Restorative Dentistry Services In Lakewood, OH

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Fix Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence

At Lakewood Dental, we understand the impact chipped teeth, missing teeth, and other dental concerns can have on your confidence and overall well-being. Led by the experienced and compassionate Dr. Matthew Smith, our Lakewood, OH, dental team offers comprehensive restorative dentistry services to restore your smile’s health, function, and aesthetics. We utilize the latest techniques and materials to create lasting solutions for a wide range of dental problems.

Don’t let dental issues compromise your smile any longer. Call Lakewood Dental at 216-226-1052 today!

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth to restore their health, function, and appearance. It encompasses a wide range of procedures designed to address various dental concerns, allowing you to regain a healthy and confident smile. At Lakewood Dental, Dr. Smith offers comprehensive restorative dentistry services to address a variety of issues.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Investing in restorative dentistry offers a multitude of benefits for your oral and overall health, as well as your confidence. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Improved Oral Health: Restorative procedures address issues like cavities and tooth decay, preventing further damage and promoting good oral hygiene.
  • Enhanced Chewing Ability: Restoring missing or damaged teeth allows you to chew food properly, promoting better digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Clearer Speech: Missing or damaged teeth can affect speech clarity. Restorative dentistry helps ensure proper enunciation and clear speech.
  • Reduced Risk of Future Problems: By addressing dental issues like tooth decay or cracks early on, restorative dentistry helps prevent more serious problems down the line.
  • Increased Confidence: A healthy and complete smile can significantly boost your confidence and self-esteem, allowing you to smile freely and comfortably.

Our Restorative Dentistry Treatments

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings repair cavities and tooth decay. Modern fillings are tooth-colored, offering a natural look. They address cavities, restore functionality, prevent toothaches, and improve aesthetics. If you experience toothaches or notice dark spots on your teeth, you might need fillings.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore a damaged tooth’s strength, size, shape, and appearance. Made from various materials, they offer numerous benefits like restoring functionality, improving aesthetics, and supporting dental bridges. If you have a damaged tooth, a crown might be the solution.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are fixed restorations for one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth anchored to crowns on surrounding teeth. Bridges offer several advantages: replacing missing teeth, maintaining facial structure, improving speech, and enhancing confidence. If you have missing teeth and want a fixed restoration, bridges might be suitable.


Dentures are removable replacements for all or some of your missing teeth. Made from acrylic resin, they can be full or partial dentures. Dentures offer several benefits: replacing missing teeth, improving facial structure, and enhancing self-esteem. Dentures are a cost-effective solution for missing teeth, but they require proper care.

Dental Implant Repairs

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed in your jawbone to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. While durable, repairs might be needed for loose crowns, fractured implants, or peri-implantitis (infection around the implant). If you experience issues with your implant, consult your dentist promptly. Please note that Dr. Smith does not place dental implants but can offer repairs, and restorations, and can place the artificial tooth onto an implant placed by an oral surgeon at our recommendation.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full mouth rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment plan to address multiple dental issues and restore your entire smile’s health, function, and aesthetics. It may involve various procedures like crowns, implants, dentures, gum disease treatment, and root canals. This is ideal for individuals with extensive dental problems who want a complete smile makeover.

Making the Most of Your Dental Restorations

To make the most of your dental restorations, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Brushing, Flossing & Mouthwash: Maintain excellent oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing, and antibacterial mouthwash. Consider floss threaders for bridges/implants.
  • Diet: Avoid hard, sticky, sugary, or acidic foods that can damage restorations or promote decay.
  • Break Bad Habits: Ditch chewing on hard objects and talk to your dentist about a nightguard if you grind your teeth.
  • Regular Checkups: Schedule checkups every six months to monitor restorations and ensure optimal function.