Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Cary Smiles

Jeffrey B. LaMura, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentist & Certified Invisalign Provider located in Parkway Professional Park, Cary, NC

If you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, consider restorative dentistry. At Cary Smiles, family and cosmetic dentist Jeffrey LaMura, DDS, and his team offer a comprehensive suite of restorative dentistry services, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and smile makeovers. To make an appointment at the practice in Cary, North Carolina, call the office, or use the convenient online booking tool today.

Restorative Dentistry Q&A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry uses custom oral prosthetics, like crowns, bridges, and dental implants to rehabilitate your smile. 

If you have broken or missing teeth, you’re also more likely to experience potentially serious oral health problems like gum recession, bone loss, and gum disease. By investing in restorative dentistry, it’s possible to maintain optimal oral hygiene for years to come. 

What are the types of restorative dentistry?

At Cary Smiles, the team offers various types of restorative dentistry, including:


Crowns are synthetic caps bonded to the top of a damaged or decaying tooth. They’re made of materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal amalgam and last an average of 10 years. Crowns restore your chewing and biting abilities and reduce the risk of more serious oral health problems.


If you lose a single tooth due to decay or trauma, consider a bridge. A dental bridge is a restoration that literally “bridges” a gap in your smile. It’s held in place with dental crowns or a metal framework and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

Dental implants

Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots that integrate with your natural bone structure. They provide a foundation for dental restorations like crowns, dental bridges, or snap-on dentures. The number of dental implants you receive depends on the number of teeth you’re missing and the type of restoration you desire.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to repair damage to your enamel. If you chip or crack a tooth, bonding can reduce the risk of additional complications while making it easier to bite and chew confidently.

Smile makeover

Sometimes a single restoration isn’t enough to correct an issue. If you need extensive dental work, your Cary Smiles provider might recommend a smile makeover. A smile makeover combines several restorative dental procedures.

Am I a candidate for restorative dentistry?

Anyone who has damaged or missing teeth can benefit from restorative dentistry. The type of treatment that will benefit you most depends on your dental health history, goals, and budget. Following a comprehensive assessment, your Cary Smiles provider can design a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

To explore restorative dentistry in greater detail, make an appointment at Cary Smiles by calling the office or booking online today.