Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Daniel D Barry III, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Restorative dentistry involves multifaceted care to improve your overall oral health. If you're missing teeth, have damaged teeth, or have been through an oral injury, you might need some (or all) of your teeth restored. Union Square, San Francisco's leading general dentist, Daniel D. Barry III, DDS, gladly welcomes new patients who are in need of restorative procedures. His state-of-the-art practice in San Francisco houses the most modern equipment available, so you can get all of your procedures done under one roof.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry includes diagnosing, preventing, and treating oral health issues. You may need a customized plan to restore damaged teeth or to replace missing teeth. Restorative treatments include:

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Porcelain and all-white crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Composite and porcelain fillings
  • Inlays and onlays

Your treatment plan may involve a combination of several of these restorative options, depending on your needs.

Do I need dentures?

It depends, but if you're missing any amount of teeth, you need something to fill in the gap. That not only restores your smile but also prevents your other teeth from shifting. When all of your teeth are aligned it's easier for you to chew, swallow, and speak.  

One of the best options for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth is a dental implant. Not all patients, though, are ideal candidates for implants. If you have bone or tissue loss, for instance, dentures may be an ideal option.

Removable partial dentures are prosthetic devices that contain one or more artificial teeth connected to a frame. Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. Usually, you only need full dentures if you're missing all of your teeth, or if you need to have them pulled.

Can others tell if I have had restorative dentistry treatments?

Because the goal of restorative dentistry treatments is to restore your natural smile, Dr. Barry does everything possible to ensure your new teeth look as natural as possible. For instance, he uses a color guide when matching your crown to the color of your surrounding teeth.

If you need fillings or composite bonding, Dr. Barry provides white tooth-colored materials that blend in with the color of your tooth’s surface.

No one should be able to tell that you've had any restorative treatments done by the time your procedures are complete. Instead, you’re going to have a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.

If you're ready to get started on your restorative dentistry plan, call the office of Daniel D. Barry III, DDS, in San Francisco, to book your consultation. You may also schedule an appointment using the book online feature.