Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry refers to the restoration of decayed, damaged, or lost teeth. The most common needs for restorative dentistry are cavities, which are caused by bacteria in the mouth that produce acids that attack your teeth. In time, these acids dissolve the enamel on your teeth, causing a hole. Practicing good preventative dentistry can help prevent cavities in the first place.

Jeff McMillin Family Dentistry can evaluate patients and perform all of the following restorative dentistry procedures.


A filling is necessary when a cavity forms in one of your teeth. A filling replaces the decayed portion of the tooth, restores its original function, and prevents further decay and likely loss of the tooth.


A dental crown is a dental restoration that caps a tooth, needed when a large cavity or broken tooth threatens the long term health of the tooth. A crown is manufactured from a dental impression and bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.


A dental bridge is a type of crown that is used to span an empty space between two teeth.


A denture is an appliance that replaces your missing teeth and your smile. Dentures benefit your appearance, support facial muscles (preventing sag), improve speech and, of course, make eating possible.

Removable Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture is an appliance that replaces one or several teeth. While it is clasped to adjacent teeth like a bridge, it may be removed.


A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw. It holds a replacement tooth or bridge; however, it does not need an adjacent tooth for support. Restorations using implants look and feel natural.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are a series of implants designed to hold and stabilize lower dentures.
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