Dental restoration is an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of ways your dentist can replace or repair broken or damaged teeth. Call today if you are looking for more information on dental restoration in Huntington Beach.
The most common type of dental restoration is a filling. Tooth decay in the form of a cavity is often treated by filling the decayed recess with gold, silver, plastic or composite resin.
Crowns are another common type of dental restoration. A dental crown is often used to restore a damaged tooth. Crown is just another word for a tooth-colored porcelain cap that is designed to match your existing teeth seamlessly. In order to make this crown, your Huntington Beach dentist will take a mold of your mouth to ensure that the cap fits into the overall shape of your teeth and maintains proper alignment with adjacent teeth. The coloring of the crown will also be custom crafted to match your other teeth so that it blends harmoniously with your natural smile.
Another indispensable tool in dental restoration is a bridge. A bridge is needed when you have one or more missing teeth. The name comes from the idea that the implant will “bridge” the gap left by the missing tooth.
Dental Implants are another type of dental restoration. An implant replaces a damaged root so that a new tooth or a crown can be placed over it. The main structure of the implant is called a post. This post is generally made of metal or a composite. It is implanted into the bone of the jaw. Once the bone heals around the post it is ready to receive a crown on top.
Dentures are one of the oldest and most traditional forms of dental restoration. They are removable prostheses that replace lost teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all existing teeth. Partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth if there are enough healthy teeth remaining.
Our Huntington Beach dentists can help you with dental restoration if you are experiencing any of the following:
If you want to find out why more patients are coming to us for dental restoration in Huntington Beach, please call today!