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Restorative Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ

At American Family Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, we understand the profound role that restorative dentistry plays not just in oral health but in a person's holistic well-being. We don't just repair teeth; we renew smiles and revitalize health, ensuring every patient can proudly share their story with the world.


What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing and rectifying issues that impair the health and functionality of your mouth. At American Family Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, restorative dentistry isn't just about repairing teeth. We see it as an essential element in holistic health, emphasizing its significance for long-term whole-body health.

What are the Different Types of Restorative Dental Procedures?

Restorative dentistry encompasses a variety of treatments, from the straightforward to the intricate. Procedures commonly offered at our Scottsdale facility include:


  • Dental Fillings: These are some of the most common restorative treatments. A dentist removes the decayed or broken portion of a tooth and "fills" the area where the decayed or broken material was removed with a filling material, such as composite resins or porcelain.

  • Dental Crowns: Also known as caps, these are used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape, or alignment.

  • Dental Bridges: These are recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. They are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.

  • Dental Implants: These are durable, bio-compatible posts surgically positioned into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once in place, they are a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth, designed to match your natural teeth.

  • Root Canal Therapy: This treatment is done when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected and swollen or decayed. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.

  • Dentures: These are prosthetic devices replacing lost teeth. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

  • Gold Restorations: These involve using a durable and biocompatible gold alloy to skillfully repair and protect damaged teeth, offering a long-lasting solution with aesthetic appeal.


Each is designed to address specific dental issues, with the ultimate goal of restoring the mouth to its natural function and appearance.

How Do I Know If I Need Restorative Dental Work?

If you're experiencing discomfort or sensitivity or notice visible damage to your teeth, it's a sign you may require restorative work. At American Family Dentistry, we strongly advocate for regular dental check-ups. During these visits, Dr. Jake Kent and his team can identify and discuss potential issues, ensuring early detection and effective treatment.

What are the Most Common Reasons for Needing Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can address a myriad of dental concerns. Some common reasons patients come to our Scottsdale office include:


  • Decayed teeth

  • Chipped or broken teeth

  • Tooth loss

  • Damage from previous dental work

  • Tooth erosion due to acid or grinding

Can Children Undergo Restorative Dentistry Procedures?

Yes, children can certainly benefit from pediatric restorative dentistry. From fillings for cavities to managing dental injuries, our compassionate approach at American Family Dentistry ensures young patients feel at ease during their treatments, instilling a positive perception of dental care from an early age.

What Should I Expect During a Restorative Dentistry Consultation?

When you arrive at American Family Dentistry for a restorative dentistry consultation, you'll be ushered into a down-to-earth, friendly atmosphere; the consultation involves:


  • A thorough examination of your dental health

  • Identification of potential issues

  • An informative discussion about available restorative options

  • Crafting a tailored treatment plan designed for your specific needs and best outcomes.

Reach Out to Us For A Consultation!

Your smile deserves the best. At American Family Dentistry, we're committed to changing how people feel about dental visits by offering heartfelt, top-tier restorative care. Ready to embark on a transformative restorative dentistry journey? Choose American Family Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ– where expertise meets genuine care. Schedule your consultation today.

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