When a tooth is lost, the entire balance of a mouth is compromised. Restorative dentistry is the art of bringing mouths back into balance and function. There are many tools that help us bring back your dental health and your smile:
- Tooth-colored fillings or composite fillings used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings in back molar areas when decay is detected. They’re virtually invisible—and keep teeth strong.
- Bridges: partnered with crowns to remove gaps left by missing teeth.
- Partial Dentures: replace missing teeth and rely on remaining teeth for support.
- Full Dentures: can provide a full complement of teeth and contribute to a youthful profile as well.
- Implants: the newest remedy to replace one or more missing teeth or support an overdenture. Helps prevent bone loss. As secure as a natural rooted tooth.
If you have a mouth full of old crowns, think about replacing them with metal-free restorations. Thanks to our CEREC milling unit, we can replace worn or ill-fitting (or simply unattractive) crowns with beautiful all ceramic restorations. They can be color-matched to your natural teeth to blend in beautifully with your smile. These CEREC crowns are milled using CAD-CAM technology so the fit is extremely precise.
If you wear dentures, it may be time for a change. First, because as you get older, your mouth changes shape. The dentures that were fine for years no longer fit well, giving your face a worn, tired look. New dentures could actually make you look years younger. Second, dentures are improving all the time. New advances mean a more perfect fit and a beautiful, more natural look. You owe it to yourself to find out what the dramatic difference in what today’s dentures can do for you!
Millions of people suffer from TMJ and don’t realize that the dentist is the one person who can help relieve their pain. Most often, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder takes the form of head, neck and backaches. But other symptoms include earaches, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, click and popping when you chew. Teeth clenching, a stress-related habit, increases pressure on the jaw, resulting in pain or even locking up the jaw in severe cases. Fortunately, when diagnosed, TMJ can be treated. Now treatment is available for those suffering from TMJ. Call us for help in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders at 650-968-9186.