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Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Stadium Dental & Orthodontics

Sekhar Chakka, DDS

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

If your teeth are damaged, loose, or missing, it prevents you from chewing and speaking correctly and can severely affect your quality of life. Restorative dentistry repairs, replaces, and restores your teeth to their original condition — or better. Experienced dentist Sekhar Chakka, DDS, offers dental restoration procedures at Stadium Dental & Orthodontics in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Don’t put up with dental pain and discomfort. Call the practice today to book a consultation or request an appointment online.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry uses procedures and treatments similar to cosmetic dentistry, but the reasons for the two treatments differ. Missing or damaged teeth affect not only your oral health and tooth function. They can also look unattractive and affect your self-esteem.

Restorative dentistry focuses on correcting dental problems and returning your teeth to their previous condition.

Dr. Chakka and the Stadium Dental & Orthodontics team use advanced technology and innovative treatments to give you back your healthy smile.

When might you need restorative dentistry?

Dr. Chakka recommends dental restoration if he treats you for any of the following:

  • Cavities
  • Damaged or cracked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Gum disease or infection

If Dr. Chakka decides that you need restorative dentistry, he discusses his recommendations, allowing you to make informed and confident choices about your treatment.

What does restorative dentistry involve?

If you need restorative dentistry, Dr. Chakka creates an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Restorative dentistry can be direct or indirect. Direct tooth restoration treats minor issues with the tooth itself. Indirect tooth restorations typically involve replacing an entire tooth or several to all of your teeth.

Commonly used dental restoration procedures include:


Fillings are a substance, usually an amalgam or metal, used to fill the hole (cavity) created by dental decay.


A crown sits over the natural tooth or on an artificial tooth root. It’s used to cover a large filling, hold a damaged tooth together, or restore a tooth’s appearance.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a prosthetic (artificial) tooth. It involves screwing a titanium implant (the artificial tooth root) into the jawbone, placing an abutment (the tooth inner) on the implant, and a crown (the tooth top) on top of the abutment.


Dentures are fixed or removable dental devices used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth or several missing teeth.

Dental bridge

A bridge is a fixed dental device used to replace several missing teeth. The bridge is held in place with crowns or dental implants.

Full mouth rehabilitation

Full mouth rehabilitation treats the damage caused by a misaligned bite.

Your teeth play an essential role in your overall health. If you’re unhappy with your smile, partner with Dr. Chakka and the Stadium Dental & Orthodontics team today. Make an appointment over the phone or request one through this website.