One of the most interesting features in the field of dentistry is how different patients are. The oral health of each patient varies so much from one person to the next. We have patients who never need any additional dental work or treatments, and we have others who are frequent visitors to our office needing a considerable amount of improvements. The patients in the latter category frequently need restorative dentistry treatments. Restorative dentistry is the restoration of a tooth to its proper function following damage or disease. Restorations can be as minor as a filling or more involved like a crown, root canal, or bridge.