Restorative Dentistry in Wayne, NJ

Approximately 12% of procedures in dental offices are restorative, according to a study that examined dental insurance claims. The goal of restorative dentistry is to re-establish the proper function of the teeth and mouth. By repairing or replacing damaged teeth, Dr. Fine can restore your oral health and prevent further damage.

While diagnostic and preventative approaches are helping to decrease the need for restorative procedures, they are still widely needed to maintain optimal oral health. With nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Fine has performed countless restorative treatments, giving his patients back the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

When Is Restorative Dentistry Needed?

If your teeth are not functioning as they should, you may experience pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. According to the ADA, restorative treatments are used most often with patients in early adolescence and middle age. As we get older, significant tooth loss increases the need for replacement procedures.

Signs that you or a loved one needs a restorative treatment include:

  • Decay and cavities: Restorative dentistry is necessary when decay and cavities have compromised the integrity of a tooth. The team at Fine Dental Care can repair and restore these teeth with treatments like fillings, crowns, or inlays/onlays to prevent further decay and restore normal function.
  • Infection: Dental infections can lead to severe discomfort and pose health risks. Restorative procedures may include root canals to remove infected pulp or abscess drainage, ensuring the tooth is saved while preventing the spread of infection.
  • Broken or worn teeth: Teeth that are broken, cracked, or significantly worn can be painful and negatively affect oral function. Restorative dentistry techniques, such as dental crowns, can repair and strengthen damaged teeth to restore their appearance and function.
  • Tooth loss: Whether a tooth is already missing or requires extraction, restorative dentistry offers various solutions like dental implants, bridges, or dentures to replace missing teeth, improving both your teeth’s function and your smile’s appearance.

Restorative Procedures

Restorative dentistry plays a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing oral health. It helps prevent further dental issues by addressing problems like decay, infection, or damage in their early stages. By saving compromised teeth from extraction, restorative treatments prevent unwanted gaps that can lead to shifting teeth. This preserves the teeth’s natural positioning to maintain proper bite alignment.

Additionally, repairing or replacing missing teeth restores both bite function and smile aesthetics, ensuring that you can chew and speak comfortably while maintaining your self-confidence. Beyond aesthetics, restorative procedures eliminate dental pain and discomfort, which is vital for overall well-being and an improved quality of life.


If you have a cavity, prompt treatment is needed to prevent the hole from becoming larger. With dental fillings, we can fill in the space in your tooth, preserving its structural integrity. Tooth-colored composite fillings restore function and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are an endodontic procedure that addresses bacterial infection inside the tooth. By removing the damaged tooth pulp and cleaning the tooth’s root canals, we can eliminate the infection and restore the tooth’s function. Root canals are integral to oral health as they save infected teeth from needing extraction.


Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative treatments performed in dental offices today. These tooth-shaped caps cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. Crowns provide a protective barrier when a tooth has undergone root canal treatment or is cracked, decayed, misshapen, or worn.


If you have lost one or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge can fill the space in your smile. These appliances connect to healthy teeth on each side of the gap, effectively “bridging” the space left by missing teeth. Unlike removable partial dentures, dental bridges are securely fixed in place. As a result, they provide the strength you need to chew properly.


Full and partial dentures are removable prosthetics that replace missing teeth. Full dentures are used when a patient has lost all their teeth, while partial dentures are used when a patient has lost some or many teeth. These conventional tooth replacement options make eating easier, but they can also loosen significantly over time, leading to frustrating slipping and sliding.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution available. Since 1989, Dr. Fine has been providing dental implant solutions to patients struggling with tooth loss. However, with advancements in implant dentistry, Dr. Fine discovered the many advantages of mini dental implants, a smaller, superior alternative to large standard implants. Today, Dr. Fine specializes in placing these innovative implants, and Fine Dental Care is a Mini Dental Implant Center of America.

If you are dealing with tooth loss or need extractions, mini dental implants can replace your missing teeth fast. These same-day dental implants allow Dr. Fine to place the implants and mount a crown, bridge, or denture in the same visit. This convenience provided by mini implants is revolutionary and incredibly inexpensive. What’s more, they are incredibly effective, boasting success rates equal to or surpassing standard implants.

Dr. Fine also provides several implant denture options to meet the diverse needs of patients with extreme tooth loss. If you have existing dentures, he can stabilize them quickly with mini implants, allowing you to eat, speak, and chew with newfound confidence. These implant overdentures allow you to remove the denture for daily cleaning.

If you are seeking more secure and lower-maintenance denture options, the Fix-on-Six® system may be right for you. This approach uses 6-10 mini implants to anchor a zirconia roundhouse bridge. This semi-removable option is only removed by Dr. Fine during your routine check-ups. A non-removable roundhouse bridge is also available. Sitting on 10-12 mini implants, this bridge looks and functions just like your natural teeth. It also provides the most security since the bridge is cemented onto the implants.

Whether you need to replace one tooth, some teeth, or all your teeth, mini implants provide remarkable results.

Restorative Dentistry Costs

At Fine Dental Care, we understand that the cost of restorative dentistry can be a concern for our patients. Dr. Fine and our team are committed to ensuring that everyone can access the dental care they need. We work closely with patients to navigate the insurance process, making the most of available benefits.

For those with uncovered expenses or seeking additional flexibility, we partner with third-party lenders like CareCredit, Proceed, and others to provide convenient financing options. Our goal is to prioritize your oral health without financial obstacles, ensuring that you receive the best restorative care possible while staying within your budget.

Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Bruce Fine

Dr. Bruce Fine is an expert in restorative dentistry solutions, repairing and replacing damaged or missing teeth with precise techniques. By specializing in mini dental implants, Dr. Fine offers versatile tooth replacement solutions for patients suffering from tooth loss.

His membership in several prestigious dental organizations and his many awards underscore his expertise and commitment to providing high-quality dentistry. In 2024, Dr. Fine was again named an America’s Best Dentist due to his meticulous attention to detail, exceptional patient reviews, commitment to continuing education, and dedication to providing superior dental solutions.

If you need restorative dentistry and are looking for a team you can rely on for incredible results, contact the team at Fine Dental Care today.