The best way to keep your smile looking beautiful is through preventive care. Hands down, this is the most hassle-free and inexpensive way to do so. However, most of us will need some type of repair eventually. If you find yourself in this situation, you will need to seek out restorative dentistry to make your smile appear new again. Here are 4 types of restorative dentistry procedures.
Your mouth harbors millions and millions of tiny bacteria that feed on the food and drink that has been in your mouth. This bacteria can release acids that damage your tooth enamel and penetrate your tooth. Left untreated, it eventually reach the root of your tooth, leading to an abscess and possibly requiring a tooth extraction.
By catching the process of cavity development early, we can remove damaged tooth material and decay, replacing the cavity with a dental filling to prevent further damage to your tooth, which should enable you to keep this tooth.
You may require a dental bridge if you have one or more missing teeth. Getting a bridge involves the placement of a false tooth to replace the missing one. Then, we placed crowns on adjacent teeth to secure your new dental bridge. This helps fill in the gap in your smile left by one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants have become extremely popular in recent years for good reason: They are the best tooth replacement option available today.
The dental implant process involves the placement of a titanium screw into the jawbone. Your natural bone will then fill in around it to anchor the titanium post. In a few months, we come in and place a crown onto this post to complete the dental implant and provide a chewing surface.
A dental veneer is an extremely thin shell that is attached to the surface of the tooth after removal of a small amount of tooth structure. The most popular type of material used in dental veneers is porcelain. The reason for porcelain's popularity is its superior strength and stain-resistant properties.
Patients receive porcelain veneers for numerous reasons. They may have cracked or chipped teeth. Other patients want porcelain veneers because they want a teeth whitening effect that is permanent. Although teeth whitening treatments are available, the teeth can again become stained due to exposure from the consumption of beverages like tea or coffee, or smoking.
Are you a Panorama City resident who feels that you would benefit from a restorative dentistry procedure like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or some other type of procedure? If so, we invite you to contact Dentalville Panorama City to schedule your initial consultation and take your smile to the next level with restorative dentistry.
“I was sure I just needed a filling, but when I saw that my filling had almost completely fallen away with the wand that showed my smile on the monitor, it was obvious I would need a crown or face losing the whole tooth. I was able to get a special price on the crown which made things easier for me personally. I am glad for the help and thank Dentalville for working with me and providing great service and care. Will be back”
- Clement Douglas