Restorative Dentistry Oakmont
Restorative dentistry is the art of repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing ones, with the goal of bringing your bite into balance to prevent additional dental problems. The infection from one cavity can destroy a tooth and spread to neighboring teeth and the surrounding jaw bone. A small crack in your tooth can grow to cause intense pain and result in the need to extract that tooth entirely. The void left by a missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift, making your bite uneven and lead to chewing (TMJ) problems or rapid destruction of the teeth suddenly shouldering the entire force of your bite. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice expertly addresses all of these restorative dentistry issues. At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry, we focus on the restorative dentistry needed to bring back your mouth’s natural balance and function, and ultimately preserve your teeth and smile.
Tooth-colored fillings Oakmont:
Tooth-colored fillings (also called dental composites) repair small cavities and blend in naturally, so you often can’t tell there’s been any dental work. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice uses clinically tested, bio-compatible, white tooth fillings to repair cavities and cracks, and to responsibly replace old, failing mercury-based metal dental fillings.
Dental Crowns Oakmont:
Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice places dental crowns when the tooth damage is too extensive for a tooth-colored filling to restore. Dental crowns encompass the entire tooth above the gum line and are a stable, long-lasting restorative dentistry option. At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry we use durable, life-like, bio-compatible material for your dental crown.
Dental Bridge Oakmont:
If you are considering improving your chewing and smile after losing one or more teeth, a dental bridge is a very affordable and stable restorative and cosmetic dentistry option. A dental bridge anchors to one or two neighboring teeth to support an artificial tooth on your void. You can confidently chew on the artificial tooth (or teeth) on this dental bridge, and it restores your natural bite and smile. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice has the training and experience to successfully place dental bridges and best address your restorative dental needs.
If you have lost several or all of your teeth, Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice can create a comfortable denture to improve your smile and enable you to eat comfortably. At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry we understand the difficulties of missing teeth, and our restorative dental team works professionally and compassionately to bring back your confidence and ability to easily eat and smile.