Dental Restorations in Century City
It is good to know that when our teeth experience damage, there are multiple ways dental health and beauty can be restored. Whether your smile has imperfections caused by tooth decay, accidents, normal wear, and tear, or tooth loss, Dr. Richard Silvera uses the most modern techniques available to give you expert and professional dental care.
Century City Dental Associates takes pride in listening compassionately to patients and collaborating with them to achieve smiles with healthy function and improved aesthetics.
Composite Fillings for Natural-looking Restorations
Enamel that has been damaged by tooth decay, cracks, or chips can be repaired with tooth-colored composite resin. Composite fillings are bonded onto teeth using a curing light, and they have many advantages, like:
- Enamel color is identically matched to surrounding teeth.
- Minimal removal of tooth structure.
- Seamless bonding onto teeth.
- Long-lasting durability.
Tooth-colored Inlays and Onlays to Repair Teeth
If you have a tooth that has more advanced decay or damage, then Dr. Silvera may recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay. After removal of the damaged portion of the tooth, an impression of is used to custom design a prosthetic inlay, which fills the center of a tooth or onlay, which fills the center and replaces one or more the tooth’s cusps. This restoration shines like natural tooth enamel, and if properly cared for, can last many years.
Porcelain Crowns for Beauty and Protection
If cavities or damage have reached the inner chamber of a tooth, Century City Dental Associates may recommend that the tooth is crowned. Crowns are designed to replicate the exact dimension of a natural tooth. They provide durability while protecting the tooth and the tooth root so the normal function can continue. Crowns also match surrounding enamel, providing natural luster and beauty to your smile.
Treatment Options for Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is a fate both dentists and patients try to avoid, but it, unfortunately, is a reality many people must face. Nowadays, there are several ways to replace either a single missing tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth.
Dental implants are by far the best way to obtain a life-like restoration that also provides the full function of a normal tooth. They have the added benefit of maintaining health to the jaw bone as well. After a titanium implant post is placed into the jaw, a beautiful crown is attached.
Fixed bridges are restorations that permanently replace missing teeth. They typically consist of a bridge of one to three pontic crowns that are glued to adjacent teeth for support. The pontics are matched to surrounding teeth for a natural aesthetic, and they provide for normal chewing functions.
Dentures and Partial Dentures are removable prosthetics that can replace a full arch of teeth or a row of teeth. Full arch dentures rely on adhesive paste for secure placement onto the gums. Partial dentures use metal clasps to attach to adjacent teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic that is matched to the natural color of your gums. Patients can participate in the design of the teeth for an appealing and natural looking smile.
Contact Dr. Richard Silvera in Century City for Beautiful Restorations
Century City Dental Associates uses state-of-the-art technology to restore health and beauty to your smile. Dr. Richard Silvera offers a compassionate ear to truly listen to the concerns of his patients. Contact him today so he can offer suggestions on how your smile can look and feel its best.