Dental disaster often strikes in increments. For teeth, a cavity is a minor disaster. Usually the commonest of dental fixes, fillings restore cavities for a very long period, if not a lifetime. Put off or miss a cavity, and you head up the increments to other types of dental health difficulties and the dental fixes that restore them. Our Placerville dentists are prepared to help you with all stages of restoration, from repairing tooth decay to crafting brand new teeth with dental implants. Consider these restoration treatments for your own dental needs:
A cavity occurs when the tooth enamel is breached by decay. A filling treatment eliminates the decay and restores the tooth.
Crowns or “caps” save a tooth that is so compromised that a filling, inlay or onlay cannot repair the situation. Crowns come in a variety of attractive materials.
If one or more teeth are missing, a dental bridge fixes the gap by using teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Dental implants may be used, however, to anchor a bridge restoring many teeth.
Many restorations are made more secure and helpful to your oral health with implants. Dental implants are the restorative gold standard for a number of distinct reasons. If possible, implants are used by our Placerville dentists to substitute for missing teeth. Read more about why in this section.
These are not your grandfather’s false teeth. Dentures have many more options at this moment, including placement with implants, so the dentures “snap in” or “snap on”. The options are many, so consider more about it here.
When a tooth is damaged on the inside, either due to accidental trauma, bacterial infection or both, endodontic treatments are necessary. From root canal treatments to crack repair, the goal of endodontics is preserving your original tooth, perhaps even for a lifetime.
In some cases, no one restoration treatment is enough to restore the problems with your teeth. In this case, a full mouth restoration is needed, using a variety of the techniques discussed above.
For more information about how our Placerville dentists perform each of these treatments, and why they may be necessary, consider this part of our website.