Written by: on December 22, 2014 @ 1:51 pm


When you damage a tooth, you will require restorative dentistry. This field of dentistry refers to any procedure designed to improve the function and health of your smile. We can repair a broken tooth or dental fracture or even address a dental infection. At Comfort Dental Group, we want to help you enjoy a beautiful and whole smile once again.

Frequently Asked Questions Restorative Dentistry

Question: Why do I need to repair a decayed or chipped tooth?

Answer: When a tooth becomes damaged, the sensitive inner tooth structure becomes exposed to harmful bacteria. Soon a tooth may develop tooth decay or a serious infection. Repairing a tooth as soon as possible is vital to protecting the integrity and beauty of your smile.

Question: How does a filling work?

Answer: When a tooth develops a cavity, we often recommend a dental filling. This procedure involves placing a composite resin into the decayed portion of the tooth. A filling protects the remaining tooth structure and prevents further dental caries.

Question: Will the doctor recommend a dental crown?

Answer: If a tooth is seriously damaged or suffers from advanced decay, then you may benefit from a dental crown. A crown is a restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth. Made from porcelain, this restoration prevents further damage and protects the remaining tooth structure. We may also recommend crowns to restore a tooth following a root canal procedure and to replace a missing tooth by anchoring a dental bridge or completing a dental implant.

Question: When do people need a root canal procedure?

Answer: We typically recommend a root canal procedure when a tooth becomes infected or abscessed. We simply remove the infected tissue and add a filling material to the interior of the tooth and root canals. Then we complete the procedure by adding a dental crown.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Restorative Dentistry

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