Restorative Dentistry in Tucson


Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Dalesandro in Tucson Arizona

Discover expert restorative dentistry in Tucson from Dr. Dalesandro. Our dental services include multiple restorative procedures that can replace a missing tooth, restore a damaged tooth, and help care for your dental health. Choose from options such as metal-free fillings, porcelain crowns, and dental bridging to get back your confident smile. With our safe procedures, you can improve the functionality of your teeth while enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

These advanced treatments are not only safe but also extend the overall life of your teeth. Our dental solutions seamlessly replace missing teeth, enhancing your smile's functionality and aesthetics.


What exactly is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry helps you keep your natural teeth, as well as replace teeth while maintaining a natural appearance.

Repairing damaged teeth may involve fillings or crowns. You might have memories of unsightly silver amalgam fillings after experiencing tooth decay or cavities as a child, but our metal-free fillings are made using a composite material. This material can be used to match the color of your existing teeth, ensuring completely natural looking teeth. A filling or crown is sometimes combined with root canal therapy, which is used to remove infected pulp or a damaged nerve from the tooth. The tooth is then filled, and a crown placed on top to protect it, allowing you to keep your natural tooth.

Our porcelain crowns can be used to repair and protect your teeth. If a tooth is cracked or chipped, a crown prevents further damage while restoring a smoother surface and helping to prevent tooth loss. It extends the life of the tooth and renews its strength so that it can stand up to the stress it takes from chewing and more.

Different types of Dental Restoration

When it comes to restorative dentistry we have 2  main options. Direct and indirect. We now live in an age where we have many choices for repairing worn, decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. With Dr. Dalesandro, you'll discuss which option is best for you. Now let's break down the difference between direct and indirect dental restoration. 

  • Indirect: Getting Indirect dental restoration now we're looking at procedures that involve forming crowns, onlays, or inlays. When you get a crown put in, this means your having the entire chewing surface of a tooth covered. While onlay covers more of the damaged tooth. You'll have the option of choosing the material used to make the inlays, including gold. If you want it to look natural the options are porcelain and tooth-colored composite resins are also available.
  • Direct: With Direct restorations, you're looking at placing a filling into a tooth cavity immediately. These specific procedures are normally done in a single office visit. The dentist will provide you with a variety of filling options. Which one works for you will determine on the type and location of the filling.

Our Restorative Dentistry Services

Metal-Free Fillings and/or Crowns Dental Service

Large metal dental fillings corrode over time. Silver amalgams contain mercury. They also cause cracks in the surrounding enamel from the expansion and contraction differences. Cracks don't ever heal. So Restorative Dentistry may involve a root canal treatment if the fractures affect the dental nerve and/or crown. Our doctors really recommend these modern ceramic fillings. They look and wear more like natural enamel and are kinder to the opposing teeth. The treated teeth also retain much of their strength as the bonding process pulls and holds all surfaces together.

Silver fillings break down over time, become pitted and lose their tight seal. Here they have been replaced with bonded ceramic Inlays.


Dentures are a removable type of artificial teeth, which might be partial or full. Partial dentures are designed to replace one or more teeth in a row, while full dentures are intended to replace the whole row of top or bottom teeth.

Dental Crowns

A human jaw creates over 200 lbs. of force per square inch! When tooth strength has diminished due to decay, injury, cracks, or wear, it is imperative to the tooth's longevity that it be protected from the stresses of chewing. A Crown (AKA Cap) is a protective shell made of porcelain or a combination of different materials.

Dental Bridging 

Dental bridges can be used to replace a missing tooth between two other teeth. An artificial tooth is held in place by anchoring it to the natural teeth (or dental implants) with dental crowns on either side. The result is a durable restoration that restores functionality and aesthetics in an affordable way that naturally blends in with the existing teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer another option for replacing teeth that have been affected by decay or other damage. A dental implant begins with a post that is inserted into the gum, acting like the roots of a tooth. The post then has an artificial tooth attached, which is created to blend in with the natural teeth. Dental implants are permanent and durable, offering an alternative to crowns or dentures.

The Costs & Dental Insurance

Some Restorative Dentistry work like dental implants, is most likely not covered by your dental insurance. Another option is to check with your medical insurance, It is possible to have it covered with them depending on your condition. In some cases other medical issues can affect your dental health, this is one of those situations that your medical insurance can come in and cover costs. You'll have to speak with your dentist to figure out the best plan for action.

Restorative Dental FAQs

Is teeth whitening a restorative dental procedure?

Anything that deals with aesthetic enhancements of your teeth will be considered cosmetic. Anything that focuses on the appearance of your teeth and helps you restore the function of your teeth. Teeth whitening will be considered a restorative procedure. 

What to do if my teeth are rotting?

When dealing with rotting teeth, your dentist will perform restorative dental procedures. This will help remove all the decay in your mouth and replace it with materials approved by dentists to bring back its function. It will also take away the pain and avoid any infections this could cause. 

What happens if you avoid restorative dental procedures?

Restorative dental procedures will help clear your mouth of decay. If this is not taken care of, it will lead to many more issues. This will lead to damage to the enamel, and create more decay. The decay can spread to other teeth. This will cause pain and cause infections. This will ultimately affect your oral health. 

What hurts more, a tooth extraction or a root canal?

A root canal is known to be very painful. Some do consider it to be more painful than an extraction. However, during both procedures, you will receive anesthesia that will help reduce the pain. You may even be prescribed pain relievers to take after the procedure at home. 

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