Restorative dentistry refers to the repair of damaged teeth, including tooth decay and minor tooth fractures. These problems can cause severe oral health concerns and compromise the appearance of your smile. The treatments provided by our dentists can restore both the function and look of your teeth. Let us help repair even the most damaged smiles!
Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed in general and cosmetic dentistry. While traditional metal amalgam fillings are still used, composite resin and porcelain fillings are also common restorations for repairing teeth damaged by decay or trauma. When tooth decay occurs in a tooth, the entire structure of the tooth becomes compromised. In order to prevent infection and further loss of the tooth, it is important to restore the health of the tooth with a dental filling.
A dental filling can restore the health and integrity of a tooth after it has been affected by decay. Once the decayed portion of the tooth has been removed, the dentist will fill the tooth with white composite material to restore the structure of the tooth and prevent further infection of the pulp. The material is color-matched to the natural shade of the patient’s teeth, creating a more natural appearance. The dentist will shape the filling to create an ideal bite for the patient and allow it to harden completely so that you can return to eating normal foods without any issues.
When a restoration such as a filling isn’t enough to save a tooth, a dental crown is often the best choice. A crown is a cap that is placed over the entire tooth in order to restore its strength and appearance. Crowns can be made of gold or metal alloy, porcelain, ceramic, resin, or even a combination of these materials. The dentist will work with you to choose the right material for your circumstances. Talk to our dentists about the best type of dental crown for you!
A dental crown is a wonderful restoration for completely restoring your smile after tooth loss, but it isn’t necessary for everyone. If you’ve had a tooth damaged from decay or injury, we may recommend a filling instead of a cap. However, if the tooth’s damage is too severe for a filling, then turning to dental crowns is the next best option. To ensure the long life of your crown, you should also avoid chewing on fingernails, pens, and other hard non-food items to protect your smile from unnecessary wear and tear.
Implants are used to restore both the smile and dental functionality of an individual. They are placed directly in the jawbone, which mimics the tooth root and ensures it stays perfectly in place. Since the implant, along with the prosthetic crown, resembles a natural tooth in both appearance and functionality, it is considered one of the best means to replace a missing tooth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (404) 227-5012 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 827 Blossom Hill Road, Suite E-3, San Jose, CA 95123.