Restorative dentistry at WeHo Dentist Office focuses on giving a normal appearance and full functionality to patients whose teeth have been damaged or lost. A range of treatments are available to address problems of different severity. In some cases, patients can also choose restorations that are more aesthetically appealing to preserve their smile after having their teeth repaired. For patients who are anxious about dental treatment, our West Hollywood restorative dentistry expert offers sedation options depending on eligibility.
Several procedures may be used to treat teeth that are decayed, eroded, broken, or infected. For minor areas of decay, our expert in restorative dentistry in West Hollywood may recommend tooth-colored fillings that last for many years and leave more tooth structure intact. Severe tooth damage on the chewing surfaces of molars may be restored with inlays or onlays, which are essentially pre-formed fillings with excellent durability and cosmetic value. Crowns can be used for capping teeth that have major structural damage or cosmetic damage. To treat infected teeth and allow patients to avoid needing extraction and tooth replacements, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy or endodontic surgery.
Restorative Dentistry West Hollywood
Tooth replacement can restore confidence and quality of life after teeth have been lost. Depending on treatment goals and candidacy, our dentist may recommend fixed bridges or dental implants. Both options can keep artificial crowns in place, prevent teeth shifting and support normal abilities to speak and chew. Because dental implants are rooted in the jaw bone, they also prevent loss of jaw bone density and the facial muscle deterioration that often comes with it. Dental implants from our West Hollywood restorative dentistry expert require only normal brushing and flossing in contrast to bridges, which need extra care to keep clean.
Prevention through daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups from our expert in restorative dentistry in West Hollywood is always preferable to repair, but the right treatments can return the teeth to good condition and restore their appearance. At a consultation with our dentist in West Hollywood, patients can learn more about our restorative dentistry services and eligibility criteria for specific procedures.