Restorative Dentistry

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases to restore a person's mouth to full functionality and aesthetic look.

The most common restorative dentistry includes dental crowns, bridgework, esthetic fillings, dentures, veneers, and more!

Your dentist may suggest a treatment plan to restore teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored or even missing. Teeth that are affected by any of these developmental or trauma-related defects can qualify for restorative care. Whether it's a filling, crown, implant or bridge, there are several options available depending on need.

“Shelly and Dr. Martinssen were very friendly and made having to get an old crown replaced very relaxing and painless!”

– Paul H.

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Composite Dental Fillings

By using tooth-colored, composite resin, we'll fill in chips, cracks, or even severe decay to restore optimal strength and seamless beauty to your smile.


A dental crown restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant.

Root Canal

A Root Canal is needed when the tooth nerve or pulp becomes severely infected. The process involves removing the pulp, cleaning the canal, and seal it to save the tooth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth for those with missing or damaged teeth.


Temporomandibular joint disorder is used to describe a group of symptoms related to facial pain, limited jaw movements, chipped or broken teeth clicking or popping in the jaw.

Bite Alignment

Even minor discrepancies in your bite can present major health problems. Prevent decay, preserve your smile, and avoid pain by realigning and reconstructing your bite.


Dentures can fit uncomfortably if the jaw has irregularities and is lacking support of the dentures. To help your dentures fit more comfortably you may require denture filing or bone grafts to correct jaw irregularities.


If you have pain or an emergency situation, call Dr. Martinssen at 509-960-6020 Every attempt will be made to see you the same day or as promptly as possible.

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