Restorative Dentistry

Restoring Your Bite’s Function and Your Smile’s Healthy Appearance

Did you know that good oral health has benefits that extend beyond your mouth? When tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems arise, neglecting to treat them can have a profound effect on your overall health. The discomfort and embarrassment of an unhealthy mouth will affect you psychologically, and an inability to eat without pain and difficulty can affect your physical health, possibly causing malnutrition.

Tooth decay is one type of infection that is incapable of healing on its own. If you do not seek treatment for a cavity, it will extend to the tooth pulp and cause severe pain and infection, which can spread to other parts of your body, cause tooth loss, and damage your jawbone. The earlier you receive treatment for dental issues, the more likely you are to retain your natural teeth for your entire life, thus increasing your chances for better overall health.

Helping You Regain Your Smile

Dr. Hawks provides comprehensive general dentistry, including treatments for decayed, infected, damaged, or misaligned teeth. While the goal of general dentistry is to help you achieve optimal functioning of your teeth and gums, Dr. Hawks is a cosmetic dentist at heart, and he always takes aesthetics into consideration, ensuring that your smile is beautiful as well as healthy. We invite you to explore the quality general dental services we offer to patients in the Des Moines area.

Speak with Dr. Hawks About Restorative Dentistry

To restore your smile with a durable, highly esthetic restoration, schedule an appointment by calling our dental office in West Des Moines, IA, at (515) 225-6665. Since 1985, Dr. Hawks has proudly served the residents of West Des Moines, as well as Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, Grimes, and all surrounding communities since 1985.