Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Chao Dental Studio

Patricia Chao, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Clara, CA

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. Research shows that smiles are contagious. When we smile, our mood is lifted, and we help others feel good, too. Patricia Chao, DDS and her team at Chao Dental Studio in Santa Clara, California build bright, healthy smiles for every member of the family with exceptional restorative dentistry. Don’t let damaged, stained, or missing teeth hold you back from showing your smile off to the world. Painless, state-of-the-art restorative procedures can give you the teeth you’ve always wanted. Call or book an appointment online to learn more today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry, also called prosthodontic dentistry, is the restoration of the appearance and function of your mouth and teeth with innovative professional dental procedures and ongoing management of oral problems.

Through regular dental checkups, Dr. Chao can diagnose, help prevent, and treat oral diseases. She assesses your oral health and creates a personalized treatment plan to restore any decayed, broken, discolored, or missing teeth.

Some minimally invasive restorative dentistry procedures can be performed in a single office visit; others are more involved and require multiple visits.

Dr. Chao and her team make sure you are comfortable and pain-free throughout every procedure. She discusses all of the pain management options available to you during your initial consultation.

What problems can restorative dentistry fix?

Today’s restorative dentistry procedures are more effective than ever. With safe, innovative restorative techniques, Dr. Chao and her team can:

  • Improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, or stained teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Reshape teeth
  • Restore areas of the tooth’s surface damaged by decay

What are common restorative dental procedures?

Dr. Chao uses many different restorative techniques to not only improve the health and function of your mouth and teeth but also to refine the aesthetic look of your smile. Dr. Chao always uses safe and durable restorative materials that reflect a natural appearance.

Common restorative dentistry procedures include:

  • Bonding: To lengthen or reshape front central teeth
  • Bridges: Prosthetic replacements of one or more natural teeth
  • Crowns: A type of restoration that covers a damaged portion of your natural tooth
  • Fillings: To restore the surface of the tooth with amalgam or composite
  • Implants: A tooth replacement inserted into the jaw and connected to a crown
  • Inlays: A cemented restoration to repair a tooth’s surface
  • Onlays: A cemented restoration to restore the side or chewing surface of the back teeth
  • Veneers: Thin shells of tooth-colored material attached to the surface of one or more teeth

Dr. Chao continues Dr. Luann Plummer’s commitment to superior restorative dental care. Her team always works to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, maintains the aesthetic beauty of your smile, and never pushes unnecessary procedures.

To give your smile a makeover with restorative dentistry, schedule a consultation online or call Chao Dental Studio today.