Everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile. If you have any teeth that are damaged or missing, restorative dentistry can bring your teeth back to top form and give you a new lease on life.
Restorative dentistry can both beautify your smile and improve your overall oral health. Whether you wish to fix a small chip or replace a whole mouth of teeth, there is a wide range of treatment options that can restore the look and function of your teeth. Let’s discuss some of them here:
Small chips and other minor tooth damage can sometimes be repaired with dental bonding. This is a resin that a dentist can apply to the surface of your tooth. It is tooth-colored to look as natural as possible.
Small holes in your teeth, also called cavities, can usually be repaired with dental fillings. In this process, a dentist cleans your tooth and then fills the cavity with a composite material. Filling a cavity prevents tooth decay and keeps your teeth beautiful and healthy.
If bonding or filling is insufficient, a dental crown may be a good tooth restoration option. Many people get crowns when their teeth are weak or misshapen. A dental crown is a cap that encases your tooth. The cap is often made of porcelain, which can mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. Once the cap has been prepared, a dentist will use a permanent dental glue or cement to place it over the tooth.
Dentures & partials
If, like many people, you have multiple missing teeth or if you would like to replace all of your natural teeth, then you should consider dentures. Dentures are commonly used to fill a mouth with beautiful pearly whites. There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures will replace all of your upper and/or lower teeth. Partials replace some of your teeth while leaving some natural teeth in place.
If you have more than one tooth that you would like to replace permanently, a dental bridge may be a good option for you. With a dental bridge, one or more adjacent false teeth are held in place by two crowns on either side of them. The crowns are cemented to the teeth that surround the missing teeth. Dental bridges are a great way to restore your smile, and they can last many years when properly cared for.
What Is The Difference Between Partials And Bridges?
Partial dentures are removable, while bridges are cemented into the mouth. Bridges are best used to replace adjacent teeth. Partials, on the other hand, can be made to replace teeth that are not next to each other.
Perhaps you need to replace one or more teeth, but you would like a more permanent and natural-looking option than dentures or the other restorative options listed above. In this case, you should consider dental implants. These are artificial teeth that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Dental implants can give you new teeth that have the appearance and feel of natural teeth.
Contact Mona Gokani, DDS
At the office of Dr. Mona Gokani, we have been helping our patients smile since 1992. Give us a call today and make an appointment to receive the best restorative dentistry in Pleasanton. You can reach us at (925) 462-1464.