Restorative Dentistry in State College, PA

Although we work side by side with our patients to maintain optimal oral health, there are still times when pain or infection can arise. If your smile needs some TLC for missing or damaged teeth, our restorative dentistry procedures can help you smile with confidence again.

Why Seek Restorative Dentistry in State College?

Restorative dentistry is designed to restore oral health, usually after teeth have become damaged or lost. When your teeth and jaw don’t function properly or you are in constant pain, even simple activities such as eating or speaking become increasingly difficult. In addition, patients who are missing just one tooth are prone to gum disease, teeth shifting, and TMJ dysfunction – not to mention that they risk additional tooth loss in as few as four years. At Donald Marks Family Dentistry, we offer a full range of restorative dentistry procedures in State College. No matter your oral health state, Dr. Marks can help return health, function, and beauty to your smile.

Our restorative dentistry procedures include:

Inlays and Onlays

When a filling won't suffice but a crown isn't necessary, a tooth conserving porcelain onlay or inlay can restore damage caused by decay. Our in-office CEREC machine can mill your custom inlay or onlay, and we will place the restoration in the same visit. CEREC uses digital technology to precisely match the size, shape, and color of your new tooth with the rest of your smile and then creates your inlay or onlay from durable ceramic providing a strong and aesthetic restoration.

Crowns

A crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is used to return strength and stability to a tooth. When a large portion of the natural tooth structure must be removed due to decay, it can leave the tooth prone to breaking and cracking. Dr. Marks will choose either a metal fused to porcelain or an all-porcelain crown provide the structural support necessary. Both these choices create a natural-looking restoration. Dr. Marks uses CEREC to create crowns milled to exacting specifications and that blend beautifully with your existing smile.

Extractions

At Donald Marks family dentistry, we practice conservative dentistry. However, there are times when it becomes necessary to extract teeth due to accident, injury, disease, or even orthodontic treatment. If you need to have a tooth extracted that we recommend be replaced, we offer dental implants. In fact, dental implants most closely mimic your natural tooth structure and are preferred to many other tooth replacement methods.

Don’t let pain or dental disease steal your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Park Forest Village, State College, Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Huntingdon, Altoona, Penns Valley, Boalsburg, Lemont, Bellefonte, Lewistown, Philipsburg, Port Matilda, University Park, Pleasant Gap, and Hollidaysburg residents will see that we are conveniently located as well.