Restorative Dentistry

“Restorative dentistry” is the term dental is the used for fixing missing or broken teeth. Fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges and implants are common restorative treatments. Our goal is to bring back your natural smile, restores your oral health, and prevent future issues.

Why Restorative Dental Procedures are Important.

Several reasons include:

  • Filling empty spaces in the mouth helps keep the teeth properly aligned, and less chance for shifting, causing issues with biting
  • Replacing teeth makes it easier to maintain good oral care habits, and helps prevent plaque build-up and the problems that come along with plaque
  • Missing, damaged, or broken teeth can affect your health, appearance and confidence

Your teeth may become damaged due to injury, or may simply need to be repaired as you age. Dr. Karbassi provides restorative dentistry to help you regain a healthy, fully functional, and beautiful smile if your teeth have been lost or have become damaged. Each treatment is custom-designed to meet your unique needs so that you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.

While composite fillings will cover just a portion of the tooth, porcelain crowns (also known as caps) are meant to encompass the entire visible portion of the tooth. By doing this, the crown acts as the new outer surface of the tooth.

Gaps in your smile can be hazardous to your oral health, as it can result in the teeth shifting or changes in your bite that can be painful. Bridges can help solve this by using the surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth, called a pontic, in the space where the gap is.

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Full Dentures

Dentures come with huge benefits for patients and can greatly improve your quality of life. With today’s technology, dentures are created to look natural in appearance and give the impression of a beautiful smile. Additionally, dentures provide support for your facial muscles as well as assist with your ability to chew and eat food, and they also assist with your ability to speak clearly.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It is supported by your existing teeth and fills in those unwanted gaps. It will help to regain the aesthetics and chewing and speaking functions that you require.

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Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular method for replacing missing teeth. In this procedure, titanium support posts are surgically implanted and fused to your jawbone, and act as an anchor and root for naturally looking false teeth placed above.

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Dental inlays and onlays are considered a more conservative approach to cosmetic restoration than full crowns. They are used to repair teeth in the back of the mouth that have suffered mild or moderate damage from cracks or decay, yet do no warrant a full crown.

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In order to treat a cavity, Dr. Karbassi must first remove the decayed portion of the tooth, and then fill it with another substance. This process as a whole is called “placing a filling.” While there are multiple material options for filling a cavity, the most common one that we use in-office is called “composite resin”, or tooth-colored fillings.

Learn more about Tooth-Colored Fillings