Restorative dentistry is the general repair of damaged teeth. Restorative dentistry can completely restore your smile from damage caused by tooth decay and other conditions. At Torrey Hills Family Dentistry, we perform restorative dentistry treatments like dental crowns, fillings, bridges, and implants. These procedures can relieve pain, improve appearance, restore proper biting, chewing, speaking, and digestion functions, and even prevent further damage.
Performed correctly and by a skilled professional, restorations can last for years or even a lifetime with proper care. Work with our dentist to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment for your needs. Many restorative dental treatments are performed to improve the health and appearance of the patient’s teeth and smile.
Common Restorative Dental Services
- Composite Fillings
These tooth-colored restorations are a good option for repairing minor to moderate damage with a natural look. They can fill in chips or cracks in your teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even repair broken or decayed teeth.
Dentures may be a good option if you’ve experienced tooth loss due to decay or trauma. Not only can they restore your smile, but they can help maintain the proper alignment of your jaw and prevent facial sagging. For patients missing a few teeth in a row, partial dentures may be an excellent solution to consider as well. Our dentist can discuss the best option for your case based on your needs.
- Dental Crowns
Dental crowns may be recommended to protect a weak or broken tooth from further damage and restore it to its proper size, shape, and strength. The crown fits over the remaining natural portion of the tooth to protect it from damage and prevent it from shifting out of position.
- Root Canal Therapy
This procedure is used when the nerve tissue inside the tooth has become infected due to decay, advanced gum disease, or an injury affecting the tooth’s root. It involves removing the diseased pulp tissues and cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth to remove the infection. It is then filled with a particular material to prevent reinfection.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
- Improved Function
Eating certain foods may be painful if your teeth are chipped or damaged. Restorative dentistry can restore the structural integrity of your teeth so you can eat, speak, and chew confidently.
A bright smile makes you look younger and more vibrant. If you have teeth that are discolored or yellowed, then a whitening treatment can improve the appearance of your smile.
Even if your smile is healthy, you may still benefit from restorative dentistry treatments. These treatments are designed to improve the appearance of your mouth and teeth. For more information, visit Torrey Hills Family Dentistry at 4765 Carmel Mountain Rd Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92130, or call (858) 481-0080 to learn more.