Restorative Dentistry 

One Day Cerec Crwon, Porcelain Dental Crown, eMax Dental Crown, The Tooth Inc, Dr. Abraham Chavez

Restorative Dentistry 

Avoiding cavities or gum problems is not always possible, and when left untreated, it can result in a more significant and costly issue. Therefore, we offer a variety of dental treatments to help you restore and maintain the health and aesthetics of your smile. 

 

We help our patients restore the oral function of their mouth whether they need treatment for a single tooth, multiple, or all of their teeth. Our expert dentists have plenty of experience and use the latest and most effective technology in dentistry to help meet any dental treatment needs. 

 

As part of our restorative dentistry, our prosthodontist and specialist dentist team up to offer;

 

  • Implant-Supported Dentures

    • Implant-supported dentures are held by implants surgically placed into your bone and gum. Depending on your unique case, these dentures can be supported by two, four, five, or six implants. Several types of implant-supported dentures are available to our patients that differ in design. Still, they all offer stability, function, appearance, and comfort

      • We offer removable implant-supported dentures, also known as snap-on dentures or overdentures. These dentures are composed of acrylic, resin teeth, and locators. Locators are the component that makes your removable denture attach to your implants and secure them in place. Snap-on dentures, like traditional dentures, are removable but offer better stability and comfort, and there is no need for adhesive. 

      • Our fixed implant-supported dentures are screwed onto your surgically placed implants. Like snap-on dentures, these are crafted by our lab technicians out of an acrylic base with resin teeth. In addition, these prostheses have a titanium bar embedded into the acrylic base, which offers support and stability. As its name implies, these are fixed dentures, and there is no need to remove them at night. Fixed implant-supported dentures will restore the function and aesthetics of your smile, providing you with confidence and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods again.

      • A more aesthetic and durable option is fixed implant-supported dentures composed of a medical-grade polymer as a base known as PEEK to assimilate the gum structure and porcelain teeth. These prostheses are fixed to your surgical placed implants, providing support, functionality, and a natural appearance. In addition to their extraordinary natural look, they are more durable, resistant, and lightweight because these dentures are made of higher-quality materials. Furthermore, the feel and comfort you will have with your fixed implant-supported dentures will allow you to enjoy your favorite foods again. Finally, because these prostheses are non-removable, they are cared for just like natural teeth.

  • Dental Implants

    • Dental implants are a great way to replace one or multiple missing teeth. They offer the feel, look, and support that natural teeth have. Dental implants are titanium prostheses surgically placed into your bone and gum to act as a root for missing teeth. After the surgical placement of an implant, on average, a patient must wait around 4 to 6 months for osseointegration. After this healing time, the dental implant is ready for a crown.

  • Full Mouth Restorations

    • A full mouth restoration involves restoring all or most of your teeth. This procedure aims to restore your smile's oral health, function, and esthetics. Every patient is different, and solutions vary in case-by-case scenarios. With full mouth restorations, we involve several expert specialists, such as prosthodontists, endodontists, and periodontists, to address all the mouth structures and provide integrated solutions. Depending on the state of your oral health, it might be necessary to involve a combination of treatments like root canals, implants, crowns, and gum grafting, in addition to other therapies. 

  • Root Canal Treatment

    • Root canal therapies remove a tooth's diseased pulp and nerve and leave the area infection and bacteria-free. A root canal might be necessary to restore a tooth that has severe decay to the point that it has reached the nerve of your tooth. Signs that you might need a root canal are abscesses near the tooth and severe pain that often wake you at night. Other signs that you might need a root canal are sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets. After our endodontist has performed a root canal, our prosthodontist prepares your tooth for a dental crown that will seal and keep the tooth protected. 

  • Dental Crowns

    • Our dental crowns are metal-free, either made of zirconia or lithium disilicate, depending on your specific need. These are dental prostheses bonded to your natural tooth and are used to restore its structure. Typically we use dental crowns when tooth decay is so advanced or if you have a tooth fracture. Our in-house lab process makes most of our porcelain prostheses ready for you on the same day. 

  • Dental Bridges

    • Dental bridges are prostheses composed of three or more dental crowns fused together. Like our dental crowns, our dental bridges are metal-free and made of either zirconia or lithium disilicate. A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is a fixed prosthesis. There are two ways a dental bridge is held in place, by bonding to your natural teeth or supported by dental implants. Dental bridges are sometimes ready in as little as one day with our in-house lab process, depending on the complexity of your treatment, and look as natural as your teeth. 

  • Onlays and Inlays

    • Onlays and inlays are a type of metal-free dental prosthesis normally used to repair tooth decay when a dental filling is not possible. These are made of zirconia or lithium disilicate and are stronger than a resin-based composite filling. The difference between onlays and inlays lies in the surface area of the tooth they cover. Onlays cover the cusps and biting surface of the tooth, whereas inlays cover the chewing surface. Our prosthodontist might use an onlay or inlay versus a traditional dental crown to conserve more of your natural teeth when possible. Both onlays and inlays like our crowns can be made in one appointment with our in-house lab process. 

  • Dentures

    • Nowadays, there are many types of dentures. Still, all serve the same purpose: restoring the function and appearance of your oral cavity. 

      • Traditional dentures are supported by the bone and gum structure within your oral cavity. They are made from an acrylic base to assimilate the gums and resin teeth. These dentures are removable, and it is necessary to remove them every night. For maximum support, some patients might need to use adhesive specially formulated for dentures to help them stay in place.

      • Implant-supported dentures are held by implants surgically placed into your bone and gum. These types of dentures can be snap-on or fixed to your implants offering greater stability and comfort. These prostheses are made from an acrylic base to assimilate the gums and resin teeth, and some have a titanium bar that attaches to your implants. It is also possible to have implant-supported dentures made out of porcelain to achieve a more aesthetic natural look and durability. 

  • Partial Dentures

    • Partial dentures are similar to traditional dentures in that they are made out of an acrylic base to assimilate the gum and resin teeth. Some partial dentures also have metal for additional support and durability. These prostheses replace the missing teeth and are supported by the bone and gum structures in your oral cavity. Furthermore, they are fixed to your remaining natural teeth for additional stability.