15May

Toluca Lake Dentist Provides Overview Of Treatments That We Use To Repair And Restore Smiles

by Dr. McKay

Dental damage affects patients of all ages; it is an equal opportunity nuisance. You may sustain damage due to a sneaky dental infection growing out of control. Or your tooth may be fractured in an accident or sport’s mishap. No matter what the backstory, the result is the same: a tooth that is compromised, and, consequently, unstable.

The goal of restorative dental treatment is to repair the tooth so that it looks great and functions optimally again. Restorative dentistry also aims to treat the smile so that the patient does not develop any secondary infections or damage after dental trauma.

Our Toluca Lake dentists have years of experience repairing unhealthy teeth, using:

Dental resin: using a process called dental bonding, our team can apply custom-shaded resin to the patient’s tooth, and then cure the resin so that it hardens. Once the resin has bonded to the tooth it stays in place permanently, and looks just like natural enamel. The entire bonding treatment process can generally be completed in one appointment.

Porcelain restorations: dental crowns are individually crafted restorations that are designed to rebuild diminished teeth. In our office, we use CEREC technology to design, craft, and place your crown in one day. You don’t have to wait for your crown to be completed in an off-site lab, and you don’t have to bother with a temporary crown between appointments.

Dental implants: when it comes to replacing whole teeth, dental implants are the gold standard in dentistry today. These stand-alone replacement teeth actually have “roots” made of titanium screws, so they are permanently embedded in the patient’s smile. The dental implant is as close to growing a new natural tooth as you can get!

There is absolutely no reason to continue living with a damaged smile. Prompt treatment is not only aesthetically beneficial, it’s also good for your oral health. Contact our Toluca Lake dentists to schedule your persona consultation.