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What is Restorative Dentistry? Atlanta, GA

The Principles of Restorative Dentistry

As the name suggests, restorative dentistry refers to the art of replacing absent or damaged tooth structure to reestablish the proper function of a particular tooth and the mouth. While dental diseases can often be avoided with excellent oral hygiene (or reversed, if detected early), a number of factors can subject your teeth to wear and tear throughout your lifetime, including accidental injury. Some people simply have a genetic predisposition for problems such as tooth decay or weak enamel. Nevertheless, you don’t have to live with dental damage and the reduced functionality that comes with it. Your Atlanta prosthodontist, Dr. Zelby, can help you rebuild your smile to restore its function and beauty using a wide variety of tools and techniques.

Restoring Oral Health and Functionality

If your teeth are damaged by disease, then successful tooth restoration will first require eliminating the infection and ensuring good oral health. If disease isn’t present, then the damage may be the result of an underlying dental condition, such as malocclusion (misaligned teeth and/or jaws), which must first be corrected. If a crooked bite is causing excessive wear on your teeth, then it can also cause damage to your tooth’s restoration if not treated beforehand. A variety of discrete orthodontic options, such as Invisalign® clear braces, can help you regain proper alignment before proceeding. Once Dr. Zelby ensures that your smile’s health and alignment are up to par, the rebuilding process can begin.

Replacing Missing Teeth, Restoring Lost Health

When one or more teeth are damaged severely enough that they can no longer function properly (or at all), your entire oral health can suffer. A straight and full smile is more than aesthetically pleasing; you need all of your teeth present and correctly oriented for your mouth to evenly distribute the pressure of your bite. Replacing lost/useless teeth, then, becomes a matter of vital importance to preserve the integrity of your smile. Your ideal dental prosthetic (i.e., dental crown, partial, or full denture) will depend on the amount of teeth that require replacement. However, securing your replacement to the appropriate number of dental implants can allow you restore your entire tooth’s structure, including the roots.

The Finishing Touches

With equal parts function and beauty, your restorative dental procedure may include one or more cosmetic dental procedures to make your smile as beautiful as it is healthy. Teeth-whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers are but a few of the cosmetic dental options that Dr. Zelby may use to put the finishing touches on your brand new, fully-functioning smile.

Restorative Dentistry for Bright and Healthy Smiles in Atlanta

To learn how restorative dentistry can save your smile from damage or disease, schedule an appointment with your Atlanta prosthodontist by calling (770) 955-0550 today. Dr. Zelby and the expert team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta can return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. Our Atlanta dentist office proudly serves patients in Marietta, Smyrna, East Cobb, Buckhead, Vinings, and Metro Atlanta.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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What Our Patients Says
Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

4.8 / 5

Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Vincent C.
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