Washington Restorative Dentistry
Traditionally and as the name implies, restorative dentistry has focused on restoring diseased, injured or abnormal teeth to their normal physical form and function. Now, however, with the availability of dental materials that are not only durable but aesthetically attractive, there is a welcome overlap between restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In other words, a dentist can restore teeth for the sake of your best oral health without sacrificing your best looking smile.
Three dental procedures Dr. Mace performs that illustrate this fortunate aspect of restorative dentistry are composite resins, inlays and onlays and full mouth reconstruction.
- Composite resins allow the dentist to repair a decayed tooth or replace a dark filling with a plastic material that is not only strong, but is blended to match the natural color of your teeth.
- Inlays and onlays are similar to composite resin fillings in that they fit into a tooth, but they are fabricated in a dental lab.
- Full mouth reconstruction combines the best of a number of restorative techniques—composite resin fillings, inlays and onlays, dental crowns, fixed bridges and dental implants—to give you a healthy and attractive smile.
With restorative dentistry, our goal is to reestablish the good oral health you need while giving you the beautiful smile you want. Dr. Mace takes great care to make certain that neither is compromised. And thanks to modern advances in cosmetic dental technology, restorative dentistry has never made smiles look healthier, more natural or more attractive.