Don’t Settle For A Severely Damaged Smile; Our Toluca Lake Dentists Can Help

by Dr. McKay | Date Published: 2017-04-11

Too many people are living with unhealthy and damaged smiles because they incorrectly believe that nothing can be done to help them. Our Toluca Lake dentists are here to tell you that no smile is beyond help; our team uses state-of-the-art treatments to restore and rebuild even the most damaged smiles. Keep reading to learn more about the specific treatments we utilize to treat serious dental damage.

Let’s start by talking about teeth that are severely infected. When a tooth has a cavity that has moved through the enamel and dentin down to the dental pulp, our dental team will perform root canal therapy in order to save the remaining healthy tooth structure. Without root canal therapy teeth that are this severely damaged need to be pulled, or they fall out on their own over time (and in the interim cause more infection). Root canal allows our team to remove damaged material and then rebuild the tooth with a customized restoration.

If you’re dealing with fractured and cracked teeth our team will tailor your treatment to fit the extent of structural damage you’re experiencing. For example, some dental cracks and chips can be corrected with dental bonding—applying composite resin to the damaged tooth. In more severe cases we may shape and refine the damaged tooth, and then craft a larger restoration to rebuild the tooth surface. No matter what type of restorative treatment is ultimately right for you our dentist will personalize shape, shade, and size of restorative material to fit your smile.

Tooth loss is the most destabilizing oral health problem for adult dental patients. It is crucial that patients suffering from tooth loss seek timely and effective treatment. Our team uses stand-alone dental implants to replace missing teeth; dental implants have small titanium roots that extent in the patient’s jawbone, so these teeth are permanent. We also fit patients with personalized bridges and dentures. Thanks to advances in tooth replacement technology we can now also permanently anchor bridges and dentures in the patient’s jawbone using strategically placed implant roots.

As you can see, our dental team offers a wide variety of restorative treatments so that we meet all of your dental needs in one convenient location. Don’t give up on your smile; give our Toluca Lake dentists a call to get started!