Restorative Dentistry

Broken, decayed, or missing teeth can interfere with proper function. Left untreated, these conditions can lead to even 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.

Deb discusses her care at the practice of Dr. Tim Kelly in this temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder testimonial. She stresses the impact Dr. Kelly's gentle touch and calming demeanor had on her. After experiencing anxiety over trips to the dentist, she now feels completely comfortable during appointments.

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 outcomes of their options, 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.

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 tooth filling can be placed in a single appointment.

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If your tooth has a large cavity or significant 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.

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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, NM, office.

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Partial dentures can replace several missing teeth, while full dentures restore an entire arch. At our Albuquerque office, our dentist offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures depending on the needs of the patient.

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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be replaced with the help of dental implants. 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.

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TMJ Therapy

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.

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A Real Patient's Results

Before restorative dentistry
After restorative dentistry
Helen suffered from TMJ disorder that resulted in painful headaches, dizzy spells, balance problems, and worn teeth that affected her smile and how she ate. Dr. Kelly determined her TMJs were out of alignment, so he designed a plan to realign the jaws and restore her teeth. The result is a beautiful smile and a return to a normal lifestyle.

A Plan Tailored to You

Dr. Kelly determined the root of Helen's problem and treated the source. He does the same for every one of his patients. Your treatment plan will be unique and completely tailored to your needs.

Your dentist may start with restorative treatment to correct your functional concerns, then move on to general dentistry to maintain the newfound health of your smile. Then, if you need a boost of confidence, you can consider cosmetic treatments.

Meet Dr. Tim Kelly Your Dentist in Albuquerque

Dr. Tim Kelly has been practicing dentistry since 1981. He chose to set up his practice in Albuquerque because it was his hometown. Since opening his office, he has provided dental care to friends, neighbors, and people he grew up with. He considers it a privilege to be able to give back to the community in which he grew up.

Though he has been a local dentist for decades, Dr. Kelly's dental care is far from outdated. Dr. Kelly pursues continuing education courses in restorative dentistry to keep up with the latest techniques. He also uses the latest technology available in the field of dentistry because he understands that the newest advancements mean a more comfortable experience, faster treatment, and better outcomes.

Dr. Kelly is proud to have treated generations of families, and he can't wait to treat you.

Dr. Kelly

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, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, and Metlife. If you are uninsured or making out-of-pocket payments, we can help you coordinate financing through LendingPoint™.

"I highly recommend!" 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
Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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