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 shifting dentures, or need to replace missing teeth, we can offer the ultimate tooth replacement option: dental implants. Implants anchor into the jawbone, just like your natural teeth. Thanks to something we call osseointegration, the bone actually grows into the implant itself. Implants aren’t right for everyone. You need sufficient bone in your jaw to support them and a willingness to take good care of yourself during treatment. But the benefits can be life changing: being able to chew again, or speak clearly, or smile with confidence.
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.
Today’s dentures are not your father’s dentures. Instead of one-size-fits-all dentures of the past, we make each denture fit each patient. Tooth coloration is much more sophisticated, giving dentures a very natural look. And unlike “glassy” old dentures, new dentures have surface texture that allows patients to chew more easily, and speak more clearly. If you or someone you know is suffering with ill-fitting or discolored dentures, it’s time to experience the incredible difference our new dentures can make!
Life today is fast-paced and often stressful—stress that can cause a variety of health problems. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder which can be caused by stress. TMJ symptoms can take the form of everything from migraines and earaches to neck and shoulder pain. 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. Please let Drs. Dao, Lim, or Soleimani know if you’re experiencing any TMJ symptoms.