Get your teeth back to their healthy glory with restorative dentistry in Murrieta, CA
Like a classic car that is restored to its former glory, at Scola Family Dentistry, we can restore the appealing appearance of your smile. However, unlike elective treatments that are driven by cosmetic concerns, restorative dentistry in Murrieta, CA, at our office renews your oral health and comfortable and pain-free function. There are many types of restorations that Dr. Valerie Scola may recommend to rebuild your smile. In fact, your mouth may be graced with a combination of the following techniques, if we cannot effectively resolve early-stage decay or disease with hygiene modifications and products:
- Dental materials that are prepared and shaped to replicate natural tooth structure – The decayed or damaged areas of the tooth are removed and also shaped to “accept” the dental restoration. In this manner, restorations are used to rebuild existing natural teeth that have been marred by enamel erosion, cavities, infection, breakage, or other trauma. In these cases, there must be some healthy tooth structure, sufficient to support the rebuilt or restored tooth.
Examples: dental bonding, porcelain veneers, composite resin fillings, inlays, partial crowns (onlays), full-coverage porcelain crowns
- Dental materials that are used to recreate the entire crown or part of the tooth that is seen above the gumline – These restorations are used to replace a tooth that cannot be “saved” with root canal therapy. When many or all teeth are missing or need to be extracted, dental systems replicate both the teeth and gum tissue. Modern tooth replacement options can also replicate the portion of teeth that cannot be seen: the roots. When healthy, these structures hold teeth securely in place. Dental implants represent a breakthrough in the way that replacement teeth are designed, as the cylindrical-shaped implant itself is placed in the jaw and becomes part of the surrounding bone. So, it can function like a natural tooth root. The replacement teeth are then connected to the implant. Patients have confidence that their bridges and dentures are not going anywhere.
Examples: dental bridges, removable partial dentures, removable complete dentures, implant-retained bridges, implant-supported partial dentures, implant-retained complete dentures
Dr. Scola generally recommends the most conservative type of restoration that can effectively rebuild or replace the tooth. Extraction is always considered to be the last resort. Root canal therapy is a common treatment, and often the only way to resolve very deep decay or severe infections. Scola Family Dentistry won’t know what’s best for you, our friends in and around Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake, until we see you. Schedule an appointment at the Murrieta, CA office by calling (951) 692-4221.