Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth or provides replacements for missing teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to return your smile to its original condition. Iyad Bakdach, DDS, and the team at EZ Dental in San Jose, California, offer restorative dentistry options for adult patients including crowns, bridges, and dental implants. You don’t have to accept missing or broken teeth. To request a consultation, call the practice and speak to a friendly team member or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.
Restorative dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that restores your teeth to their original size, appearance, and strength. Restorative dentistry fills cavities, replaces missing teeth, and improves the functioning of your teeth after decay, accidents, or sports-related injuries.
If you lose one or more teeth it affects more than your self-confidence. Oral health problems and discomfort occur when you’re missing teeth, and the surrounding teeth may move into the empty spaces, changing the way your teeth fit together. Missing teeth put excess pressure on your remaining teeth and cause greater wear-and-tear to your oral structures.
Since your teeth also provide structure for the jawbone, missing teeth cause the jawbone to deteriorate. Your facial appearance changes and you start to look older than your actual age.
Crowns are artificial teeth that are placed over your natural tooth or attached to a dental implant. A crown completely covers your natural tooth above the gumline. Crowns are available in several materials, including gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Your dentist chooses the crown based on your budget, where the crown is placed in your mouth, and your preferences.
The EZ Dental team also typically fits you with a crown if you’ve had a root canal treatment to protect your tooth from further damage or decay.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth attached to crowns on either side to hold it in place. Bridges are made from composite resin or other strong, durable materials and look and feel similar to natural teeth. Not only do dental bridges restore the functioning of your mouth, but they blend in with your natural teeth to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
If you need restorative dentistry, call EZ Dental and speak to a friendly team member or book an appointment online for a consultation today.