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Dental Restoration Options in Mesa, AZ

3D rendered cross-section view of a dental implant placed in the jaw between two healthy teethA healthy and radiant smile is a cornerstone of well-being, and when dental issues arise, various restorative options are available at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS to revive and preserve oral health. Many dental patients are bewildered by the large number of procedures available and aren't sure which one is best for them.

The answer is that the patient's individual condition and treatment goals will determine which is the best choice for them. Dr. Kindt and his team of skilled dental specialists have spent years working with patients to craft and implement specialized treatment plans.

Following is an overview of the tooth restoration options we offer at our Mesa, AZ office.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a specialized field that focuses on diagnosing and treating dental issues while enhancing the overall function and appearance of the teeth. It encompasses a variety of procedures aimed at restoring damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Common restorative dentistry options include dental implants, crowns, bridges, and fillings.

Dental Implants

Dental implants stand as a remarkable solution for individuals facing tooth loss. This restorative option involves surgically placing titanium implants into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. This provides a stable foundation for prosthetics, offering a level of durability and longevity similar to natural teeth.

Unlike some other restorative options, dental implants help prevent bone loss in the jaw, maintaining facial structure and preventing sagging.

Implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration. This makes them a highly effective solution for both single tooth replacement and full arch restoration, improving oral health and quality of life.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also called tooth crowns or caps, are prosthetic devices that cover a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and overall appearance. In so doing, they preserve and enhance the functionality of damaged or compromised teeth.

Crowns are versatile and are used to address a variety of dental issues, including severe decay, fractures, or cosmetic concerns.

They are available in various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and a combination of materials. The choice depends on factors such as strength, aesthetics, and the tooth's location. Crowns are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of the natural teeth, ensuring a harmonious and natural-looking smile.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are restorative devices designed to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth, called pontics, to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. They offer a practical and durable solution for individuals with missing teeth, restoring both oral health and confidence.

Bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting and maintaining proper bite alignment. Unlike removable dentures, dental bridges are fixed in place, providing stability and eliminating the need for daily removal and cleaning.

These bridges are crafted to blend seamlessly with the natural teeth, ensuring a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing smile. However, unlike dental treatments which involve implants, bridges do not penetrate the jawbone to rejuvenate it.

Learn about dental bridges vs. implants here.

Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are a common restorative procedure to treat cavities caused by dental decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the cavity is filled with a restorative material. By using fillings, we can avoid the need for more extensive dental procedures.

Common filling materials include amalgam (silver), composite resin (tooth-colored), gold, and porcelain. Each material has its advantages and is selected based on factors such as the location of the cavity and aesthetic preferences.

The process of placing fillings typically involves minimal removal of the decayed tooth structure, preserving more natural tooth material. Fillings halt the progression of dental decay, preventing further damage and restoring the tooth's integrity.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are customized restorations designed to address teeth that are severely damaged by decay. Inlays are placed within the central portion of a tooth, while onlays extend beyond the central portion of the tooth to cover one or more cusps.  

Inlays and onlays are meticulously crafted in a dental laboratory to fit precisely within the contours of the tooth. We can craft these restorations from various materials, including porcelain, composite resin, or metal alloys. The choice of material depends on factors such as the tooth's location, the extent of damage, and aesthetic considerations. This customization ensures a snug fit so that the restoration seamlessly integrates with the natural tooth both structurally and aesthetically.

These restorations offer a conservative approach, involving minimal removal of tooth structure. By adhering to a conservative approach, they maintain the integrity of the tooth while effectively restoring its function and appearance.

Inlays and onlays are versatile in that they address a range of dental issues, from cavities to structural damage. By providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing restoration, they prolong the life of the treated tooth.


Veneers are ultra-thin shells, typically made of porcelain, that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They can effectively address issues such as stains, discoloration, chips, misalignments, and gaps, providing a comprehensive cosmetic transformation. As such, they are a favored solution for cosmetic enhancements.

Veneer application involves minimal tooth preparation, with only a thin layer of enamel removed. This conservative approach preserves more natural tooth structure compared to some other cosmetic procedures. Veneers can enhance the color, shape, or alignment of teeth, offering remarkable versatility in correcting cosmetic imperfections.

Porcelain veneers closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth. The material's translucency and color matching ensure that veneers seamlessly blend with the surrounding teeth, creating a harmonious and natural-looking smile.

Your Dental Restoration Options in Mesa, AZ!

Timothy H. Kindt, DDS offers a broad spectrum of dental restoration options tailored to address various oral health concerns. Thanks to the many options within restorative dentistry, we can not only enhance the aesthetics of a smile but also promote optimal oral health, contributing to the longevity and well-being of every patient's unique and precious smile.

Every patient is unique in terms of the smile they have and the smile they want. Because of this, Dr. Kindt works closely with his patients to craft the best possible treatment plan for them. By working together with us, we can select a restoration option that aligns with your individual needs, preferences, and overall oral health goals. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (480) 939-5818.
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1244 N Greenfield Rd, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ85205-4078
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