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Townsend Restorative Dentistry

Helping Townsend Smile Bright

Our smiles. They’re with us every day, working hard to keep the rest of our body nourished and also communicating our thoughts, wants, and needs with the rest of the world. Sometimes we forget about how much our teeth really mean to us and the rest of our body. That is until something goes wrong.

The Trouble with Teeth

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to keep our teeth clean and free from decay, troubles find us in the form of decay, infection, breakage, or loss.

When any one or a combination of these occurs, it’s time to see your dentist in Townsend. One of the biggest things to remember about restorative dentistry is the earlier we’re able to detect and fix a problem, the more likely your natural smile will last a lifetime.

More Common Than You Think

When you see other patients at our Townsend dental office, do you think everyone is there for a dental cleaning for their perfect smiles? Think again! Cavities, decay, and infections are actually something we see fairly regularly in patients of all ages. Like we said, life happens and sometimes that means it takes a toll on your smile.

What happened here, is what we always want to avoid, because we never want a patient to be uncomfortable and in pain — just like this:

“This wonderful office staff is outstanding in customer satisfaction. From the courteous phone skills of getting an emergent appointment to the exceptional accommodation of my personal schedule these folks are outstanding. They made every effort to ease my painful tooth on a Friday afternoon. The doctor was so kind in making sure I was comfortable and fitting me in between his busy day. A + to this awesome team.”

Remember, you’re not alone and there’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Everyone in our office, from the front desk to our doctors and dental team are here for you and your smile in every way possible.

Your Smile Possibilities Are Endless

Restoring your smile is easy with us. That’s because we’re in this together. We’re going to find a plan of action for treatment that works for you, your budget, your schedule, and your smile. We always aim for the most comfortable, less invasive solution and provide excellent care to create an exceptionally beautiful smile.

Believe it or not, restorative dentistry from Townsend Dental Group can:

  • Enhance your smile
  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
  • Improve or correct an improper bite
  • Prevent the loss of a tooth
  • Relieve dental pain
  • Repair damaged and decayed teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
  • Restore normal eating and chewing

Restorative SERVICES

Don’t wait to give your smile the attention it needs and you deserve. Talk to us today about scheduling a restorative care consultation.


Fillings are probably the most well known dental restorations because they’re fairly common and used for everyone from kids to grandparents. When your Townsend dentist tells you that your smile could use a filling or two, it’s probably the last thing you want to hear. However, thanks to advancements in technology and materials over the years getting a filling isn’t really a big deal. There are a variety of filling materials available today. Each of them come with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. In our office, patients often opt for silver amalgam fillings or composite fillings. Composite fillings are an excellent choice for patients who want a seamless, naturally beautiful restoration. We’re able to match the composite material to the same color as your natural teeth, so no one will ever know you had a cavity and a filling.

Ask us how fillings can be used to fix teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Unevenly spaced
  • Cracked or broken
  • Decayed or worn
Porcelain Inlays/Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays are very similar in how they help to fix failing teeth. Many times when we turn to these types of dental restorations, it’s for one of two reasons:

  1. You have a damaged tooth that isn’t quite bad enough to support a composite filling
  2. You have a damaged tooth that won’t support a full crown

The easiest way to understand how inlays and onlays work is to picture how they fit on your tooth. A dental inlay is designed to sit inside the cusps or points on your teeth, and as you might have guessed, and onlay goes on top of one or more of your cusps. Without a comprehensive examination and proper x-rays, it’s difficult for your dentists to determine whether porcelain inlays and onlays would be a fit for your smile restoration needs. When you schedule a visit to our Townsend dental office, we’ll find a solution that you’re happy with to make your smile healthy again.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Whether you’re missing a tooth or have some teeth that are decayed or fractured, a custom dental crown or bridge could be a solution your Townsend dentist will recommend. Crowns or caps are widely used in dentistry today because they’re extremely popular among patients. If you need a crown to help fix your failing smile, it will be customized to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile in terms of look, shape, feel, and color. A dental bridge, usually made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal is designed to be durable and last for many years. Most patients benefit from a bridge where two custom, porcelain crowns are fit over your natural, anchoring teeth to help fill in the gaps created by tooth loss. Dental bridges can also be used for:

  • Maintaining facial shape
  • Keeping teeth from shifting out of place
  • Restoring how you bite and chew
  • Upgrading from a removable partial denture to a permanent restoration
Dentures and Partials

Does the thought of facing dentures leave you feeling depressed? Are you thinking dentures are just the same uncomfortable false teeth your grandparents seemed to struggle with when you were little? We’re here to tell you that dentures from Townsend Dental Group aren’t the dentures you remember from the past. Today there are more modern, comfortable solutions you can choose from to restore your smile. Your dentist will show you how most patients have two options when it comes to dentures — complete or partial.

Complete dentures – We recommend complete dentures when all of your teeth are missing or badly decayed or damaged.
Partial dentures – You can have partial dentures if you’re not missing all of your teeth because they fill in the spaces and also help keep remaining teeth from shifting.

We hope you’ll talk to us about your denture options. We can show you how beneficial they are for improving your chewing, speech, and digestion! (They can also enhance your appearance and take years off of your age. Who doesn’t want that?)


Cue the Jaws theme because we’re about to talk about the dreaded root canals. It’s unfortunate, but we find that people always associate root canals with some of the most painful, awful things you can experience. When in all truthfulness, they’re a real tooth and lifesaver. In the past, when a patient traveled to the dentist with a decaying or broken tooth, the diseased nerve would simply be removed. However, advancements in dentistry and endodontics allow us to save your natural tooth via a root canal. During your procedure, your Townsend dentist will remove the decay and seal your cleaned out tooth with a porcelain crown for a naturally beautiful restored tooth. Are you struggling with endodontic issues? Here are some common signs you’ll want to be on the lookout for.

  • Inflammation and tenderness in the gums
  • Teeth are sensitive to hot and cold foods
  • Tenderness when chewing and biting
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes
Oral Surgery

At Townsend Dental Group, we do everything we can to conserve and preserve your natural teeth. However, some patients require surgery or an extraction every now and then. Take comfort in knowing that you’ll be in the gentle, knowledgeable hands of our caring team if you need minor dental surgery for whatever reason. The best way to know if you have a tooth or teeth that might benefit from oral surgery is to come to our Townsend dental office for a consultation. We have dentistry’s most advanced diagnostic technology and tools so you’ll know right away where you stand and what you can expect in the future. Just remember that sometimes removing a tooth that’s badly damaged or decayed is the best way to protect your health and get you out of any pain you’ve been experiencing. Together, we can determine what kind of comfortable, attractive replacement solution will work for you should you have a tooth that needs to come out.