Restorative Dentistry

Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss, III, DDS

Restorative Dentistry Service in Fredericksburg, VA

Just as the name suggests, restorative dentistry restores or replaces teeth or parts of teeth that have been broken, damaged, or decayed. We have many options, from simple fillings to implant-retained dentures, to meet your specific restorative dental needs.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

After removing decay and cleaning your tooth, we place a filling in the cavity to protect your tooth from further decay and infection. We use composite resin fillings that are metal free and match the color closely with your other teeth.


To replace missing teeth, dental implants are used to take the place of tooth roots to anchor an individual replacement tooth or several teeth. We usually complete the tooth restoration using crowns. Implants are a very versatile tool in restorative dentistry. In addition to replacing teeth individually, they can be used to anchor fixed bridges or implant-retained dentures.


To cover and protect a badly damaged tooth, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal, a crown is placed over the existing tooth. Dental crowns are made to look just like natural teeth. A crown completely covers the visible part of the tooth at and above the gum line. Dental crowns are also used to restore implants and are used in bridges.


To literally “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth, bridges are often used. In a traditional bridge, crowns are made to cover the teeth (or implants) on either side of the missing tooth. Those support teeth are called abutment teeth. The middle tooth, called a pontic, is the replacement for the missing tooth.


To replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth, removable dentures are the traditional choice. Dentures are artificial teeth set in molded plastic to fit over your gums. They are kept in place with adhesive. We also offer implant-retained dentures as a more permanent and secure alternative to removable dentures.

Come and see us! We are your trusted professionals for dental restorations in the Fredericksburg, VA area. Call (540) 373-2080, or visit our appointment page today!