Broken, decayed, or missing teeth can interfere with proper function. Left untreated, these conditions can lead to more dental issues.
Many dental treatments focus on managing oral health problems and restoring full function to your smile.
Dentist Timothy M. Kelly offers a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures at our Albuquerque, NM, practice.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Our Approach to Restorative Care
The most critical aspect of what we do on a daily basis is gain a clear understanding of the patient's unique needs. This involves an examination of the function of the oral cavity, and its role in the overall health, beauty, comfort and longevity of the patient's smile.
Often, it is difficult for patients to visualize the outcome of their choices, especially when the benefits of early restorative care may not become apparent for another 20 years. Dr. Timothy Kelly and our team's goal is to find out each patient's desires, discuss potential outcomes, and formulate a long-term health care plan.
How do I know if I need this type of dentistry?
Gentle Sedation Can Ensure Your Comfort
Even though most restorative dentistry procedures can be completed with just local anesthesia, we understand that some patients need a little extra help feeling comfortable in a dental chair. You may have dental anxiety, find it difficult to sit still for extended periods of time, or have tooth or gum sensitivity that makes treatment especially uncomfortable.
To help ease your concerns, we offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. Both of these options can help you feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed during your treatment.
To discuss how calming sedation can make your restorative care a quicker, less stressful experience, contact us online or call:
Oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation can relieve your worries and help you relax for a painless experience with your dentist.
Dr. Timothy Kelly has been my dentist for about 8 years. He is a professional, polite and a nice person. He values his professionalism. His staff has always treated me wonderful. Keep up the good work Dr.Kelly.
— Leroy Gutierrez, 2020
Friendly service & staff! Dr. Timothy Kelly explained everything in a way I could understand and definitely can tell he has many years of experience in his field. Staff was also awesome with explaining billing and other services! Looking forward to next visit.
— Misti Mae, 2022
Common Restorative Dentistry Procedures
If you have a small cavity or chip in your tooth, then it can likely be treated with a dental filling. Dr. Kelly uses biocompatible, tooth-colored composite resin to seamlessly restore your smile. A filling can be placed in a single appointment.
If your tooth has a large cavity or significant area of damage, it will require a dental crown. These custom restorations cover the entire tooth structure for added strength and resiliency. Crowns are also used to restore dental implants and root canal-treated teeth.
Localized tooth loss can be treated with a dental bridge. This type of restoration consists of dental crowns with artificial teeth between them. Dr. Kelly offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges at our Albuquerque, New Mexico, practice.
Partial dentures can replace several missing teeth, while full dentures restore an entire arch. At our Albuquerque, New Mexico, practice, our dentist offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures depending on the needs of the patient.
A missing tooth can be replaced with a dental implant. These threaded titanium posts are inserted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. Implants can support a wide variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures.
The condition of your jaw joints is a primary factor of overall dental health. Dr. Kelly is an expert in TMJ treatment. He uses advanced technology to determine the correct position of your jaw, then designs a plan to achieve that position.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that obstructs the airway and reduces oxygen flow to the brain and body. Dr. Kelly can diagnose and treat sleep apnea with a custom oral appliance at our Albuquerque, New Mexico, practice.
What Will My Treatment Cost?
Restorative dentistry encompasses a range of solutions for a variety of issues. No two treatment plans are exactly alike, which makes it difficult to quote a price for implants and other restorative treatments without first conducting a consultation.
Our Albuquerque, NM, practice wants to make your care as affordable as possible. We work with many major insurance providers, including Delta Dental, United Concordia, Delta Dental, and Metlife. If you are uninsured or making out-of-pocket payments, we can help you coordinate financing through LendingPoint™.
"Genuinely welcoming and professional." Our Patients Leave Great Reviews
I always used to get really scared and anxious when it came to dentists. Dr. Kelly and his entire staff have changed that forever. I highly recommend you come give them a shot, they are sure to win you over! Thank you Dr. Kelly, Lori & Melissa! Kristina Cano