Nothing can replace your natural, permanent teeth, but dental restorations provide the next best thing. If you chip, crack, or otherwise damage a tooth, dental restorations can prevent further issues and make chewing, speaking, and biting much easier. Expert dentist Kaveh Karimi, DDS, and the team at Golden Valley Smiles in Fresno and Clovis, California, regularly use dental restorations to correct damage to their patients’ teeth. To request a dental restoration consultation today, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool.
Dental restoration is an umbrella term used to describe various ways your dentist can replace or restore missing teeth or damaged parts of a tooth’s structure. Some of the most common dental restorations are crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Restorations are both effective and versatile. You might benefit from a dental restoration if you crack, chip, or lose a permanent tooth. The team at Golden Valley Smiles also uses dental restorations to address fractured teeth, deep decay, and general deterioration.
At Golden Valley Smiles, the team offers several types of dental restorations, including:
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering designed to strengthen and repair cracked, chipped, or decaying teeth. Once placed, a crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. Crowns restore your chewing and biting abilities and prevent further damage.
A dental bridge is a type of restoration used to fill a gap or space in your smile. If you’re missing one or multiple permanent teeth, your Golden Valley Smiles provider might recommend a dental bridge to prevent problems such as gum recession or bone deterioration.
Dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots. Your dentist surgically places them into the sockets of your missing teeth. Following surgery, your bone grows around the implant, fusing them to your jaw. If you hate wearing dentures and want a more permanent solution, dental implants are worth considering.
If you develop a small cavity or chip your tooth biting down on a hard piece of candy, your Golden Valley Smiles provider might recommend a filling. Your dentist applies a filling to a damaged or decaying portion of tooth enamel. There are several types of dental fillings, including metal, porcelain, composite resin, and amalgam.
The type of dental restoration you’ll most benefit from depends on several factors. Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team at Golden Valley Smiles can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual budget and needs.
If you crack or damage a tooth while playing sports, you might benefit from a dental crown or filling. If you’re missing one or multiple permanent teeth, your dentist might recommend a bridge or dental implants.
To learn more about the different types of dental restorations, make an appointment at Golden Valley Smiles today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.