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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Most people will need some form of restorative dentistry during their lifetime. It focuses on restoring damaged or missing teeth. Restoration dentistry aims to protect and improve oral health, eliminate tooth infections, and restore the function and appearance of teeth.

Good restorative dentistry ensures your teeth feel comfortable and pain-free, allowing you to eat properly. Modern dental restorations can improve the appearance of your smile using advanced porcelains and the latest techniques. Our general or family dentists at My New Jersey Dentist provide a comprehensive choice of restorative treatments that include the following: 

Why is Restorative Dentistry Important?

When teeth are damaged by infection or trauma, it makes it harder to bite and chew food. If teeth are missing, it can change your bite so your remaining teeth cannot function properly. A damaged tooth that isn’t restored is susceptible to infection and decay. For example, a chipped tooth may not hurt yet but allows bacteria to enter the tooth so an infection can soon develop. A good restorative dentist can give your natural teeth the best chance of surviving, using techniques to protect and preserve them and prevent further infection.


Why Would I Need Restorative Dentistry?

There are various reasons why you may need restorative dentistry, including:



Damaged teeth
due to trauma


Is Restorative Dentistry Different from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, but restorative dentistry is focused on improving oral health and the overall function of teeth. However, some treatments will restore teeth while improving their appearance.

An example is porcelain crowns that restore a damaged tooth to the correct size and shape so you can eat comfortably. But a dental crown also restores its appearance so you can smile and talk more confidently.

What Are The Risks And Benefits Of Restorative Dentistry?

Several important benefits of restorative dentistry include:

  1. Protecting and restoring oral health.
  2. Improving oral function so you can bite and chew without discomfort.
  3. Eliminating pain caused by an infected tooth.
  4. Improved appearance.
  5. Lower risk of dental problems in the future.

Potential risks associated with restorative dentistry can include

  1. Tooth sensitivity after restorative dentistry. A tooth might take a few days to settle down after treatment.
  2. Allergic reaction to materials or metals. Anyone with metal sensitivities or allergies can reduce this risk by choosing metal-free restorations.

There are very few risks to restorative dentistry, and we take every precaution to minimize them, using the highest quality restorative materials. These are often metal-free and designed to work biomimetically with your body

Treatments such as root canal therapy can restore severely infected teeth. Without these procedures, there is a greater risk of losing natural teeth.


When Should I See a Dentist for Restorative Dentistry?

If you have visible damage to a tooth, have lost a filling, or can feel something is not quite right with a tooth, please get in touch with us. It is important to restore teeth promptly, even if a tooth is pain-free or only has mild sensitivity. Another example is if a tooth is causing a nasty taste or you have developed bad breath, that can indicate an infection. The sooner we can assess the damage and provide suitable restorative treatment, the less likely the issue will develop into a larger problem later.  

What to Expect When You See a Restorative Dentist?

When you see us with a dental problem, we will examine your mouth gently, and if you are in discomfort, we will provide care to help relieve any pain. We may take digital x-rays, especially if a tooth is infected, as these can show the extent of the damage in areas hidden from the naked eye, such as your tooth roots.

After your dental exam, we can discuss our findings and recommend suitable treatment. You will receive a treatment plan outlining all possible restorative procedures and materials. The costs can vary according to the technique and materials selected, and we can take you through the pros and cons of each so you can select the best option for your needs

Many people will seek out restorative dentistry because they are concerned about their appearance initially, but the benefits can extend beyond this. In the longer term, restorative treatment can soon correct a minor issue with a tooth. It can save you time and money in the future and potentially a great deal of stress


Restorative Dentist Near Me: Avoid Future Decay and Restore the Natural Function, Form, and Aesthetics of Your Teeth at My New Jersey Dentist

When looking for an efficient approach to repairing damaged or missing teeth to improve dental health and restore chewing functions, consider a skilled restorative dentist who excels at placing artificial restorations to replace substantial missing tooth structures caused by root canals, dental decay, or fractures.

How to Find a Restorative Dentist in Your Area

If you're looking for a restorative dentistry specialist nearby, here are a few tips:

The team at New Jersey Dentist stays updated with the latest advancements in restorative dentistry. Our commitment to customized care and strong patient connections drives our skilled staff to fully understand each patient’s unique requirements. We effectively replace missing teeth, restore worn teeth, fill gaps between teeth, and ensure proper alignment through fillings, crowns, implants, and other treatments focused on restoring the oral health and function of our patients.

Page Updated on May 27, 2024 by Dr. Victoria Kushensky, DDS (Dentist) of My New Jersey Dentist
Victoria Kushensky D.D.S

My name is Victoria Kushensky. I am a general dentist dedicated to remaining at the forefront of my field. Combining compassionate care with extensive knowledge, I offer cosmetic and general dentistry services as well as advanced root canal treatments.

I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the esteemed New York University College of Dentistry. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in various dental procedures, ensuring effective treatment for each patient’s unique needs. I prioritize patient comfort and understanding, taking the time to thoroughly explain procedures and address any questions.

More about Dr. Kushensky

My NJ Dentist: Victoria Kushensky, DDS
385 Prospect Ave Suite 304
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 298-8000