What Kinds of Problems Can Restorative Dentistry Fix?

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A range of treatments fit into the restorative dentistry category! Root canals, crowns, fillings, and dental implants are all part of restorative dentistry. What kinds of problems can we fix? Here are some examples:


Cavities, which are tiny holes caused by decay, are a very common problem. To fix this issue, we remove the decayed part of your tooth with special equipment and place a filling. There are a few materials that work for fillings, including amalgam and composite resin. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings at our office.

Chipped or Broken Teeth

Dental trauma can cause a tooth to chip or break. Getting it fixed quickly is important because even small chips can let in bacteria. A filling or bonding can fix a small chip or break, but we can use dental crowns, as well.


Tooth infections are serious and need immediate treatment. They’re often caused by poor oral hygiene and severe tooth decay, though dental trauma can be a cause, too. In many cases, we can save your natural tooth with root canal therapy. During this pain-free procedure, we remove the infected tissue and place a crown on your tooth to protect it.

Missing Teeth

Many people lose teeth at some point in their lives. Gum disease is a common reason. Thankfully, there are tooth replacement options like bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Tooth replacements restore your chewing function, your smile’s appearance, and your confidence!

Restorative Dentistry at Overland Park Family Dental in Overland Park, Kansas

Dr. Gallagher and the team are proud to offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments. Whether you need a cavity filled, a chip repaired, or missing teeth replaced, we’re here to help. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!

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