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Restorative Dentistry

As teeth begin to decay, break, or become infected, a dentist can use restorative dentistry to restore your teeth and smile to a healthy state. At McCullough Dental in Bakersfield, our goal is to return your teeth and your smile to good health and beauty!

Dr. McCullough is trained and skilled in numerous restorative treatments. He can repair a damaged tooth with something as simple as a crown or a filling. He is also skilled and experienced in performing total mouth restorations and reconstructions.

Repair Your Broken, Damaged, or Unattractive Teeth

It is our joy to make sure that your teeth are healthy, attractive, and functional. Restorative techniques can affect each of these areas. Dr. McCullough and his staff offer the following restorative treatments to the community of Bakersfield, CA.


Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that cover your existing teeth. Veneers are nearly undetectable to the human eye. They are strong and resistant to stains. We can work with you to create the look and shape that is best for you. Veneers are great at fixing the following tooth issues:

  • Cracks.
  • Misalignment.
  • Chips or breaks.
  • Stains.
  • Spacing.

The process to receive veneers takes two visits but is well worth it. You will walk out with a shining new smile! Once bonded in place, your new veneers will feel and act just like your natural teeth, while hiding any tooth problems you had before.

Root Canals

You’ve probably heard of root canals, but they’re not as scary or painful as you’d think. Our patients at McCullough Dental are like family, so we’ll do our best to make you feel completely comfortable throughout your procedure.

Root canals are required when infected nerves in the root of your tooth need to be removed. Not only are such infections very painful, but if left untreated, the infection can lead to more serious problems. It is important that the procedure is done quickly.

When you visit us for your root canal, we will numb the area around your tooth then create an opening in the root canal and remove the infected tissue. Once the canal is sealed back up a crown is usually installed over the tooth for aesthetics and to help with healing. You will feel relief from the pain almost immediately!


A filling can be used to close off spaces in your teeth where bacteria can enter. They help prevent further decay to your teeth. Our office uses composite resin fillings which are tooth-colored so no one will be able to tell that you have had a filling placed.

Most people need at least one filling in their lifetime. They are commonly used to treat cavities. By giving you a dental filling, we’ll restore the function and integrity of a missing tooth structure, and make your smile a brand new masterpiece.


Sealants are a treatment we can use to prevent tooth decay. It is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. The process is simpler than filling a cavity and relatively painless. We’ll have your teeth protected in no time.

Sealants can last up to ten years but they need to be checked at regular dental exams to make sure they aren’t being chipped or worn away. If that is the case, we can repair sealants by adding more material.


Dr. Brandon McCullough will do everything possible to restore an existing tooth rather than replace it. Many times, to save a tooth, an inlay or onlay is required. Inlays and onlays are also known as partial crowns, and they can preserve the shape of, and prevent more damage to a tooth.

An onlay covers the whole top of your tooth, kind of like a dental crown, but it’s made of a thinner material. Inlays are similar, but they’re smaller than onlays, and only cover the dip between the cusps of your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry Can Bring Back a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Call our Bakersfield office today and set up a consultation if you are in the area, including Tehachapi and Delano CA. We can help you determine a restorative plan that will give you a smile you are confident in sharing.

Thank you for a pain-free experience and for your care and kindness. Doctor and staff made a fairly extensive morning of dental work darn near enjoyable. By the way, “dental work” and “enjoyable” written in the same sentence is really, really rare. I recommended your skill and professionalism without reservation!
– Koleen L.

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