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Rexburg, ID

Restorative Dentistry

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Sometimes teeth misshapen or get broken or decayed. Injury, poor dental hygiene, or tooth overcrowding are often the culprits as to why teeth don’t look or function as they should. Missing or damaged teeth can cause a handful of problems, not to mention how they can affect the look of your smile.  When your smile and daily activities of eating and speaking become interrupted by broken, decayed or crooked teeth, restorative dentistry is needed. This is why we offer several procedures to help restore the function and appearance of your teeth.The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve and restore the patient’s natural teeth to its ideal form and function.

Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. 

There are many restorative dental services we offer to address each patient’s specific needs. These include:

•  Fillings
•  Crowns
•  Implants
•  Root canals
•  Full and partial dentures
•  Veneers

Cavity Fillings

Cavity fillings are the most common restorative dental procedure. Bacteria often finds itself burrowed in the crevices and crannies of your teeth, which results in the wearing of your enamel. This creates a little hole, called a cavity. To prevent further damage from the tooth, our dentists will perform a cavity filling procedure to remove the damaged part of the tooth, and fill the cavity with a tooth-colored filling.


Sometimes a tooth can become so damaged from severe decay or a chip or crack in the tooth. When this happens, it can be fixed with a crown, otherwise known as a cap. In this procedure, the top part of your tooth is shaved down and the crown is placed over it, looking and functioning like a normal tooth while your natural tooth stays in place.


When a tooth becomes so decayed, it may need to be removed. Sometimes patients may already have missing teeth due to decay, infections, or injuries. In this case, implants may be necessary. Teeth implants replace the entire natural tooth and root. The artificial root is surgically placed into your jaw bone where the natural tooth originally was. Then, a cap or crown is placed over the new root. Implants look and function as your natural teeth.

Root Canals

A root canal procedure is beneficial for those teeth who have had cavities that have gone deep into the tooth and sometimes even the root. When this happens, the soft pulp inside the tooth becomes infected, causing more damage and pain. A root canal is done by a dentist, who removes all the soft pulp inside the tooth, cleans out the infection, and fills the inside of the tooth with the same material as a cavity filling. This procedure is done in an effort to save a tooth from further damage.

Dentures and Veneers

Dentures and veneers are replacement options for missing teeth. Generally, they consist of an entire arch of teeth for the top and/or bottom row of teeth. Dentures do not have roots, and go straight on the gums with suction or adhesive. Veneers are a row of teeth placed over the teeth to improve your smile and sometimes protect your natural teeth.

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At Apple Tree Dentistry, our patients are treated with utmost care. Our dentist will speak with you about your tooth restoration options and which one will be best for you. If patients require more extensive dental work, we also provide oral surgery, periodontal dentistry, and endodontic dentistry.

Contact us today to begin the journey of restoring the look and function of your smile.
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