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What is restorative dentistry? | Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci

Today’s dentistry has evolved into a number of specialized fields that can address almost any dental health problem and help patients keep their natural teeth in good health for a lifetime!

Restorative procedures can repair and strengthen a damaged tooth, avoiding the need for a tooth extraction. It is always in the best interest of a patient to keep their natural teeth as this also supports a healthy bite: losing a tooth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and shifting of other teeth which can disrupt the natural function of the bite.

The dentists of Family and Spa Dentistry offer restorative dentistry in their Pennington dental office and have extensive experience in the treatment of complex dental problems. Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci and her staff can address almost any dental health problem in the comfort of their Pennington dental office and offer the added convenience of same day restorations in many cases with the use of CEREC technology.

Restorative dentistry offers procedures to replace a tooth that is missing or too damaged to repair. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, along with periodontist Dr. David Heering, offers dental implants and dental bridges for patients who have lost a tooth or several teeth. Dental implants offer the most comfortable, natural looking and functioning results and can also help to stabilize bone loss because of the implanted post that fuses with the bone and becomes a natural part of a patient’s occlusal system. Dental implants can also provide secure anchors for dentures and allow patients to function normally, without dietary restrictions.

Restorative Procedures:

Dental Crowns: a dental crown is often used to repair a damaged or decayed tooth, providing a “cap” that will strengthen and secure the tooth;
Dental Veneers: also used for cosmetic changes, veneers can also be used to repair minor tooth damage and maintain the integrity of a natural tooth;
Dental Bridges: bridges can be used as a conservative method to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, using neighboring teeth as support for a custom fit prosthetic tooth;
Dental Implants: often considered the best long term option for replacing missing teeth, implants function much like a natural tooth.

Restorative dentistry can help maintain your natural smile! If you have damaged or missing teeth, schedule a consultation at Family and Spa Dentistry to discuss your options.