Camarillo Restorative Dentistry
At the Camarillo Dental Practice, we have a long history of solving dental problems for the residents of Camarillo and the surrounding area. Our dentists have the education and experience with long-standing, traditional restorative dentistry techniques. This experience is irreplaceable and it is further bolstered by our constant training of today’s outstanding techniques. In Camarillo, your best choice is our dental practice because of our experience and abilities.
Restorative Dentistry Treatments & Solutions
Dentists have processes and materials that are not available for at-home teeth whitening or bleaching. The result is a smile that is whiter, whitened faster (usually within an hour), safer and lasts longer. As dental professionals we are an integral part of helping you achieve the bright white smile you desire.
A dental bridge is a device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be needed to prevent:
- Shifting of teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal diseases.
- Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
A fixed bridge is the most popular type of bridge. It consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns which fit over the existing teeth and hold the bridge in place. Another type bridge is the bonded bridge and is commonly used to replace missing front teeth. It consists of filler that is attached to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth. The metal bands are made of a white colored composite resin that matches the existing teeth color.
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is often less durable.
Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
As an alternative to crowns, inlays and onlays can be used to restore teeth afflicted by excessive decay. Inlays and onlays actually strengthen a tooth as opposed to a standard filling and they can help repair your tooth structure without removing much of the tooth. Created in a laboratory, your inlay or onlay will be made just for you and is bonded to the tooth’s surface.
All inlays and onlays are custom made for each patient, and many patients find them more aesthetically pleasing than crowns. The bonding material is very durable, yielding a longer lifespan than fillings as well.
Call us today for your appointment. You’ll be glad you started improving your smile and mouth today.