What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a broad field that includes techniques designed to repair and replace damaged teeth and gums. The techniques used may include:
- Cosmetic dentistry, such as tooth whitening and dental bonding, to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or otherwise damaged.
What does a restorative dentist do?
A restorative dentist restores damaged or missing teeth. A crown or bridge, for instance, is used to fill a space where a tooth is missing. A custom-fitted crown is bonded to the remaining teeth to conceal any imperfections.
What types of restorations does Dr. Isaac Kim offer?
Our practice offers both composite fillings and amalgam fillings. Dr. Isaac Kim prefers composite fillings, which match the color of your natural teeth, but amalgam fillings are a good option, too.
What's the difference between crowns and fillings?
A crown is a restoration that covers the entire tooth. A filling restores only part of a tooth.
Do I have to have crowns or fillings?
Not at all. When caught early enough, cavities can be treated with a minimally invasive restoration.