Cosmetic Dentist Los Angeles

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative DentistryNo matter how well we take care of our teeth, no one is immune to accidents or illnesses that may result in tooth injury or loss. Even if a tooth is not lost, it may be damaged beyond the ability of a regular treatment option to restore it to its original condition. Our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles works with cases of tooth damage or loss to restore the teeth to their original state, or even to improve the overall condition of the teeth.

One type of damage that is very common in teeth is invasive cavities resulting in deadening of the dentin, or inner portion, of the tooth. In advanced cases, the root itself may be involved. Fillings, the simplest dental procedures, involve drilling a hole into the damaged portion of the tooth, cleaning the affected area, and replacing the damaged tooth enamel with a hard, permanent material, such as silver amalgam or a white epoxy which will blend in with the other teeth. Once a tooth has been compromised by invasive bacteria, it is very important to treat it immediately to keep the decay from spreading. A filling may suffice if the decay is not widespread. In cases where the root has been affected, a root canal may be necessary. Root canals involve more extensive drilling and repair than a regular filling.
Are you suffering from an injury to your teeth? Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist can repair that tooth for you and make your smile look natural.

Los Angeles Restorative Dentist

In some cases, a tooth simply cannot be saved, even with a root canal. Where teeth have fallen out or are incapable of being fixed, a crown or implant may be the best choice. Crowns cover the tooth with a porcelain cap that looks like a regular tooth and is indistinguishable from other teeth. An implant involves surgery to implant small metal screws to which a new tooth will be attached. Some implants can also be attached to existing teeth. Even if your health is compromised and you cannot tolerate oral surgery, there are options for replacing damaged or missing teeth, often with a minimum of discomfort.

Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist will discuss your options and work with you to obtain the results you want, and to restore your smile to its healthiest and brightest, no matter how damaged or fragile your existing teeth may be.
Do you have a broken tooth? You don’t need to live with that. Our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles can take care of that for you.