Restorative Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

A lost tooth impacts much more than the appearance of your smile, and should be replaced as soon as possible. Not only can surrounding teeth position to fill the gap left by a missing tooth, but food particles and bacteria can also become lodged in this space. Over time, one missing tooth could lead to decay, gum infections, and the loss of additional teeth.

For patients who are missing a single tooth, we often recommend a dental bridge. This is a replacement tooth (or teeth) grounded to a natural tooth on either side by a dental crown. If you are missing multiple teeth, we may recommend replacing them with full or partial dentures or dental implants.

Unlike dentures, which are false teeth that are affixed to the gums using an adhesive, implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants which are fused to the jawbone. 

Some patients prefer dentures because they require less in-office preparation, while implant dentures are a better solution for others. We’ll help you decide which tooth replacement option is best for your unique situation.

Most dental insurance plans do cover at least a portion of the cost of restorative dental treatment. While routine restorations like dental bonding are often covered at a higher rate, major restorative work may be covered at 50 percent or less. 

Each insurance plan is different. We work with each patient to maximize the benefits of his or her plan, and also offer a number of payment and financing options to help make sure you get the care you need.