When patients come in with old fillings or broken down teeth we have to do what we call restorative dentistry. This may be as simple as a filling or as complex as a crown or a bridge. Patients have choices, but what we try and offer are the best longest lasting, most life-like and least deleterious materials. We don't use dental amalgam. I haven't used it since 1992 because it's toxic.
We use tooth colored restorative materials that are better than the older materials because we actually bond them to the teeth so not only are we getting rid of broken parts or decayed areas of the tooth, but we're actually restoring them to look and appearance and function to the teeth with materials that are as bio compatible as we can possibly make them, porcelain and tooth colored filling material.
Your teeth serve several purposes. Of course they help you chew your food, but they also help you talk. People like to see a smiling face, so your teeth also affect your interactions with others. When your teeth are not working correctly or are missing altogether, you can have several problems. That’s why restorative dentistry from our Roseville, CA dentist office can be so helpful. By restoring your teeth, you will be improving how you chew, talk, and look.
Cavities are caused by bacteria secreting acid over time. When the bacteria sits on your teeth, the acid erodes your enamel and creates cavities. Enamel cannot be regrown, so the eroded area needs to be repaired with a filling. Metal fillings often include toxic mercury, and they also do not look good in your mouth. At our Roseville, CA dentist office, you can get metal-free inlays and onlays instead. Made from porcelain or zirconia matched to your teeth’s natural color, these seal up the damage. They protect your teeth and prevent the damage from getting worse.
If one of your teeth has a lot of damage from tooth decay or injury, an inlay or onlay might not be big enough. You need to keep the damaged area sealed so the damage doesn’t get worse. In these cases, you are better off getting a dental crown. These caps are made from porcelain or zirconia, so they will be very durable and still look great. We have a CEREC system in our Roseville, CA dentist office, so we can make and place dental crowns in just one visit. No waiting weeks for your dental crown to come back from the lab.
If you need a replacement tooth to restore your teeth, you have several restorative dentistry options:
If you have several chips and cracks on your teeth, restoring them to their original state is important. While there are different ways to do that, dental veneers are a great choice. By getting veneers, you will seal up damaged areas like cracks so they don’t get worse. But you’ll also cover up chips, stains, and similar imperfections.
If you are ready to get a restorative dentistry options so you can chew, talk, and look normal again, call your Roseville, CA dentist Dr. David B. Miller DDS today at 916-945-9985 or use our convenient online form to schedule your restorative dentistry Roseville, CA area appointment today.