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Restorative Dentistry in Creston, IA

Reclaim Your Smile’s Function and Appearance

Whether due to dental trauma, oral health conditions, or even just the passage of time, sometimes our smiles can use a boost. Teeth that are broken or missing make for a dysfunctional smile, and can take a toll on your self-image. Fortunately, the dental professionals at Buck Family dentistry offer various restorative dentistry services to help turn back the clock on your smile.

Our Creston restorative dentist, Dr. Michael Buck is proud to offer the best dental care and service to patients in Afton, Thayer, and Corning, IA. Explore our restorative treatments below and learn which may be ideal in restoring your oral health.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry designed to repair your teeth’s health, function, and appearance. There are several factors that contribute to a patient’s need for restorative dental services. Our expert dentist in Creston, IA may recommend dental treatment for patients whose teeth are:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken
  • Missing
  • Worn-down or weakened
  • Severely decayed or damaged
  • Infected

Our Restorative Dental Treatments

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are ideal for damaged and decayed teeth, either as a result of cavities or dental trauma. This dental restoration restores your tooth’s look and bite function while shielding against further damage or harmful bacteria.

Dr. Buck offers both amalgam and composite fillings for your convenience. Also known as silver fillings, amalgam provides a sturdy and long-lasting restoration, though the metal material presents a noticeable restoration. Composite fillings match your surrounding teeth for a discreet appearance, but don’t last as long as amalgam fillings. Our dentist will help determine which is best for you at your initial consultation.

Dental Crowns

For teeth that are too damaged for dental fillings, we offer dental crowns instead. These customized tooth caps restore your tooth above the gumline while preserving its natural structure. Crowns can be used for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry purposes.

For your convenience, we offer both porcelain and metal-based crowns, each with their own benefits. At your initial appointment, Dr. Buck will discuss each with you to help determine which will be most effective for your dental needs. You can also find out more about how we can place dental crowns in as little as one visit to our Creston, IA office.

Dental Implants

Patients missing one or multiple teeth may benefit from long-lasting dental implant restorations. Dental implants are known as the gold standard in restorative dentistry, and can permanently replace teeth from root to crown.

Because they mimic tooth roots, implant fixtures can actively prevent jawbone loss and shifting teeth, which are common tooth-loss related problems. However, not every patient qualifies for implant placements. Schedule a dental implant consultation today to learn if you’re an ideal candidate.

Dental Bridges

Since dental implants aren’t ideal for every patient, we also offer dental bridges as a way to restore up to four adjacent missing teeth. This restoration consists of false teeth (pontics) that bridge the gap left by missing teeth. On either side of the bridge are abutments in the form of dental crowns placed over the remaining natural teeth.

Dr. Buck will ensure your dental bridge restoration resembles natural teeth for a seamless blend with your smile. Receiving a bridge is a much less invasive procedure than those of dental implants, and can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced.


For patients missing many or all of their natural teeth, our restorative dentist may recommend dentures for a complete, non-invasive, and reliable restoration. Dentures are dental prosthetics that help replace multiple missing teeth, relying on your gums and jawbone for support.

Our dentists offer several types of denture solutions, including:

Each type of denture comes with unique benefits, ones Dr. Buck will take into consideration when creating your personalized treatment plan.

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatments are often necessary to preserve your oral health, as they eliminate and stop the spread of infection. This treatment has gained a bad reputation for being painful, but our Creston dentists will ensure your procedure is as painless and stress-free as possible.

During a non-surgical root canal treatment, Dr. Buck will remove infected pulp and tissue to stop the infection in its tracks, preserving your natural tooth from an extraction and restoring your oral health.

Let Our Creston Dentist Restore Your Healthy Smile

At Buck Family Dentistry, our dental professionals have the tools and experience necessary to restore every aspect of your smile. Regardless of the severity of your case, Dr. Buck will assess your situation and work to find the personalized solution that’s right for you.

To schedule an appointment with our Creston dentist, call our office today at 641-782-4747. You can also book a consultation online by filling out our convenient contact form. We look forward to seeing you in the office!


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