A complete set of teeth will certainly help you look your best and smile with confidence. But beyond that, a full smile can help you chew your food and speak clearly, and it can prevent your teeth from drifting out of their proper positions and causing dental damage. And finally, your gums can also be the perfect place for bacteria to accumulate. To keep your smile looking, feeling and functioning its best, our dentists can use restorative dentistry in Los Angeles, to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. You can learn more about our treatments in the pages below, and be sure to ask our Dentist about our free denture consultations.
Composite Dental Fillings
We are pleased to offer high-quality restorative dentistry at our practice. Restorative dentistry is a specific branch of dentistry that is focused on restoring the health and function of your smile following tooth damage, tooth decay or tooth loss. We offer a number of restorative dental options to meet your individual dental needs. Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth, we are here to provide you with the restorative dentistry solutions you need. We also offer options for restoring significantly decayed or damaged teeth.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Dental restoration is an extensive subject that comprises a plethora of procedures that we perform at Ghotanian Dental. Every procedure is tailored to a specific purpose, but their shared goal is to enhance the health and visual appeal of your teeth, gums, and jaw through the most effective and least intrusive technique.
Fillings, for instance, are composite substances that are directly placed into the tooth's prepared cavity. Such a procedure is undertaken only when it is uncomplicated to remove the affected tooth portion while the remaining tooth structure remains unaffected.
Sealants, on the other hand, are white filling materials that come in different forms and are used to fill the grooves of the back teeth that are susceptible to decay. They are often employed as a preventive measure for children aged 6 to 18 years.
Porcelain inlays, akin to fillings, are employed in various scenarios, but their durability is approximately two to three times longer than composite fillings. This is attributed to their composition, a ceramic material that is bonded onto the tooth. Inlays are an excellent choice for people looking for a high-quality alternative to composite fillings.
Ceramic onlays are also an option if the tooth is fractured or severely decayed. An onlay can cover the entire biting surface of the tooth or part of it. As opposed to a crown, it is less invasive and does not require the removal of the sides of the tooth.
Crowns or caps, which cover the entire exposed part of the tooth, are typically employed when only a limited portion of the tooth structure is viable for restoration.
Veneers, on the other hand, are porcelain shells that cover the front portion of the teeth. Their primary objective is cosmetic, enhancing the length, color, and/or shape of the tooth. The process is minimally invasive, and there is minimal preparation involved, making veneers an excellent choice for cosmetic dental makeovers. Lumineers are a more recent and straightforward option.
Bridges are another option that is employed to replace missing teeth in cases where strong anchor teeth exist on both sides of the gap. The available options include fiber-reinforced ceramics, zirconium-based ceramics, and porcelain-and-metal bridges.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The jawbone typically grows around the implant after several months, allowing for additional restoration procedures such as crowns.
Removable partial dentures are a suitable alternative when insufficient teeth remain to support a fixed bridge, or when the patient is not an ideal candidate for dental implants. Partial dentures can be either metal or acrylic-based.
Finally, if no teeth remain and implants are not an option, a complete set of dentures can be used. In today's dental and periodontal world, this is regarded as a last resort.
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While we specialize in providing dentures, dental implants and oral surgery, we also provide other dental services in our area. From cleanings and exams to oral health screenings, you can count on our team to meet your oral health needs.
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