Dental Restorations - Fillings, Crown Bridges
No matter if the damage is caused by age, trauma, decay, or infections, patients with missing or damaged teeth can now fully restore their oral functions and smiles with restorative dentistry procedures. Restorative dentistry is essential not only for your oral health but also for your general wellbeing.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry comprises dental procedures that fully restore or replace missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns (caps), bridges, and implants are all restorative dentistry procedures. The main goal of restorative dentistry is to achieve a healthy, natural-looking smile while simultaneously safeguarding your dental health.
Some of the common restorative dentistry procedures in Downey Dental Solutions include:
Dental Fillings - The most typical technique dentists use to treat cavities is removing the decay and filling the tooth with different filling materials. Gold, porcelain, silver, amalgam (a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, zinc, and copper), tooth-coloured plastic, and composite resin are all examples of filling materials.
Dental Crowns - A crown is a tooth-shaped cap cemented over the visible portion of a damaged tooth. It is used to reinforce and protect the structure of damaged teeth. The dentist prepares the tooth and takes impressions and then sends the specifications to a dental lab that fabricates the crown.
Dental Bridges - When one or several teeth are missing, a dental bridge can fill in the gap. A bridge consists of anchor crowns on either end and a prosthetic tooth or teeth that link the crowns and fill the space between them. A bridge can help you retain your other teeth. Once in place, the bridge functions just like your natural teeth.