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How Dental Restorations Can Benefit You

01/24/2017
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At our family dentistry office, we offer many services to help your smile become brighter, straighter, and more healthy. Check out all you need to know about our dental restorations procedure and how it can benefit your smile.

What Are Dental Restorations?

Dental restorations are a way to repair teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or lost. Depending on the condition of your teeth, your Pacifica dentist can perform a variety of procedures to restore your smile.

Direct restoration

The first type of tooth restoration procedure is direct restoration or tooth fillings. This dental restoration procedure fixes teeth that have been damaged or misshapen by cavities. During the tooth filling procedure, your dentist will place a soft, malleable filling into the previously prepared tooth cavity and build up the tooth before the material hardens.

Fillings can come in a variety of materials, like gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored plastic materials called composite resin fillings, which can be colored to match your tooth’s natural shade. Your Pacifica dentist will choose the best material based on the location of the troubled tooth and the amount of decay on the tooth.

If you catch yourself asking, “does filling a cavity hurt?”, you may benefit from our sedation dentistry services along with your dental restorations to ease any fear of dental procedures.

Indirect restoration

Indirect restorations involve customized replacements for missing or severely damaged teeth. The types of indirect restorations include:

  • Bridges: false teeth that restore gaps of missing teeth
  • Crowns: tooth-sized "caps" that fit over the original tooth to restore its size and shape
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Veneers or prosthesis such as dentures: removable replacements for teeth that are made of acrylic resin combined with metallic attachments

Brighten Your Smile Today

When you need a Pacifica dentist, Cabrillo Family Dental Care is here for you and your family’s oral health needs. Give us a call or stop by our dental office to start improving your teeth and brightening your smile.