Restoring Dental Health in Whittier, CA
While routine dental care can help reduce dental decay and improve oral health, accidents, disease, and infections still happen. Our compassionate team at Advanced Dental Care is dedicated to helping correct problems and encourage long-lasting oral health with comprehensive dentistry and top-quality restorations.
From replacing missing teeth to repairing structural damage, our restorative treatments offer tailored services for the whole family. Visit our Whittier dental practice today to achieve the healthy, beautiful, and functional smile you deserve. Call now!
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Discover How Restorative Dentistry Can Renew Your Smile
Restorative dentistry is focused on diagnosing, treating, and managing the health and function of your teeth and gums. Our services also include cosmetic results to ensure the aesthetics of your smile are restored. We provide the following treatment options:
How Will I Know If I Need Restorative Dentistry?
There are many reasons why you might need restorative care. Sports injuries or other accidents can result in chips, cracks, fractures, or even tooth loss. Even if you think the problem is small, it’s always a good idea to have damage repaired before it has the chance to evolve into a more significant issue.
When you take care of small problems, you will save both time and money. A small filling is a lot less expensive than a root canal that requires a full crown restoration. Replacing lost teeth can stop adjacent teeth from moving into the gap, allow for effective chewing, and strengthen jawbone density and facial characteristics. Take the time to take care of your smile, and you will be glad you did.
Dental Fillings, Inlays & Onlays
Fillings, inlays, and onlays are restorations used to repair teeth that are not damaged enough to need a crown. These treatments can help save the original tooth structure and are the least invasive options. To effectively treat cavities and decay, our team will remove a small portion of the tooth and then "fill" it with an amalgam or composite material in the area. Fillings, inlays, and onlays can also be used for repairing small cracks or worn-down areas of dentition. In most cases, these treatments are the preferred choice to correct issues before a full crown is needed.
Restoring Teeth After Trauma, Decay, or Infection with Crowns
Crowns may be necessary to restore teeth that have become less structurally sound over time. Crowns are life-like prosthetics used to enclose the top portion of the tooth, improving its appearance and protecting the interior.
Crowns are very versatile, meaning they can be used alone or in combination with various treatments, like dental implants and root canal therapy. Crowns are usually made of porcelain to ensure long-lasting protection and natural aesthetics.
At Advanced Dental Care, your custom crown will match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. If you brush and floss daily and come in for a professional cleaning and exam twice a year, your restoration can last for many years.
Root Canals & Pulpotomies
A root canal is designed to eliminate the decay that has built up within your tooth and preserve your original dental structure. Root canal therapy serves to remove the infected pulp and replace it with a composite resin, effectively restoring the tooth. A root canal starts by creating an access point in the tooth’s crown, which allows access to the infected area. The diseased pulp is then removed from the tooth, and the roots cleaned. Then the roots are filled with a bacteria-fighting material, and we finish the treatment by placing either a filling or crown.
A pulpotomy (sometimes called a baby root canal) focuses solely on removing infected tissue in the pulp chamber, not the roots. It’s actually the first phase of a complete root canal but is less invasive since it does not continue into the roots. More often, we use this procedure on children with extensive caries but no evidence of root damage.
What If I’ve Lost a Tooth or Have Missing Teeth?
Every tooth in your smile is essential, helping you to chew, grind food, and express yourself. Your teeth also play a primary role in maintaining your facial structure and appearance. Not replacing even a single tooth can cause negative impacts to your dental and overall health. Some examples of how restorative dental care can significantly improve your smile include:
- Repairing dental damage from trauma, decay, and disease
- Restoring comfort, proper chewing, and speaking
- Replacing missing teeth from root to crown
- Correcting alignment issues
- Relieving dental pain or discomfort
Full & Partial Dentures
Full dentures are lifelike prosthetics used when there are few or no remaining teeth. Dentures can either rest on the gums, using natural suction and adhesives to stay in place, or can be supported by dental implants. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge and used to replace several missing teeth.
We provide a wide variety of tooth replacement options for any problem. From implants to dentures, we have a solution that is right for you.
Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants are made up of three vital components the titanium post, the abutment or "connector" responsible for linking your restoration to the post, and the final restoration connected to the implant. The post acts as a synthetic root system and is resistant to infection and provides the most dependable solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are a popular and lasting way to improve the stability of your smile after tooth loss and support a wide variety of restorations, from single teeth to multiple teeth. Dental implants can help you regain the ability to eat normally and smile with confidence.
We offer a variety of implant restorations, including:
Single Crowns: A single implant post supports a prosthetic crown.
Bridges: For a group of missing teeth, a bridge prosthetic can be supported by two or more implants.
Partial Dentures: If you have some teeth remaining, an implant-supported partial denture can be fashioned to fit between these teeth.
Full Dentures: A complete set of acrylic and prosthetic teeth can be supported by 4-8 implants placed in the jaw.
Our team is happy to address all your questions about our dental implant choices and help determine if this is the best treatment for your dental well-being. It is essential to have a complete exam before deciding, then work with us to map out each step of the procedure. We can work around your schedule and help you get the best treatment to fit your budget.
As we get older, the focus for many is on gum disease or tooth loss. Our team will show you how healthy gums will help you keep your teeth well into the golden years. The proper removal of plaque buildup with dental cleanings or root scaling and planing, keep the potentially harmful bacteria at bay, further preventing the development of gum disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
What differentiates a routine cleaning from a deep cleaning is the elimination of plaque underneath the gum line. The treatment also includes smoothing the surface of the tooth root to encourage new tissue growth and administering antibiotics in any pockets in the gums. Another treatment we offer is crown lengthening to restore balanced aesthetics and remove extra tissue blocking tooth enamel. Once uncovered, we can access any infected or damaged areas and restore the whole tooth.
Invisalign to Restore a Radiant Smile
Restoring proper alignment to your smile can improve your oral health in many ways. Straight teeth are easier to take care of because you can easily reach around every tooth. Additionally, when you love the smile you see in the mirror, you are more likely to invest the time and energy to keep it in optimal condition.
Invisalign treatment is an advanced transparent aligner system backed by more than two decades of innovation. Invisalign clear aligners, unlike braces, are removable and nearly invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don't have to change your diet, lifestyle, or your way of brushing and flossing. These aligners are custom designed from precise impressions to ensure the trays will apply the correct pressure in the right places. Through every step of the process, you’ll be monitored by our highly knowledgeable team.
Renew Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
You deserve to enjoy a smile that reflects your unique features and personality. Our goal is to provide you with dental restorations that are undetectable and function as naturally as possible. Dr. James Aziz can help you choose the best restorative options to improve your dental health and beauty. Contact our Whittier team today to restore your smile and improve your quality of life!
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