Dental restorations are various methods our dentist replaces or restores your teeth and the missing parts of their structure. Over time, you may fall prey to problems such as cracked teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, tooth decay, infections, and others. Dental restorations address all these problems, thereby ensuring that your dental health is in place.
What are the Types of Dental Restorations?
They are the most popular type of dental restoration used to fill a cavity in your teeth. A dental filling may be of any type – gold, amalgam, silver, glass materials, tooth-colored plastic, or composite. Composite fillings are highly preferred to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations we bond over your teeth to restore their shape, size, appearance, strength or hold a bridge in place. Dental crowns are also used after the procedure of dental implant. It may take multiple sittings to complete. But the advancement in technology has made it possible to accomplish the procedure in one day only. After the procedure, you are expected to take care of your crowns just like your natural teeth.
If you have lost your teeth from their very root, we will use dental implants as a restorative treatment option. They are anchoring posts made using titanium or a mixture of titanium. They are a permanent solution to missing teeth, followed by the application of dental crowns.
As the name suggests, bridges are false teeth that bridge the gap between your teeth. They are anchored on either side by a dental crown, after which we cement them permanently in place. They are made using several materials such as gold, alloys, porcelain, or even combinations.
Dentures are a sought-after restorative option to replace a few or all of your missing teeth as well as surrounding tissues. You may lose your teeth because of events like injury, tooth decay, and gum disease. Dentures are made using resin and are of two types – partial and complete.
While partial dentures are used to replace only a few missing teeth, complete dentures are used to replace all the missing teeth from your jaw. Dentures require proper care to maintain them in the future. Brush them regularly using a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you are wearing removable dentures, you can remove them at night. But make sure to soak them in water.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.