How Long do Restorative Results Last?
In order to estimate how long your restorations might last, it is important to take into account how well you take care of your teeth. If you spend plenty of time cleaning them, for example, then you can probably plan on them lasting for over a decade.
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Using the same composite resin that we use to produce tooth colored fillings we can fix structural and aesthetic issues in your teeth with composite bonding. Make chips and cracks disappear in no time at all with composite bonding.
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Thanks to continued research and development, there are still ways to make implants possible, even if you may lack the necessary amount of natural bone mass in your jaw. One way that implants are made possible is through a surgical procedure known as a bone graft. A bone graft takes bone from elsewhere in your body, or from a donor, and implants it into the weakened areas of your jaw, restoring strength. Another option, which can help you to avoid the need for a second surgery, is the All-on-4 treatment concept. This treatment is done if you are missing an entire arch of teeth and relies on four implants that are placed to make the most of the bone mass you still have remaining in your jaw.
Dental bridges offer a permanent tooth replacement option that fills the void left behind when a tooth goes missing. Bridges replace teeth in both form and function.
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When a tooth has suffered significant structural damage, we are often able to save it with a dental crown. A crown sits on top of your tooth and allows you to eat and speak as you normally would.
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CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, is the latest technology for dental restorations. With this technology in the office, what used to be a two-visit procedure can be done in a single visit. CEREC is a type of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) process that allows Dr. James Yang to create your custom restoration on the spot. An optical impression of your mouth is taken and the technology uses that impression to make it.
Crown lengthening (AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown).
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When you are missing some or all of your teeth, partial and full dentures offer a great tooth replacement option.
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When a tooth has reached the end of its useful life, we will often recommend removing it with an extraction.
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When a tooth is affected by bacterial decay we will remove the decay and place a filling. Composite resin is the same color as your teeth and able to last a long time.
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Dental implants are a widely popular treatment for replacing missing teeth, and an option that we proudly offer at Beautiful Smiles. Dental implants consist of small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. These posts are then used to support your replacement teeth. Implants offer numerous benefits over traditional replacement options.
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Patients with tooth decay have several restorative options, depending on the extent of the damage. Most minor to moderate instances of decay usually require a dental filling. We may recommend a dental crown if there is a minimal amount of healthy tooth structure left. However, there is also a third option. Beautiful Smiles is one of the select numbers of dental offices that specialize in inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are considered a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns.
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When a tooth suffers extreme decay we can sometimes save it by performing a root canal on it. This procedure saves our Woodland, CA patients tons of time and money that would otherwise need to be spent replacing a tooth by allowing them to keep their natural tooth.
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To find out more information about tooth restorations and how restorative dentistry can help restore the natural appearance and function of your smile, give us a call today at (530) 206-9211 ! We are looking forward to seeing you at our Woodland, CA dental practice!
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