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Restorative Dentistry
Great Falls, MT

Restorative Dentistry at River's Edge Dental in Great Falls, MT Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dental diseases. If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, decayed, or missing, Dr. David Currie can prescribe a treatment plan. You are also eligible for restorative treatment if you have teeth that are affected by other types of trauma-related or developmental defects. We offer several restorative treatment options.

What Types of Materials are used for Restorative Treatment?

We use porcelain, dental amalgam, composite resin, and gold for restoration procedures. These four are the most commonly used materials. Resin composite fillings are made of compounds made of plastic, ceramic or glass ionomers or other materials.


Crowns are crafted from porcelain, gold, or ceramic materials. They cover an entire part of a tooth that is cracked, chipped, damaged or that needs significant restoration that threatens the rest of the tooth.


A dental bridge is a prosthetic replacement for one or many natural teeth. Bridges are made of crowns that are adjacent to space and a replacement tooth (known as a pontic) that is connected to the crowns.


When we use the materials listed above, we employ a wide array of treatment options to restore and replace teeth. Fillings usually use amalgam to restore the surface of the tooth, so they are often placed on teeth in the back of the mouth. Amalgam fillings are alloys, while composite fillings are resins used for tooth-colored restorations for teeth in both the front and the back of the mouth.


A veneer is a layer of porcelain or a combination of materials. Like composite fillings, veneers are tooth-colored and enhance the look of cracked, chipped or uneven teeth. They are cemented or bonded to the surface of one or multiple teeth, most often the upper and lower teeth in the front.

Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, then you may be happy to learn about dental implants and what they can do for you. Remember, the sooner that we know about a missing tooth or one that may be compromised and loose, the sooner we can begin restoration.

Other Types of Restorations

Given the large number of potential dental complications, we have at our disposal a large selection of restorative materials and methods to address these problems. Some of our other options include:
•  Dental implants are replacement teeth that look and function similarly to natural teeth. In this procedure, we insert a titanium post into the jaw bone and attach a ceramic crown.
•  Removable partials are prosthetic devices that consist of artificial teeth on a framework that is connected to your regular teeth with retainers. Since the partials are not cemented into your mouth, you can remove them. They are not worn while sleeping.
•  Composite bonding is a procedure used to lengthen and reshape the central teeth in the front of the mouth.
•  Inlays are cemented restorations made from porcelain, gold or other ceramic materials. They can restore up to three surfaces on a single tooth.
•  Onlays are cemented restorations made from porcelain, gold or other ceramic materials. They differ from onlays in that they are meant to restore chewing surfaces of teeth and surfaces on the sides of teeth in the back of the mouth.

For more information, please contact our office at (406) 315-5882.
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"I was very impressed with Rivers Edge Dental. All Dr.'s are friendly and professional and their staff is outstanding. The office was beautiful with a view of the river. I will be coming back and bringing my whole family for care." ~ Stephanie K.

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Rivers Edge Dental
1900 River Drive N
Great Falls, MT 59401-1300

Phone: (406) 315-5882
Fax: (406) 452-5589
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