Quad Cities Restorative Dentistry

Dental Restorations
Dental Restorations

Restorative dentistry is any type of procedure that helps to restore your tooth (teeth) back to its original size, shape, and function.


Once your tooth has been affected by decay ( a “cavity”), a filling may be all that is necessary to repair your tooth. In our office, we only use tooth-colored filling materials (“composite”) to help you achieve the most esthetic outcome for your tooth.


Crowns are needed sometimes when a tooth may need more than a filling to restore it back to function. This may be due to existing large fillings or when a significant amount of decay is present. A crown will completely cover the tooth and prevent it from further fracturing and/or decay. Unlike a filling, crowns are custom-made outside of your mouth at a laboratory and therefore will require two visits.

In our office, we do different types of crowns: all-ceramic (no metal) crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and gold crowns. We will recommend the type of crown that is best for your needs.


Bridges are used to replace missing teeth; it literally bridges the gap where one or more missing teeth use to be. For a bridge, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared as crowns with a replacement tooth inserted in between.

If you need more information about Restorative Dentistry in the Quad Cities, contact us today.

Watch videos about Restorative Dentistry:

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