In the event that a cavity is detected or a tooth has fractured there are many ways in which it can be repaired. This repair process is known as restorative dentistry because the tooth is structurally restored to its original form and function using one of the many dental materials available today. These materials are made to look and function just like your natural teeth, but the reality is that these materials are not the exact elements of which teeth are composed. Any time restorative dentistry is completed some component of the tooth must be removed and therefore less tooth structure is present each time a tooth is operated on. Due to this fact, Dr. Bousaba does everything in his power to preserve natural tooth structure when it is possible.