When you need to repair or replace any of your existing teeth, you need a dentist who specializes in restorative dentistry. Fortunately, Dr. Faustino Garcia and Dr. Oliver Mayoral are experts at performing restorative procedures, and would be happy to rebuild the health of your mouth.
Restorative dentistry can accomplish many things on behalf of patients all at once. First, it can eliminate the pain or discomfort you are experiencing from a dental problem. Second, it can help the functionality of your mouth, enabling you to eat and speak in a more normal manner. Third, it can improve the aesthetics of your mouth, restoring a pleasant-looking smile. Finally, it can safeguard you from further dental health problems. Allowing issues to go untreated puts your entire mouth at greater risk, so don’t hold off on scheduling a restorative dentistry procedure.
Some of the most common restorative dentistry procedures that Garcia| Mayoral Dentistry offers include:
After a cavity goes untreated for too long, your tooth can become infected. Root canal is a procedure that involves cleaning out the infected soft pulp from the center of your tooth and filling it with composite material to avoid leaving space for the infection to return. This process may even save a tooth that could otherwise be at risk for falling out.
Sometimes a filling or root canal is insufficient at preserving a decayed tooth. Instead, a cracked or damaged tooth may need a dental crown, sometimes called a cap, to reinforce the tooth so that it can look and function normally. Crowns come in a variety of materials, though porcelain is the most popular given how strongly it resembles an actual tooth.
To replace a missing tooth — or a row of missing teeth — your dentist may recommend a dental bridge. A bridge is a device that holds artificial teeth that match the size and shape of your existing teeth to seamlessly fill in any gaps. It is anchored into place by crowns placed on your natural teeth on either side of the gap.
For an artificial tooth (or teeth) that stays in your mouth permanently, many patients choose dental implants. In this procedure, your dentist will insert a metal post directly to your jawbone to then securely attach the prosthetic tooth. You can choose a tooth that is the same shade and has the same proportions as your real teeth to ensure that it looks natural and in no way impedes your biting motion.
However, if you are missing all or most of your teeth, dentures may be the right choice to reconstruct your mouth. Do not fret — contemporary denture options look and feel way more natural than those available to previous generations. In addition to conventional dentures, our office can set you up with All-on-4®, which is a type of implant-supported denture that snaps into place on a set of four dental implants and is removable.
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Whether you have teeth that need significant repairs or warrant replacement altogether, the talented, respected dentists at Garcia | Mayoral Dentistry will help you to regain a beautiful, complete smile. To schedule a consultation or appointment for a restorative dentistry procedure, please call our office at (305) 444-4300.