General Restorations

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The incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function.

Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.

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Reasons for Restorative Dentistry:

    • Repair damaged and decayed teeth.

    • Relieve dental pain.

    • Replace old, unattractive dental fillings and crowns.

    • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.

    • Enhance your smile.

    • Improve or correct an improper bite.

    • Prevent the loss of a tooth.

    • Replace missing teeth.

    • Restore normal eating and chewing.

Types of Restorative Dentistry:

    • Fillings: Composite (tooth-colored), Silver, Porcelain

    • Inlays: Gold or Porcelain

    • Onlays: Gold or Porcelain

    • Porcelain Veneers

    • Crowns (Caps)

    • Bridges

    • Implant Restorations

    • Full Mouth Reconstruction

    • Removable Dentures (Partial or Full)

What is a Filling?

There are many types of filling materials available (i.e. Silver, Composite, Gold, & Porcelain), each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.

As with most dental restorations, fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

How Are Composite Fillings Placed?

Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

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Initial dental condition in a before photo at Princeton Prosthodontics, soon to be fixed.


Radiant smile in an after photo, achieved by the skilled team at Princeton Prosthodontics.

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Further illustration of dental transformation, before treatment at Princeton Prosthodontics.


Another radiant smile in an after photo, achieved by the skilled team at Princeton Prosthodontics.

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Initial dental condition in a before photo at Princeton Prosthodontics.


Exemplary after photo showcasing a bright, healthy smile, courtesy of Princeton Prosthodontics.

Before and After


Pre-treatment image showcasing the need for dental restoration at Princeton Prosthodontics.


Post-treatment photo highlighting the remarkable results of cosmetic dentistry at Princeton Prosthodontics.