Restorative Dentistry

As much as we long to receive a clean bill of health during our dental checkups, the fact is that many of us won’t. While Dr. Cain places a huge emphasis on educating his patients about the importance of preventive dental care, he spends the lion’s share of his time performing restorative dentistry procedures. Restorative dentistry involves repairing, or restoring, teeth that have become damaged, or lost, due to tooth decay, trauma, or simple wear and tear that occurs over time. Restorative dentistry also involves correcting the alignment of teeth that have shifted and become crooked or misaligned.

When you hear the words, “you have a cavity,” there is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about! Even if you are meticulous about brushing and flossing your teeth, visit the dentist twice a year, and avoid sugary, decay-causing foods and drinks, you may still develop tooth decay. Our teeth and gums are full of crevices and hard-to-reach areas that can breed plaque. Despite our best efforts, sometimes we simply can’t prevent the inevitable.

The good news is, Dr. Cain can restore your teeth to their healthy condition and the result will look so natural that no one will be able to tell that you had dental work done. At Healthy Smiles, we offer a complete suite of restorative dentistry options, including:

If you are having trouble with your teeth, it is best to visit the dentist as soon as possible. If problems are left untreated for a long time, they become worse and require more intervention. To schedule a visit with Dr. Cain, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.