We can bring back the health and beauty of teeth and gums marred by decay, disease, and trauma
Today’s dental professionals, like our own six talented dentists at Los Alamitos Dental Care, can build replacement tissues that are indistinguishable in appearance and durability from intact, natural teeth and gums. Our patients from across southern California can benefit from modern dental materials, techniques, technologies, and products. Together, these characteristics add to safer, longer-lasting, better-looking “smile renewal,” which is also a great value!
Myriad options for one-of-a-kind smiles
Now restorative dentistry includes the use of dental restorations. Metals, ceramics, resins, or a blend of metals and porcelain may be shaped and designed to replace deteriorated or lost tooth structure. These materials may also be perfectly color-matched and otherwise designed to rebuild an entire tooth. Tooth replacement is necessary among those individuals whose damaged teeth are not good candidates for root canal therapy or other endodontic procedures. Plus, while rare, endodontic treatment can fail. A treated tooth may never heal correctly. This situation calls for dental bridges or partial or complete dentures.
Our team in Los Alamitos, California, also offers tooth replacement that uses dental implants. The implant is designed to function like a tooth root. It is positioned expertly in the jawbone. Once it heals or connects to the bone, the implant can then “root” or stabilize a crown, bridge, or denture (“overdenture”).
Every effort is made to preserve as much of the natural tooth and natural tissues in general as possible. So, we try to detect fractures, enamel erosion, cavities, and other forms of damage early. That way, more conservative procedures can be successfully performed to preserve the natural teeth. Options for dental restoration include:
- Dental fillings for cavities or holes in the teeth
- Dental inlays for larger cavities
- Dental onlays or partial crowns
- Full crowns
- Root canal therapy (followed by a dental crown)
Even some “cosmetic” procedures, such as porcelain veneers, can strengthen teeth weakened by enamel erosion. Additionally, modern practitioners may restore other tissues, such as the gums, by using regenerative techniques like the conservative pinhole surgical technique.
Sink your strong and happy teeth into a world of options for preventative, cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry at Los Alamitos Dental Care. Call (562) 539-0011 today with questions or to schedule your appointment.