Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring the health, function, and aesthetics of damaged and missing teeth. Dr. Paul Cavanaugh will restore the health and function of your teeth in order to bring back your natural smile, and prevent future oral health issues. His training and expertise allow treatments to be personalized, efficient, and long-lasting.

Dr. Cavanaugh will take the time to thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss your concerns and goals. He will create a personalized plan of treatment designed to support lasting dental health and provide a comfortable smile.

Restorative dentistry is one of the oldest dental specialties. The dentist can restore teeth to natural shape and size, correct irregular bites ,and rebuild worn teeth with restorations that are functional, long-lasting, esthetic, and comfortable.

 “Restorative” means returning an injured or diseased tooth structure to normal form and function. To understand teeth restoration, it’s helpful to understand the teeth themselves. The teeth are composed of four major components—Enamel, Dentin, Pulp, and Cementum. Enamel is the hard, outer covering of all teeth; Dentin makes up the majority of teeth; Pulp is a living, central part of teeth that contains blood vessels and nerves; Cementum is a dense tissue that binds the teeth firmly to the jaw.

Fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by decay; Crowns encompass the entire visible portion of a teeth and are used to restore teeth with large amounts of decay, fracture, or wear.

    Each type of restorative treatment requires different skills and training. It is important that you choose a dentist who has training in restorative dentistry, to ensure that teeth are treated with a combination of the latest technology and proven clinical techniques.


Tooth decay, missing teeth, and jaw pain are just some of the conditions that can be treated by Dr. Cavanaugh. Restorative dental care plays an important role in the long term stability and health of your teeth and gums. Our office takes a comprehensive approach to the evaluation of your needs and a personalized approach to your treatment planning.

Our goal is to deliver the best possible result using the most conservative methods to minimize the disruption to the tooth structure.


Dental bridges can help fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while providing long-lasting support. They also help support any remaining tooth structure, prevent teeth from shifting, help maintain a patient’s face shape, and give patients the ability to bite and chew evenly again. Dental bridges can be removable, fixed, or secured with dental implants for a more permanent restoration.


Chipped, worn, discolored, and damaged teeth can be covered with a dental crown. Dental implants can also be covered by a dental crown. We will take digital dental impressions and generate a fit that is custom to the patient. During treatment, the tooth receiving the dental crown will be prepared by removing any damaged or decayed structure. When complete, the permanent dental crown will be secured and polished for a natural look.

For dental impressions or dental crowns, to fit comfortably and accurately it is important that the digital dental impression (or dental crown) is fit properly. To fit a dental crown, we use digital impressions (castings or measurements) to gather the right measurements for the customer. The dental crown should then be fitted to the customer in need of the treatment.


Dental implants are one of the most versatile restorative options. It is important to emphasize replacing a missing tooth or teeth since multiple problems can develop. The gap left by a missing tooth can be filled by remaining natural teeth shifting into place. Suddenly overcrowded teeth offer increasing difficulties, as they are hard to clean.


Full and partial dentures help to rebuild the tooth structure and are color-matched to teeth for a brighter but natural look. Whether you benefit from full or partial dentures, both offer benefits. They improve the function of one’s bite, support bone retention, and help to prevent gum recession. Restoring lost teeth with dentures provides a more stable foundation for the mouth.


Gum disease affects more people than one might think. Also known as periodontitis, this condition begins as gum inflammation and can quickly snowball into problems like loose teeth and decay. Our dentists find the source of decay and work to remove infection and provide a deep clean.


If you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. Teeth grinding is one of the most common symptoms of TMJ. Dr. Cavanaugh can give you a mouthguard that protects teeth from further damage and helps realign the jaw.

Unfortunately, this is a fairly common ailment that can be difficult to treat and cure. Because of this, it’s important that if the pain becomes too severe then you should see a TMJ specialist in Colorado Springs in order to cure your TMJ. A TMJ specialist can provide you with effective TMJ treatment and relief of symptoms so that you will no longer have to deal with this problem or concern.

A TMJ specialist in Colorado Springs, such as the professionals at Dr. Cavanaugh D.D.S. have what you need to help with your concern. Contact us to find out more!

We can provide you with the relief that you need from TMJ symptoms and help you get back to being able to live your life without pain. We offer all of our services, allowing us to do them in an effective manner while keeping costs down. You don’t have to continue living with this problem when we have the ability to help you with TMJ treatment and TMJ symptom relief. Schedule an appointment today and we will get started on your cure as soon as possible!

The TMJ specialists at Dr. Cavanaugh D.D.S are dedicated to helping you find what you need when it comes to TMJ treatment. We are here to help you discover relief through all of our services.


Contact Dr. Cavanaugh’s Colorado Springs, CO dentist office today by calling 719-528-1711. You can also request a dental exam with Dr. Cavanaugh online.

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