Restorative dentistry is the area of dental care that focuses on restoring teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or lost due to disease, poor oral hygiene, or other factors. Good oral hygiene is essential to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can cause tooth loss. The restorative dental treatments offered at Hilltop Dental by Dr. George Apelian, are designed to help patients avoid tooth decay and treat existing decay to restore oral health and prevent future problems. Our dentists provide a range of restorative dental services to help treat common issues, including tooth damage, gum recession, and more. All these treatments aim to help restore your oral health and the functionality of your teeth to improve your comfort and confidence.
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the visible part of the tooth. The crown restores strength, durability, and beauty to the damaged tooth. Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, and even porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each type of material offers different advantages, such as aesthetics and durability. When a patient receives a dental crown, they can choose the desired material and the shade or color of the dental crown. Once the dental crown is placed over the damaged tooth, the tooth will look completely natural and beautiful.
Dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement solution for those who have lost one or many teeth to decay, disease, or trauma. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone and provide the same stability as natural tooth roots. The implant post is topped with a dental crown that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. These restorations offer unparalleled stability and comfort compared to other tooth-replacement options. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene and regular care from your dentist.
Patients with severe damage or tooth decay may benefit from full-mouth reconstruction. Most commonly, patients who have been in accidents with their teeth or have lost teeth over the years due to repeated tooth decay can benefit from comprehensive dental treatments. Full-mouth reconstruction can also be done to treat patients who have severe gum disease, who need to replace multiple missing teeth, or who are experiencing chronic jaw pain caused by TMJ disorder. A complete smile makeover can include dental crowns, implants, bridges, veneers, and more! Combining these procedures can restore your oral health and give you back your beautiful smile.
A root canal retreatment may be needed if the treatment hasn’t wholly alleviated your symptoms or if you have a complication after treatment that needs to be addressed. It’s also performed if your tooth becomes reinfected after a root canal. The dentist opens the tooth to access the root canal filling material during the procedure. The canals are cleaned to remove infection and restore tooth function. Then the canals are filled with an inert material and sealed off. In some cases, you may need a post placed to secure the restoration of the remaining tooth structure. If the tooth has extensive decay, your dentist may place a crown over the tooth to protect it from breaking in the future.
A root canal is an endodontic treatment that treats infected pulp tissue within the tooth. When a tooth is injured or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and cause an infection. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the bone around the tooth's root and cause pain and swelling. To save the tooth and prevent future problems, the tooth must be extracted and a dental implant placed to restore chewing function. However, if the infection is detected early, a root canal can be performed to remove the diseased tissue and restore health to the tooth. This procedure involves removing the nerve and pulp from the tooth, cleaning the canals, and sealing them to protect against further infection. Once the process is completed, a crown will be placed over the treated tooth to prevent breakage and save the natural structure.
Visit Hilltop Dental by Dr. George Apelian at 30300 Agoura Road, Ste. 230, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, or call (818) 865-8651 for the best dental care. During a consultation with one of our dentists, we can discuss which procedures would be most beneficial for you.
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