restorative dentistry  Columbus Ohio

Restorative Dentistry

If your teeth are damaged or missing, your dentist may recommend restorative procedures to improve functionality and aesthetics. Restorative procedures are usually covered by insurance since the primary focus is to restore functionality.

The team at Capitol Square Dental offers a variety of restorative dental procedures. We have the experience and expertise to make your smile into one you can be proud of.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is an area of dentistry focused on restoring or replacing damaged teeth. This area of dentistry uses a variety of treatments including endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Most general dentists can perform these procedures without any special training.

The primary purpose of these procedures is to restore function and improve oral health. While some of the procedures also improve aesthetics, they are not considered cosmetic.

Restorative Dentistry Services at Capitol Square Dental

Capitol Square Dental in Columbus, Ohio offers several restorative dental procedures:

Dental Implants  Columbus Ohio

Dental Implants

Dental implants is one of the most popular tooth replacement options, with more than 5 million procedures performed each year. The best thing about implants is that they look, feel, and function more like natural teeth than other options. This device is made up of three pieces: implant screw, abutment, and crown. The implant screw is inserted into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. The crown is the portion that is visible above the gum line, replacing the tooth itself. The abutment connects the two pieces together.

A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth or can be used to support up to a full arch of missing teeth.
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Bridges  Columbus Ohio


A dental bridge is designed to replace several missing teeth in a row. A traditional bridge is supported by the neighboring teeth on either side of the gap. The neighboring teeth must be altered to create space for the crowns to be placed.

A dental bridge may also be supported by dental implants on either side of the gap. In this case, implants must be placed first. Then, the bridge will be attached to the implant screws instead of the natural teeth.
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Inlay and Onlays  Columbus Ohio

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are recommended if the decay is too large for a dental filling but not large enough for a crown. An inlay goes on top of the tooth, between the cusps, while an onlay covers at least one cusp. This restoration is typically made of composite resin so that it can be colored to blend in with the tooth.
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Fillings  Columbus Ohio

Tooth-colored Dental Fillings

A tooth-colored dental filling is made of composite resin. This restoration is used on teeth that have cavities. The dentists will start by removing the cavity and then filling the hole left behind with composite resin. Since the resin is tooth-colored, it will blend in with the tooth and most people won't even notice it.
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Root Canals  Columbus Ohio

Root Canals

If a tooth is damaged, bacteria can get into the pulp, causing it to become infected. If this happens, root canal treatment becomes necessary. The purpose of this treatment is to remove the infected pulp to salvage the structure of the natural tooth. The affected tooth will typically be sealed with a dental filling or a crown.
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Dentures  Columbus Ohio


Dentures are recommended when patients are missing most or all of their teeth or when the remaining natural teeth are damaged beyond repair. Conventional dentures sit on top of the gums. While effective, conventional dentures can also be a hassle because they tend to slip and slide around in the mouth.
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Implant-supported dentures  Columbus Ohio

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures are an alternative to conventional dentures. Instead of just sitting on top of the gums, the overdenture is secured to the jawbone with 2 or more dental implants.

Implant-Supported Dentures may be permanently secured in place or removable. If removable, the overdenture should be cared for like conventional dentures. This means that it should be removed before bed and cleaned thoroughly before being put in a denture soak.

If permanent, the overdenture should be cared for like natural teeth- simply brush and floss as usual.
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Oral surgery  Columbus Ohio

Oral surgery

Any of the above procedures may be considered as oral surgery. This is an umbrella term that includes any surgical procedure performed on the mouth including surgical extractions, dental implants, jawbone and gum grafts, and more. If the procedure is a simple one, the patient will be given local anesthesia. If the procedure is more extensive, oral or IV sedation may be used.

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Who Needs Restorative Dental Procedures?

If your teeth are significantly damaged, decayed, or missing, you may benefit from restorative dental procedures.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dental procedures offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Eliminates pain and discomfort due to damaged teeth
  • Improves oral health
  • Reduces risk of future dental problems
  • Restores ability to eat and speak

Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry Consultation Today

If you believe that you may benefit from restorative dental procedures, schedule your consultation with the team at Capitol Square Dental today. Our dentists will work with you to determine the most appropriate procedures for you. We believe that you should only undergo procedures that can benefit you.

We also understand that these procedures may be expensive, which is why we offer financing options.

Our Columbus office is located on South High Street, and we are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Tuesday hours are 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Thursday hours are 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

If you have any questions or concerns, the team at Capitol Square Dental will address those at any time. Below are some of the most common questions that we get about restorative dentistry.

  • Is restorative dentistry expensive?

    Restorative dental procedures can be expensive. However, the good news is that since the primary purpose is to restore functionality, many dental insurance providers will cover a portion of the treatment.

  • How much does restorative dentistry cost?

    The cost of restorative dentistry depends on the procedure you need. Tooth-colored dental fillings usually cost a few hundred dollars, while full-mouth restoration may cost $60,000+. Again, the good news is that a portion of many of these procedures will likely be covered by your dental insurance.