Restorative Dentistry Specialist

When you hide your smile behind scarves, cups, or tight lips because you are embarrassed of your teeth, consider restorative dentistry with Ray Liao, DDS, MSD. Whether you have cracked, discolored, or missing teeth, the expert staff at Sunrise Dental has been revitalizing smiles in the Moses Lake, Washington area for years. Specialists like Dr. Liao will create a customized treatment plan for you to brighten and align your teeth to give you your most radiant smile. Call or book an appointment online today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves the treatment and management of issues that cause tooth decay, tooth loss, and other types of damage. Restorative dentistry can include a number of treatments or procedures, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Bridges
  • Root canal therapy

When are Dental Implants Needed?

When your teeth are missing, a dental implant is used to restore full function to the area. Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium, which is anchored to your jaw bone. This anchor replaces the tooth’s natural root, and holds a prosthetic tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are strong, secure, and last a long time.

When are Crowns Needed?

Dental crowns are often used when there are problems with individual teeth. Crowns can help with issues such as cracks, breaks, severe discoloration, and worn teeth. A dental crown is made from a mold of your natural tooth and shaped out of dental material like porcelain, or a porcelain blend.

Crowns are attached with dental cement and area long-term tooth protection that can last for decades.

When is a Dental Bridge Needed?

If you are missing a group of teeth, it would be easier on your mouth to get a bridge rather than several dental implants. The prosthetic teeth in the bridge are bonded to your natural teeth to fill in the gaps. Once in place, they look and feel like natural teeth.

What Type of Fillings Are Used in Restorative Dentistry?

There are several types of fillings you can choose from. Your options include amalgam fillings, and composite resin fillings that replicate your tooth’s natural color. Dr. Liao can explain the benefits of both fillings to you so you can make an informed decision.

When is a Root Canal Needed?

If your tooth’s interior (the pulp) is infected or otherwise damaged, you may need a root canal to preserve your tooth. Dr. Liao removes the damaged material and replaces it with a sterile material called “gutta percha.” The tooth is then sealed with adhesive cement and covered with a custom crown for protection.

This allows for restoration of your natural tooth so you can avoid having it pulled in the future.


We care greatly about your dental health at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake. We accept many insurance plans to help patients achieve the care that they need. If you have any questions about how we can help you afford your dental care, please call our office to learn more. Thank you in advance from the staff at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Dearborn National
Delta Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Northwest Administrators
Premera Blue Cross

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417 East Broadway, Suite 103
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: 509-443-2720
Fax: (509) 855-9070
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