Broken, chipped, decayed, or missing teeth damage self-confidence, but did you know that more serious overall health concerns may be involved? Restorative dentistry is the process of repairing or replacing teeth with modern dental materials. Dr. Deol has over 25 years of experience in offering aesthetic restorative dentistry for San Ramon, CA denal patients.
If you have a severely damaged, fractured, or decayed tooth, we may suggest topping it off with a customized dental crown. These are meticulously crafted restorations that can be made from a variety of different, durable materials, such as metal, porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia. We’ll start the process by preparing your tooth and take a digital impression of it to send to our dental laboratory. Once your permanent crown arrives at our dental office, we’ll call you back in to cement it to your natural tooth, providing it with protection and strength for years to come.
In the past, dentists used metal compounds containing mercury, nickel, and a variety of noble metals to fill decayed teeth. Not only were these highly noticeable, but they also caused issues like dental sensitivity and tooth and gum discoloration. Dr. Deol uses a biocompatible composite resin material to fill cavities without drawing extra attention to your damaged teeth. Once the substance is cured, your tooth-colored filling can last for several years, providing you with peace-of-mind that your smile will remain healthy.
If you have a busy schedule and can’t afford to take multiple days off of work to complete the dental crown process, we have a cost-effective and convenient solution. We use CEREC and CAD/CAM technology to design and craft your restorations in-office, allowing us to place and restore damaged or lost teeth in as soon as a couple of hours. We craft them from durable, natural-looking dental porcelain that lasts for years before it needs to be replaced or repaired.
If you develop a cavity or have a tooth with minor damage, you may benefit from one of our custom-crafted inlays or onlays. The inlay fits between the cusps on the top of the tooth while an onlay covers a more substantial area over the cusps of the top of the teeth. Both of these restorations are perfect solutions for patients who have a damaged area too large to be treated with a filling but too small to need a dental crown.