Dental trouble often comes in stages. For teeth, tooth decay is a minor disaster. Perhaps the easiest of cures, fillings restore cavities for a very extended period, if not a lifetime. Put off or fail to recognize a cavity, and you head up the stages to other sorts of dentistry problems and the cures that restore them. Our Stockton dentists are prepared to assist you with all sorts of restoration, from filling cavities to crafting brand new teeth with dental implants. Consider these restoration therapies for your own dental needs:
A cavity is made when the enamel is breached by decay. A filling treatment removes the decay and fixes the tooth.
Crowns or “caps” go over a tooth that is so compromised that a filling, inlay or onlay will not repair the decay. Crowns come in a variety of natural-looking materials.
If one or many teeth are missing a bridge repairs the gap by using teeth on either side of the missing one. Dental implants may be used, however, to attach a bridge repairing multiple teeth.
Many restorations are made more secure and helpful to your oral health with dental implants. Dental implants are the restorative gold standard for a number of serious reasons. Whenever possible, dental implants are used by our Stockton dentists to restore missing teeth. Read more about why in this section.
These are not your elderly relative’s false teeth. Dentures have far more options due to modern dental technology, including attachment with dental implants. With implants, you don’t rely on glues or springs — the dentures “snap in” or “snap on”. Some dentures are even placed permanently with dental implants. The options are many, so visit and learn more about it here.
When a tooth is damaged on the inside, either due to trauma, infection or both, endodontic therapies are necessary. From root canal therapies to crack repair, the purpose of endodontics is keeping your original tooth, perhaps even for a lifetime. Since the best tooth is truly the original, saving a tooth via endodontics is almost always your first course of action.
In some cases, no solitary restoration treatment is enough to restore the problems with your teeth. In this case, a full mouth restoration is required, using a selection of the treatments discussed above.
For more information about how our Stockton dentists perform each of these therapies, and why they may be necessary, visit this section of the practice website.