Even with the best preventive care, teeth can develop conditions that must be addressed or repaired.
Whether it’s genetic history, periods of poor preventive care or an emergency situation, Koup Family Dental will work with you to restore your smile and oral health to the best it can be.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
When your teeth become damaged and lose their functional integrity, restorative dentistry addresses the affected area and returns your teeth to their original or most optimal state. The term restorative dentistry encompasses the methods by which repairs are made.
When is Restorative Dentistry Appropriate?
There are many reasons teeth may need repair or treatment. For example:
- old failing fillings (especially metal)
- broken or chipped teeth
- missing teeth
To address these issues and restore the functionality of your teeth, dentists use devices such as fillings, dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and dental implants.
Why are These Procedures Important?
The goal of Restorative Dentistry is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.
- Filling empty spaces in the mouth helps keep teeth properly aligned for optimal chewing surface.
- Replacing teeth, when needed, makes it easier to maintain good oral care habits that hamper plaque build-up and its associated problems.
- Missing teeth can affect your health, appearance and self-esteem.
Common Restorative Procedures Performed at Koup Family Dental
When cavities develop or an old filling fails, treatment usually calls for a new filling. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that grow into tiny openings or holes. Anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants.
A combination of factors cause cavities:
- bacteria in your mouth
- frequent snacking
- sipping sugary drinks
- not cleaning your teeth well
If not treated, cavities get larger and affect deeper layers of your teeth. They can lead to a severe toothache, infection and tooth loss.
The most common treatment for a cavity is to remove the decay and fill the tooth with a durable material. At Koup Family Dental we most often use a resin composite — a ceramic and plastic compound. Because resin mimics the appearance of natural teeth, these fillings blend right in. They’re also known as “white fillings” or “tooth-colored fillings.”
In some cases, you and our team may choose amalgam, or “silver” fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury, which makes up about 50% of the compound, binds the metals together to provide a strong, durable filling.
Koup Family Dental Welcomes New Patients!
The best time to begin improving your dental health is now.
Your dental health, comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
Koup Family Dental
85 Darby Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301
85 Darby Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301
Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed