Dental Restorations in Aliso Viejo
It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
Reasons for restorative dentistry:
- Enhance your smile.
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
- Improve or correct an improper bite.
- Prevent the loss of a tooth.
- Relieve dental pain.
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
- Restore normal eating and chewing.
Popular dental restoration techniques
Dental bonding uses a natural-looking, tooth-colored putty to repair small cavities, mask discoloration, and strengthen cracked or broken teeth. The bonding is applied once the tooth has been cleaned, then sculpted to achieve the desired shape. Finally, the bonding is cured with U.V. or laser light and smoothed and polished for a natural appearance.
A filling is a putty-esque material that plugs and seals holes due to decay. These can be made of amalgam, gold, resin, or
porcelain. The dentist numbs, cleans, and removes any decayed tissue prior to applying the filling into the cavity. After placement, the filling is shaped, smoothed, and hardened.
Dental inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are indirect restorative procedures used to fix teeth damaged by decay. Metal, composite resin or porcelain are traditionally used. An inlay fills a cavity in the middle of the tooth, while an onlay not only fills the cavity, but also covers the chewing surface and sometimes the sides of the tooth. An onlay is used when the outer structure of a tooth needs to be stabilized.
are an ideal way to restore severely damaged teeth, encasing the entire outer portion. Similar to inlays and onlays, these indirect restorations are created in a lab and protect your teeth from further harm and infection.
Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today!
Our dentists will select the least intrusive or most resilient option for your tooth restoration. Reach out to our dental care professionals today to discover which restoration is best for you.