At Fallbrook Dentist, we always strive to be as conservative as possible with treatment. Still, even with diligent oral hygiene and routine exams, damage or decay can occur. When this happens, we offer dental restorations to help give you back a beautiful and healthy smile that functions well. Below, we will look at some of the most common restorations performed in our Fallbrook, CA office.
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration because they are used for several different reasons. Sometimes referred to as caps, dental crowns can be used over large fillings, to cover cracks and chips, or after root canal therapy to prevent future damage. Dental crowns can also be used with dental implants to replace missing teeth in your smile.
Benefits of dental crowns:
- Strong and durable
- Protects teeth
If you have a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row, dental bridges can fill in the gap in your smile. Bridges are held in place by dental crowns placed over teeth on adjacent sides of the gap. In the middle are the artificial teeth that fully restore the smile.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth within an arch, dentures may be the best solution. With strong, natural-looking materials, we can create dentures that give you back the ability to smile with confidence. Having dentures placed requires several appointments at our Fallbrook, CA office.
Benefits of dentures:
- Restore the ability to speak, eat, and smile
- Implant-supported dentures can last a lifetime
Inlays / onlays
When teeth are impacted by trauma or decay that is too big for a traditional filling, but not big enough for a complete crown, we will recommend inlays or onlays. These restorations are more conservative than dental crowns, which preserves more of the healthy tooth structure.
Root canal therapy
If you are suffering from a severe toothache or increased sensitivity to hot and cold, you could have an infection deep within the tooth. When this occurs, root canal therapy is performed to remove the damaged tissue and prevent extraction. Root canals are completed with a dental crown to prevent future infection or damage.
If you would like to schedule a consultation for restorative dental services at Fallbrook Dentist, call us today at (760) 284-8477.