Advanced Restorative Care in Santa Monica
At Santa Monica Dental Practice, we make sure you and your family receive personal attention and dedicated care to addresses your many oral health needs. With a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatment options, we help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. With the latest in dental technology and treatment methods, Dr. Sabet and our team strive for excellence in your dental care.
We offer tailored treatments to match the age-specific needs of every individual and are conveniently located on 7th between Wilshire and Arizona on the West side of the street. If you reside in Venice, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, or anywhere in west Los Angeles, call us and schedule your appointment today!
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Why Restorative Dental Care is Important
The goal of restorative dental care treatments is to bring back the normal function and appearance of your teeth and prevent tooth loss. Missing or damaged teeth can have a significantly negative impact on your oral health and your self-confidence. A tooth that is damaged by decay or accident is vulnerable to infection, can be very painful, and affect chewing and digestion. Other teeth can also be susceptible to shifting out of alignment or uneven wear and tear.
Restorative dentistry can:
- Eliminate pain and discomfort
- Provide quick and effective treatment
- Allow you to eat and speak normally
- Blend in naturally with neighboring teeth
- Help you avoid infection or damage to your jawbone
What Does Restorative Dentistry Cover?
Because restorative dentistry covers such a broad range of dental issues, there are numerous options for treatment. The treatments can include a full range of dental problems that branch into other specializations, including:
- Prosthodontics for patients who are missing teeth
- Endodontics to treat the interior tooth and surrounding tissues
- Periodontics to care for gums and tissue that support the teeth
- Cosmetic dentistry, which works closely with restorative dentistry to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s teeth and mouth
Restoration Options to Improve Your Oral Health
For a more permanent approach to replacing damaged or missing teeth, our Santa Monica Dental Practice provides expert guidance and treatment. Some restorative procedures may require one or several appointments to fully complete. More complicated treatment may require working with a specialist or additional healing time.
Whatever restorative care you or your family needs, you can count on our friendly and professional team to give you all the information you need to make the best decision for maintaining optimal oral health.
All About Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are made from a resin that consists of plastic and glass. Also known as tooth-colored fillings, they can be matched with the natural color of your enamel. Unlike amalgam fillings that have a darker, metallic look, these can provide protection that is aesthetically-pleasing. Composites are ideal for the teeth in the front of your smile. They can also be used to replace existing dark fillings that may be old or damaged.
Composite fillings requires less enamel removal and allows you to retain a more natural tooth structure. When taken care of properly, your composite fillings will last for many years.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
Bonding is one the quickest and least expensive restorative treatments and can usually be completed in one visit without the need for anesthesia. This process uses the same composite resin that is used for fillings and can be used to fix a chipped, fractured, decayed, or discolored tooth. During the bonding process, the resin is shaped and polished to match your existing dentition. Bonding can be used to make cosmetic improvements, including:
- Adding length to make your teeth even
- Closing unwanted gaps between your teeth
- Changing the color or shape of your teeth
- Repairing chips and small cracks
Protect & Strengthen with Lava™ Porcelain Crowns
A Lava porcelain crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is made with zirconia rather than metal. This cap is designed using 3D imaging and placed over your tooth for a completely custom restoration. Unlike a metal crown that is made from gold, nickel, or other metals, a porcelain crown has a more natural appearance and can last for 15 years or more with proper care.
Our team will recommend a Lava dental crown as part of restorative treatment to:
- Fix a severely worn-down tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Cover a dental implant to match existing teeth
- Protect a weak or cracked tooth
- Cover and secure a tooth with a large filling
- Complete a root canal treatment
Complete Your Smile Economically with Fixed Bridges
A fixed bridge can be used to “bridge” a gap that has been created by one or more missing teeth. The bridge consists of two dental crowns on either side of the gap, with one or more false teeth suspended between them. The crowns are anchored to existing teeth or implants, which are called abutment teeth. The prosthetic teeth in the bridge are called pontics and can be made from porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials.
Besides being used to replace missing teeth, fixed dental bridges can:
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Stop remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Complete your smile
- Help maintain the shape of your face
In addition to a traditional bridge, there are two more that can solve a variety of dental issues. Cantilever bridges are held in place by one crown next to the missing gap and use only one abutment. Maryland dental bridges use a framework with wings that are bonded to the backs of the abutment teeth.
Regain Function with Dentures & Partials
Dentures can be used to restore dental function if you are missing all or several teeth. Made from an acrylic resin, they are often combined with metal attachments and are a removable device. They are custom made to resemble your natural teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial.
Complete dentures can restore a full upper or lower arch of missing teeth. They will allow you to chew food again, help you speak properly, and maintain the shape of your face.
Partial dentures can replace one or more teeth in your lower or upper jaw. They can be used to fill the spaces left by missing teeth and to prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has become severely infected, it can be restored with a root canal instead of an extraction. A root canal may also be needed if a tooth has a deep cavity or is cracked. With this procedure we can remove the infection, clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth, and seal and protect it with a crown. There are many benefits of having a root canal, including:
- Restoration of normal chewing and biting force and sensation
- Maintaining a natural appearance
- Protecting neighboring teeth and gums from transferred infection
- Keeping root intact and preserving bone density
Comprehensive and Permanent Solutions with Dental Implants
Dental implants are used to replace your tooth from root to crown. A surgically placed titanium post provides a strong foundation for a custom restoration such as a crown or bridge. They are custom designed to match your natural teeth in size and color. Implants have a very high success rate, can last a lifetime, and can be completed in just a few office visits.
The 7 benefits of having dental implants include:
- Natural appearance
- Improved speech
- Normal chewing function and improved digestion
- No messy adhesive creams
- Easy to practice good oral hygiene
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
Experienced Restorative Treatment in Santa Monica
Restorative treatments can fix dental problems before they progress into more severe issues that could impact your health and well-being. The experienced team at Santa Monica Dental Practice can protect you and your family’s health by stopping decay in its earliest stages and repairing any current damage.
If you have dental issues that require restorative care, there is no need to suffer from continued pain and discomfort. Schedule a consultation today and take back your smile and your oral health!
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