Restorative dentistry procedures are performed to reinstate the structure, appearance, and function of missing tooth structures. The chief aim of these treatments is to reinstate the oral cavity's damaged soft and hard tissues to their original healthy conditions. At Tod Anderson DDS, in Los Gatos, California, we provide quality restorative services to help our patients regain their smile aesthetics and mouth functions.
Why Is Restorative Dentistry Important?
Missing or decaying teeth can severely affect your facial appearance, oral health, and self-confidence. It is vital to replace deteriorating and impaired teeth to help prevent plaque accumulation and maintain a good oral care regime. The gaps in the mouth should be filled up promptly with appropriate replacements to keep the teeth well aligned. If this is not done, more chewing pressure will be exerted on remaining natural teeth as there won't be sufficient surface area for chewing.
Restorations are of two types, either direct or indirect devices. Direct restorations will repair the inside of the mouth, while indirect devices are fabricated outside the mouth and then secured to the tooth structure. The suitable restoration for a patient is chosen based on the problem that has to be resolved.
Restorative Services at Tod Anderson DDS
At our office, we provide a wide array of restorative procedures, including:
Dental fillings can be used to fill cavities and/or replace rotten portions of your teeth afflicted with decay. With the appropriate filling material, you can expect them to last several years and give back the appearance and functions of an intact tooth.
A crown placed over a decayed, impaired, or cracked tooth will restore its original shape, size, and strength.
This restoration will reinstate one or more lost teeth. An artificial tooth will occupy the missing tooth's space with crowns on the neighboring teeth to hold the bridge in position.
An implant comprises a metal screw that serves as the tooth's root. It is surgically placed in the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. After a few months of healing, a tooth-like restoration is attached to the implant.
Composite bonding can be used to correct chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. The process involves chemically bonding composite material to your existing natural tooth.
Dentures are devices that can replace all or a few of your missing teeth. They can restore your smile, prevent speaking difficulties, and make chewing more comfortable.
When a tooth becomes severely infected, you might need to undergo a root canal procedure. The process helps to eliminate the tooth's infection and bring back its previous function and appearance.
If you want to know more about our restorative dentistry treatments, visit Tod Anderson DDS at 14475 S Bascom Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032, or call us at (408) 540-7813 and schedule an appointment.