What is the Purpose of Restorative Dentistry?

dental restorationsNo matter how hard people may try, sometimes dental problems will occur. Cavities, broken or cracked teeth, and other issues can disrupt your oral health and will require treatment from a dentist to make sure the problem does not snowball into something worse. Some common treatments include fillings, root canal therapy, implants, bridges, and many more. These generally fall under the heading of restorative dentistry, a method of dentistry that aims to fix problems in your teeth that are or will interfere with your overall oral health.

What Can be Fixed With Restorative Dentistry?

When a problem occurs with your oral health, it is usually best to inform us as soon as possible so that we can determine an appropriate treatment. Dental issues have a tendency to create a domino effect that causes only more problems. For example, a small cavity can continue to grow until it infects the roots of your teeth, and potentially your gums and jawbone. At this point, the dentist may have no choice but to extract your tooth. Tooth extraction creates another domino effect in that losing one tooth can lead to jawbone deterioration, and further tooth loss.

However, we can try to find a solution to your problem once we have been alerted that it exists. Advanced technology and treatments have led to restorative dental treatments that are faster and less invasive than in the past, and that present the best chance possible for saving your teeth. At this office, we offer methods that can save your teeth from extraction, stop the spread of infection, maintain the structural integrity of your teeth, and fill a gap caused by a lost tooth. These treatments can give you a healthier mouth and a brighter smile.


With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.