Restorative Dentistry – Laguna Niguel, CA
Revitalizing Broken, Decayed, and Worn Teeth
Virtually everyone, no matter how diligent they are about oral health care, will have to deal with cavities, broken teeth, and other forms of dental damage at some point in your lives. While such problems are relatively common, they can generally be fixed with the right restorative procedure. If you notice damage in your smile or think there might be an issue that calls for a crown or filling, call Laguna Niguel Family Dental Care right away to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson for restorative dentistry in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Why Choose Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- Lifelike EMAX and Zirconia Crowns
- Sedation for Anxiety-Free Visits
When you’re told that you have a cavity, you may worry that any filling you get will leave a dark spot on your tooth that’s going to catch the wrong kind of attention. But today’s fillings don’t have to be made out of metal amalgam. Instead, a special composite resin is shaded to match the color of your enamel and carefully blended so that it looks like a natural part of the tooth. Tooth-colored fillings aren’t just more attractive; they’re also healthier for the tooth’s natural structure.
A significantly damaged tooth can be preserved with a customized dental crown. Compared to other restorations, crowns are very versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. Instead of crowns made out of gold or other metals, our dental office provides EMAX and zirconia crowns that can be designed in a way that makes them indistinguishable from your real teeth. Your smile will look as natural as ever, and you’ll be able to eat and speak with complete confidence again.
Root Canal Therapy
A tooth infection won’t get better by itself. The only way to stop the pain and prevent further damage to the tooth is to remove the infected pulp along with the harmful bacteria that’s causing the damage in the first place. Since the tooth is numbed for root canal therapy, you won’t feel any pain, and you’ll experience significant relief afterwards once the infection has been removed. Once we complete the root canal process, we’ll attach a crown to protect the tooth.
We’ll always consider other restorative options before tooth extraction; a full set of natural teeth is always ideal for your oral health. An extraction is only performed in specific circumstances, such as when there’s a cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling or crown, or when periodontal disease has weakened the bone supporting a tooth to the point where it will fall out on its own anyway. The procedure is handled with the utmost care, and your options for replacement will be spelled out ahead of time.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Despite their name, wisdom teeth don’t make you any smarter. In fact, they can oftentimes cause serious complications if they’re allowed to fully develop! Most patients don’t have enough room in their jaws to accommodate this third set of molars, so the teeth become stuck or begin to push other teeth out of place. If you still have your wisdom teeth, we encourage you to come visit us for an evaluation. We’ll take a look underneath your gumline to see if you could benefit from having your wisdom teeth removed. If you do, we can handle nearly every type of wisdom tooth extraction case right here in our office, so you’ll continue to work with a dental team you already know and trust.Learn More About Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Dental implants are far from your only choice for replacing teeth, but they are the most complete option in that they address the loss of the underlying tooth root as well as the crown (which is the part that people see when you smile). Dr. Anderson has undergone the necessary training to perform dental implant surgery in-house, so if you choose this form of tooth replacement, there’s no need for us to refer you to a separate specialist; we’ll handle everything right here.
Traditionally, dental crown treatment takes place over two appointments. The first visit preps your tooth for the prosthetic, while the second one places the final restoration. However, Glidewell technology now allows some crowns to be placed in a single session. These “same-day” versions are just as effective and durable as standard ones, but take less time to create. They’re thus an excellent option for patients who want a quick and smooth treatment. Plus, you’ll get to avoid the hassle of wearing a temporary acrylic crown.