How Restorative Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Restorative Dentistry Smile in CarAre you someone who loves to spend time taking what others would call an old piece of junk and restoring it to its former glory? If so, you can appreciate the craftsmanship involved in restoration, whether it’s a car, a house, or even your smile. Restorative dentists specialize in improving smiles negatively affected by damage and dental issues, like cavities, cracks, and even tooth loss. If your smile is suffering from a dental problem, it’s time to learn how restorative dentistry could bring back its beauty and functionality.

Common Dental Problems and Some Simple Cures

One of the most common problems affecting Americans’ smiles is cavities. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults will experience a cavity at least once in life. The good news is that restorative treatment for a cavity is relatively minor. In many cases, a thorough cleaning and simple dental filling is enough to restore a tooth’s health and prevent continued decay. In some cases a dental crown may also be required, to further protect the tooth. For instance, this is often recommended when a cavity has left a large hole within a tooth.

Cracks and chips are also relatively common dental issues, both of which can be treated by dental crowns. Dental crowns help take the brunt of pressure when you chew, allowing your fragile teeth beneath the crown to remain safely intact. Dental crowns are also a beautiful way to restore a smile, particularly one left badly damaged or permanently stained because of a dental issue.


Dr. David Foster and Creekside Dental have served the dental needs of patients and their families in our community since 1985. If you live in Columbia, TN, or Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, or any of the surrounding communities, then call our office today at (931) 388–3384 to schedule an appointment.