7 Dental Restoration Procedures That Can Save Your Smile
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you’re not alone. The Oral Health Foundation estimates based on collected data that nearly half the population (48%) are unhappy with their teeth. Most people are unhappy with their teeth for cosmetic reasons, with discoloured teeth as primary reason for discontent in about 64% of the subjects surveyed.
That being said, there are far more important reasons to stay on top of your oral health, beyond cosmetic reasons. Taking care of your teeth and gums will ensure that you enjoy great dental health for your entire life. Good oral health is being shown more and more to be inextricably linked to good overall health as well.
As far as improving your smile, maybe you don’t know where to start. An experienced tooth restoration dentist like Dr. Pham and the rest of the staff of doctors and dental professionals at Center for Beautiful Smiles. We’ll evaluate your smile and offer a variety of options that can save your natural teeth and bone structure down the road, in addition to provide you with the movie star quality set of pearly whites you’ve always secretly wanted.
In this blog, we’ll go over some of the ways that Center for Beautiful Smiles can help repair damaged discolored, and even decayed teeth.
The most common types of tooth restorations include:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
Cavities should be identified early, drilled out and replaced with fillings to save the tooth and surrounding tissue and bone. Tooth-colored fillings (also composite resin fillings) are available for patient convenience. Composite resin fillings can be matched to the exact color of your natural tooth, unlike traditional metal fillings (which are made out of materials like amalgam, gold, or silver).
If you have gaps due to missing teeth, dental bridges is an excellent option that yields realistic results. During the dental bridge procedure, your Chula Vista restoration dentist places a false tooth in between the two neighboring natural teeth or even implants. Dental crowns cap the natural teeth beside the missing tooth to ensure solid placement and security.
An experienced restoration dentist can hide the appearance of tooth decay, cracks, chips, or even discoloration with expertly-crafted dental crowns. A dental crowns sit atop your natural tooth, covering the entirety of teeth above the gum line.
Impressions of your tooth will need to be taken and processed in a state-of-the-art lab where our dental restorations are crafted. A temporary crown can be fitted over the tooth while you wait for your personalized dental crown. During your next visit, we’ll replace your temporary crown with a permanent solution that is cemented into place.
Dentures are often an option for patients who’ve experienced several tooth extractions or experienced significant tooth decay. Full or partial dentures serve as removable solutions that help the patient eat and speak normally. The all-on-four procedure offers a more secure solution, anchoring dentures to the jaw bone in four dental implant placements.
Dental implants are ideal for tooth replacement that looks and feels natural. Titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone, mimicking natural tooth root functions. Osseointegration then occurs, which is a fancy way of describing the process where the implant fuses to the jawbone. This process may take several months to integrate. After osseointegration, we’ll place an abutment and dental crown matched to the exact shade of your surrounding teeth over the implant to form a new, artificial tooth.
Full Mouth Restoration
Our full mouth restoration treatment assists patients who experience significant tooth decay. Fractured or eroded teeth can also benefit from this treatment. If you believe you’ve experienced long-term exposure to acidic foods and sugars, you might also benefit from the full mouth restoration. Bite problems (which cause extensive health issues like jaw pain and headaches) can also be treated successfully with this all-encompassing treatment. Excessive tooth grinding can also be remedied with our innovative full mouth restoration.
A thorough examination and x-ray of your jaw, teeth, and gums will be necessary to achieve optimum results. We’ll take Impressions and models of your teeth, capturing your natural, resting bite. Various treatments include veneers, inlays and onlays, and more. Unhealthy gums will need a root planing or scaling procedure. Periodontal disease must be addressed and treated — the sooner the better.
Full Mouth Restoration Procedures:
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Crown lengthening
- Removal of temporary dental restorations
- Contouring of the gum tissue
- Orthodontics services
- Dental implant replacement
If you’re interested in our restorative dentistry services call our dental practice in Chula Vista today at (888) 888-8888. Center for Beautiful Smiles is a collection of talented, dedicated professionals, dental specialists who help patients achieve the very best versions of themselves through advanced dental restoration services.