Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry committed to restoring smiles. Our Los Angeles restorative dentistry expert can restore your smile’s natural beauty, proper function and good health using a variety of dental treatments. If your smile is damaged, worn, aged or affected by a dental disease, restorative dentistry may be right for you.
Restorative Dentistry Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles restorative dentist can use a number of different restorations to correct flaws, including:
• Dental fillings
Fillings are used to fill cavities. We use tooth-colored composite resin fillings for strong, cosmetically appealing restorations.
• Dental bonding
Composite resin can also be used for bonding teeth. A dental bonding is a restoration that can be used to cover chips, cracks, worn enamel and other minor flaws.
• Inlays and onlays
A tooth with a particularly large cavity or fracture may benefit from an inlay or onlay. These restorations are similar to fillings in that they are used only in the area of damage. They are also similar to porcelain crowns in that they are made to fit in a dental lab and placed at a later appointment.
• Porcelain crowns
A crown fits over the entire part of the tooth above the gum line. This type of restoration is used when a tooth is badly damaged, but it can require the removal of some of the healthy tooth structure as well.
• Dental bridges
Bridges are used when one or a few teeth are lost.
• Dental implants
An implant can be used with crowns, bridges or dentures to better secure the restoration in your mouth and to provide a new tooth that is as close as possible to the natural tooth you lost.
Teeth that have not been properly restored after disease or injury can be painful, and you may avoid using them, which can decrease chewing function and make it harder to eat a healthy diet. Restoring them makes them more comfortable and can ensure they function properly. Restorations also have cosmetic benefits. Teeth that are damaged, worn or diseased also tend to be unsightly, so fixing the flaws can result in a better-looking smile and greater overall confidence. Our expert in restorative dentistry in Los Angeles can even replace old or worn restorations to give you a better smile.
Call us today to learn more about how restorative dentistry can restore, perfect and beautify your smile or to schedule your appointment with our restorative dentist in Los Angeles.