Restorative Care

Restore the look & feel of your teeth!

With a gentle touch, and plenty of comforting care, we’ll help you bring back the look, feel and function of your teeth. A toothache can stop you in your tracks, and cavities, even the smallest of them, can cause serious health concerns if left untreated. Bill Gilbert DDS focuses on restorative dentistry procedures to help protect patients from lingering tooth discomfort and more serious dental complications down the road. And his focus on comfort-based treatments has helped reduce dental anxiety for hundreds of patients throughout Bellevue and the Eastside. If you have a damaged, sore or chipped teeth, we’ll get you comfortable and smiling confidently! Schedule a consultation so we can assess your needs and restore your smile!

Fillings

Have a cavity? 91% of adults have one! Fortunately, if you need a filling, we can offer mercury free tooth colored fillings!  

Fill 'er up

A bridge is another option to fill in the gap between one or more missing teeth. Unlike dentures, a bridge is supported by your natural teeth.

Bridge the Gap

When you break or crack a tooth, a porcelain crown can cap the damaged tooth and restore its function and look!

Put a Crown On It

Dental implants are now the go-to option for replacing a missing tooth. Why? Because they’re long lasting, and they look and feel like your natural teeth.

Discover Implants

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What causes a toothache?

Toothaches have a number of causes, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Infections
  • Abscesses
  • Something stuck between your teeth

If a toothache lasts more than a couple of days or occurs with a fever, you need to make an appointment with Dr. Gilbert to find the root cause of the pain. In most cases, if your toothache doesn’t go away after a couple of days, it’s not going to go away without intervention.

What is a filling?

A filling is a routine dental procedure that involves removing decay from a cavity in your tooth and replacing it with a filling material that seals the area and prevents decay from spreading to other parts of your tooth. Filling options include silver-colored metal amalgam or tooth-colored composite resin. Dr. Gilbert can help you determine which filling option is right for your needs.

Are silver-colored fillings safe?

While the American Dental Association and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration both agree that the dental amalgam commonly used to fill cavities presents no health risk, Dr. Gilbert has not used amalgam in his practice for over 15 years because of the concerns patients have about its safety. 

Why do teeth need to be pulled?

Pulling, or extracting, a tooth is typically done only in serious cases of disease or infection. If a cavity is left untreated, for example, the decay can spread until your tooth can’t be saved. Leaving the tooth in your mouth would allow the decay to spread to other teeth. Dr. Gilbert instead extracts the tooth and replaces it with a bridge or implant. Sometimes, patients with small mouths require extraction to give teeth enough room.

Does dental insurance cover restorative dental care?

Each dental insurance policy is different, but most cover restorative dental care because it is considered necessary to prevent further disease. Dr. Gilbert’s staff helps patients understand what is and isn’t covered for their oral care.

Do restorative dentistry procedures hurt?

At Dr. Gilbert’s office, the staff strives to keep you comfortable throughout all dental procedures. Most restorative procedures require anesthetic, and the needle insertion that delivers anesthetic can cause some pain. To help reduce discomfort, Dr. Gilbert uses a topical anesthetic first and then injects the local anesthetic. Throughout the procedure, the staff keeps your comfort at the forefront.

 

Testimonials

  • Dr. Gilbert is the best dentist out there! He genuinely has your best interest in mind and is an expert at what he does. A perfectionist, Dr. Gilbert will listen to your concerns and get things done right every time.

    Christine French
  • He has a soft touch as does his staff and he is the most thorough dentist I’ve ever had. I feel confident when I leave Dr Gilbert’s office that I have had top notch care with everything that could be seen to, taken care of.

    Lucy Robinson