restorative dental treatments are relatively painless thanks to modern techniques and innovative tools, all of which Dr. Palmieri regularly uses. He frequently administers anesthesia to keep you from feeling any pain during treatment and has worked hard to create a warm, spa-like environment in the office for your comfort.

Your Dental Health is Essential to Your Overall Health

Don’t wait another day to find relief and restore your smile’s natural look. If you’re suffering from a toothache or have chipped or missing teeth, call the Palmieri Dentistry team or book an appointment online for a personalized consultation to find the best restoration treatment for you.