Restoring Damaged Smiles in Pleasanton
If you have chipped, cracked, broken or missing teeth, we offer solutions to fit your needs and budget. As the name suggests, restorative dentistry is about restoring your smile to full health so you can eat and smile with confidence. Our restorative procedures include:
Restorative Dental Crowns & Fixed Dental Bridges
A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular. The traditional fixed dental bridge is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. The bridge consists of two crowns that cover two anchoring adjacent teeth and are attached to a pontic (artificial tooth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years.
Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. Implants look and feel like healthy natural teeth. Unlike dental crowns and bridges, dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent, natural, healthy teeth in most cases. Depending on your dental treatment plan, the implant restoration steps may begin immediately, or your dental implant may be completely covered by your gums for a healing period. Once you new dental implant is fully healed, we’ll create a crown and a metal post or “abutment” that connects the crown to the implant. Due to the variety of treatment options and expanding dental insurance coverage in this area, dental implants are a more realistic option than ever before.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
As a less costly alternative to dental implants, we use complete and partial dentures. We use complete dentures when all of the teeth are missing, and partial dentures when some of the natural teeth are missing. Partial dentures can fill spaces created by missing teeth and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
Making Dentistry More Comfortable
Some people are so fearful or anxious about seeing a dentist that they delay getting needed dental care. That's where Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) in dentistry can really help. Using nitrous oxide, our dentists can remove your fear and anxiety and give you the painless dental care you need to keep your smile whole and healthy.
In addition to being the perfect solution for people who are afraid of the dentist, nitrous oxide allows Dr. Gokani and Dr. Tadros to perform more complex procedures and multiple procedures during one very comfortable visit.
Get high-quality restorative dental care in Pleasanton you can trust. Call us at (925) 462-1464. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form to reserve your initial consultation. In case of emergency, we offer same day appointments.