Restorative Dentistry Services

Archie Dental Group

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Elk Grove, CA

Restorative dentistry revitalizes your smile. Under the direction of Thaddous Archie, DDS, the skillful team at Archie Dental Group in Elk Grove, California, returns your smile to one that you’re proud to show off when you laugh, grin, or speak. Restorative dentistry uses dental implants, dentures, and other restorations to fill in gaps in your smile caused by missing or damaged teeth. Find out more about your restorative dentistry options by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.

Restorative Dentistry Q&A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry does just what the name suggests: It restores the look and function of your smile. Patients often seek restorative dentistry procedures when they have gaps in their smiles.

Filling in and fixing these gaps:

  • It helps keep your teeth properly aligned
  • It makes oral hygiene easier and prevents plaque buildup
  • Improves your appearance and self-esteem

Restorative dentistry improves your long-term dental health, too. If you have missing teeth, your remaining teeth tend to shift, which causes further bite complications. In addition, your smile becomes distorted, and, over time, your gums and jawbone degrade.

What restorative dentistry options are there?

Restorative dentistry fills in the gaps left by missing teeth or improves the look of compromised teeth so they function and look as natural as possible.

Many types of restorations are available. The kind that’s right for you depends on your particular case.


A filling is a typical restoration for minor decay. Getting a filling involves clearing decayed portions of a tooth and filling them with porcelain, silver amalgam, tooth-colored plastic, gold, or composite resin. This restoration preserves much of your natural tooth and tooth root.


Crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed securely over a damaged tooth or implant. A crown may be crafted from porcelain or safe metals. Porcelain crowns match the color and translucency of your natural teeth, so they blend right into your smile.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a sturdy, effective restoration that mimics your missing tooth’s natural root. Implants consist of metal posts surgically inserted into your jawbone. Once fully synthesized into the bone, your dentist places a crown on top of the implant to restore your smile and full function. Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth.


Partial and complete dentures replace missing teeth. A partial denture replaces just a few teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire row. Full dentures are held in place using an adhesive. Partial dentures have clasps that securely anchor to existing teeth and need no adhesive. Dentures are removable for cleaning and sleeping.

How do I care for dental restorations?

Dental restorations like implants, crowns, and fillings require the same care as natural teeth. Follow the excellent hygiene principles of brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and getting regular professional cleanings and checkups. 

Dentures are easy to care for, too. But, first, you remove them to soak and brush them thoroughly.

Avoid hard foods, such as popcorn kernels, as they can damage crowns, bridges, fillings, and implants. With dentures, you may have some restrictions on what you can comfortably eat. The team at Archie Dental Group will give you recommendations.

Call Archie Dental Group to schedule a consultation or book online today if you need restorative dentistry.