Leaving empty spaces in your mouth where a tooth used to be or not getting a cavity filled can result in more extensive dental problems in the future. Dental restorations from Polina Tsouzman, DDS, and the team at Valle Smiles in Fairfield, California, restore your oral health, improve your smile, and make it possible to eat and talk normally. Schedule an appointment online or call the practice for a consultation today.
Dental restorations cover a wide range of procedures that replace missing teeth or repair damaged teeth. The goal of dental restorations is to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, or to restore your mouth to its natural functioning with replacement teeth as needed.
Sometimes called prosthodontic dentistry, restorations include simple fillings for cavities or filling cracks or chipped teeth with composite bonding, as well as advanced tooth replacement procedures such as dental implants for artificial root replacement and crowns to replace missing teeth.
Depending on the severity of the dental problem you have, your Valle Smiles dentist performs one of two types of dental restorations — direct restorations or indirect restorations. Some restorations are completed in a single office visit, while others require multiple visits.
If you visit the office to have a cavity treated, the filling can restore the tooth in a single visit. Your dentist chooses the type of filling and prepares the tooth, and you leave the office the same day with a fully functioning and restored tooth.
An indirect dental restoration involves personalized tooth replacements such as crowns, bridges, or implants. Indirect restorations require more than one office visit because the replacement tooth is created in a laboratory, customized to your mouth.
Your dentist completes an oral exam to inspect your teeth, jaw, and soft tissues to determine which types of dental restorations are needed. Imaging such as X-rays is taken when necessary.
Valle Smiles restores your smile with a variety of dental restorations, including:
The experienced and highly skilled team of dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, and periodontists can restore your mouth by replacing missing teeth, treating tooth decay, and helping you eat and talk more naturally through dental restorations.
To find out how dental restorations can restore your smile, schedule an appointment by calling Valle Smiles or by using the online tool.