Restorative Dentistry

When an incident occurs and your teeth are not in their best condition, it’s essential to seek medical care before the damage worsens. Trusting our office for restorative care is the optimal solution for patients who seek an individualized, holistic approach to treating tooth damage.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry refers to the practice of repairing or replacing missing, worn, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth. There are several restorative dentistry options available, depending on what sort of damage has been done to the patient’s teeth, and which procedure best fits a certain patient.

For example, the restorative options that can best be applied to repair a chipped tooth may differ from the options that are designed to replace a missing tooth.

At Herre Holistic Dental KC, our dental team provides thorough examinations and presents every available option for restoration. This way, we can ensure that we’re doing everything we can to meet each patient’s needs.

Our office provides fillings, bridges, crowns, and implants to give patients a functional, aesthetically pleasing smile. In addition to providing functional tooth replacements, our restorative dentistry options closely match a patient’s natural tooth shade so that they blend in and are not noticeable.

The Role of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry not only repairs the way a patient’s smile looks, but can also prevent further deterioration of the mouth and jaw through reinforcing the structure of the mouth by effectively filling gaps that missing teeth have left behind.

In addition, replacing missing teeth can help patients maintain good oral hygiene by preventing the build-up of plaque and bacteria in previously empty spaces.

Finally, filling in missing spaces can help a patient maintain their overall health, appearance, and sense of well-being. Repairing damage and restoring the structure of a patient’s mouth also reduces the risk of sustaining further loss and damage.

Restorative vs Cosmetic Dentistry

The difference between restorative and cosmetic dental procedures may be difficult to discern, especially for individuals who are new to both types of care.

While restorative and cosmetic dentistry both aim to improve a patient’s oral health, each specialty has its own focus.

Restorative dentistry is designed to enhance and repair the function of a patient’s teeth and jaws, while cosmetic dentistry aims to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth and mouth.

While some restorative options can provide cosmetic benefits, the goal of the procedure is to return the strength, purpose, and integrity of the teeth.

Restorative Procedures

Preventative care is not always applicable, and when an accident or damage occurs with an individual’s teeth, there are dental applications that can be used to repair impairments and restore an individual’s oral health. For individuals who have missed out on preventative care, or have sustained an injury to their teeth, restorative dentistry is the best approach.

There are several restorative dentistry procedures available at Herre Holistic Dental KC. Let’s explore them.


Fillings are usually provided when a patient has a crack or cavity in a tooth. Fillings can be composed of gold, silver, porcelain, composite resin, plastic, or the amalgam that was popular in the past century.

Our office avoids using amalgam due to its mercury content.


A dental bridge fills the gap left behind by missing teeth. Bridges are made up of a crown on either end of the space that serves as an anchor, and an articial tooth or teeth that join the crowns and fill the gap. A bridge can prevent the movement of your other teeth. Once a brudge is in place, it functions in the same way as your natural teeth.


Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is made up of two parts: a metal anchor and a cosmetic tooth that looks like a crown. A dental implant has the appearance and function of a natural tooth.


A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire tooth. It is utilized to strengthen and safeguard the structure of your teeth. Your dentist prepares the tooth, takes an imprint, and a specialist fabricates the crown in a lab.

Schedule an Appointment

If it’s time for your next routine dental health visit, or you do not currently have a regular dentist, we welcome you to give us a call at 913-491-4466 or request an appointment at your earliest convenience. From there, we can help you maintain your oral health. We look forward to your visit and we’d like to welcome you to our Leawood, KS office.

Meredith’s Testimonial

Meredith describes the great care and attention she received at our office.


Amazing care!!! They were able to get me in when I couldn’t get in to see where my Family Dentist referred. That location referred me to Dental Health by Herre. Dr. Herre was extremely thorough and very concerned about my oral health. I would recommend this to anyone!!

Tracy M.
Leawood, KS


Herre Holistic Dental KC

11201 Nall Avenue
Suite 120
Leawood, KS 66211


Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm