Restorative Dental Services in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria & Lompoc

You know what’s a real bummer? Decayed, broken, or missing teeth. Not only do they mess with your smile and make you self-conscious, but they can also lead to a whole host of other dental issues. Think increased risk of further damage and decay, changes to your bite and alignment, and even a loss of jawbone density in areas where teeth are missing. Yikes!

But fear not, because our dental experts have your back. With their extensive knowledge and access to top-of-the-line technology, they can bring your smile back to life with materials that are durable, natural-looking, and function just like real teeth. You’ll be amazed at how good you look and feel with a restored smile!

And the best part? Simple procedures like crown restorations can be done in a snap. So why wait? Come in and see us today, and let’s get your smile looking and feeling its best!

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What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dental treatment preserves and rejuvenates teeth that have been affected by decay, disease, injury, trauma, or genetic conditions. Depending on the severity and type of damage, there are various restorative dental treatment options and methods available. This may include filling cavities, replacing missing teeth with implants, bridges, or dentures, and more.

When to Seek Restorative Dentistry

If you’re experiencing any of the following, restorative dentistry may be necessary:

  • Cavities
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Tooth damage resulting from injury or trauma
  • Missing teeth or gaps
  • Tooth loss or damage caused by medical or genetic conditions

Types of Restorative Dental Treatment

There are several types of restorative dentistry procedures available, and depending on the severity of your case and your goals we can create the best plan for your needs. We offer:


Dentures are custom-made, removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are crafted to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible and can even improve the aesthetic of your smile.

There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures are utilized when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures not only fill in the gaps created by missing teeth but also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting.

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Diagram showing how dental crowns fit over teeth

Bridges and Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that covers or encircles a tooth or implant, providing a protective barrier. Crowns are commonly used to protect teeth with large cavities that could impact the tooth’s overall health. They are typically affixed to the tooth with dental cement.

A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental prosthetic used to replace a missing tooth. The replacement tooth is connected to adjacent teeth, restoring a stable bite and a natural-looking smile. 

Restorative Dental Services in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, & Lompoc

At Pathway Dental Group, our outstanding restorative dentistry team offer can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. If you’re interested in starting your treatment, schedule an appointment with us today!

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