Restorative Dental Care in La Crescenta, CA
We provide a wide range of oral health care services to patients, from routine checkups to fitting braces
At Shabani Dental, we offer restorative care for the teeth so that you can have a natural-looking smile again. There are several issues that can damage your teeth, and in some cases, you can lose one or more teeth to decay or trauma. However, with modern dentistry it is possible to fix your smile. Visit us to learn more about these dental restorations.
Customized Dental Crowns
When a tooth is damaged severely, it will need a customized dental crown. In the past, you may have needed to wait for several days to have one of these placed on a tooth, but today we can make a crown right away. A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to cover all of its sides. In some cases, our dentist will need to prepare the natural tooth by performing a root canal to remove the nerves, pulp and blood vessels from the inside of the tooth.
If the surface of a tooth is damaged by a cavity, then our dentist can order an onlay. This is a dental restoration that matches the color of your teeth, and it is less expensive than a crown. An onlay also won’t require the removal of the tooth’s interior structures.
When the cusps or the fissures of a tooth are decayed, our dentist can design an inlay that will restore these items on the surface of the tooth. This will create an attractive tooth while also providing a sturdy biting surface while you chew food.
If you have a tooth toward the front of your mouth that is too short or an odd shape, then a veneer can make it look normal again. Veneers are thin restorations that are attached to the front of the tooth to correct its shape, size or color.
When you have missing teeth from an accident or decay, having gaps in your smile is embarrassing. Fortunately, with computer software, it is easy for a dental laboratory technician to make a bridge that will hold a crown in place between other teeth. Some dental bridges are made to hold multiple crowns in place, and you will care for the dental crowns in the same way as your natural teeth.
When you have a cavity, it is better to get a filling right away before there is additional decay in the tooth. We prefer using color-matching composite resins in your teeth so that you will continue to have a perfect smile.
If you have lost numerous teeth already, then our dentist can collect molds of your upper and lower gum ridges to order dentures. The dentures are made from plastic resin that provides a strong support in your mouth. The lower and upper dentures are made to hold a full-set of dental crowns. Our dentist will select a dental enamel color that will look great with your skin tone. You must learn how to insert and remove the dentures correctly to keep the restorations sanitized to prevent gingivitis or halitosis.
When you aren’t happy about wearing dentures or a dental bridge, consider a dental implant procedure to replace your missing teeth. This is the newest type of dental restoration, but it does require having strong alveolar bones. However, our dentist can prescribe medication to improve the condition of your mouth’s bones in only a few months. You will need surgery to insert the metal post that will hold a dental crown in place.