Repairing Smiles & Restoring Confidence

Restorative Dentistry in Carlsbad

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Our Approach to Restorative Dentistry

Ready to flawlessly repair or replace missing and damaged teeth? Our restorative dental services are here to help. With same-day crowns, dental bridges, implants, extractions and more we can restore your smile to its naturally optimal look, feel, and function. And with a minimally-invasive approach, we keep procedures comfortable and convenient whenever possible.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restoring damaged or decayed teeth isn’t just helpful for recreating a beautiful smile—it restores your mouth to optimal oral health, too. Some of the benefits of restorative dentistry include:

Improved functionality.

Damaged or missing teeth can get in the way of everyday life, making chewing or even speaking more difficult. With restorations, you can get back to living life as you normally would.

Reduced pain.

Uneven distribution of teeth or misalignment can cause jaw pain, tooth pain, and more. By restoring your smile, you can bring everything into better alignment and get out of pain faster.

Renewed confidence.

Showing off your smile with a complete set of teeth helps you live more confidently and express yourself authentically.

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Restorative Services

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Dental Fillings

Fillings are the most conservative and common restorative solution. They’re ideal for patients who experience minor damage or decay. We use tooth-colored fillings crafted from a composite resin to maintain the natural look and function of your teeth.

Same-Day Crowns

When a tooth has suffered significant damage, a dental crown provides a layer of protection to restore its health, function, and appearance. With CEREC same-day crowns we can take a quick 3D scan of your teeth and create your custom crown in-house. In about an hour, it will be finished and ready to be bonded in place. There’s no need for a temporary crown or a second appointment—you walk out of the dental office with the durable, natural-looking restoration that you need in just one day.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns fit completely over the top of a damaged tooth to replace lost dental structure, protect the remaining healthy tooth, and prevent unnecessary extraction. Though they can be crafted from a variety of materials, we typically recommend patients receive ceramic crowns as these look the most like natural teeth and retain their appearance for the longest amount of time.


Sometimes tooth removal is necessary due to severe damage or decay. In these instances, we provide local anesthesia to keep you numb while we remove your tooth. We’ll discuss your restorative options for replacing your missing tooth and help create the most natural-looking replacement possible.

Dental Implants

In the past, dentists were only able to replace missing teeth down to the gum line, but thanks to modern technology we can replace everything down to the root structure with dental implants. This allows us to restore your smile’s function to the fullest and gives you strong and natural biting power, returning your grin to optimal form and function. Plus, since dental implants are designed to integrate seamlessly with your jawbone, they’re capable of becoming indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is used to literally “bridge” the gap between healthy teeth when one or more of your teeth are missing in a row. We’ll take digital impressions of your teeth and create your custom restoration in our state-of-the-art dental lab before fitting you for your bridge and helping you achieve a natural, flawless looking smile.

Full-mouth rehabilitation

When you’re missing a full set of teeth there are several options to restore your smile. We offer solutions such as dentures, full-arch implants, and implant-retained dentures. Our doctors can help determine the right full-mouth rehabilitation option for you to achieve the healthy and beautiful brand new grin you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I need full-mouth rehabilitation, how do I know which type of restoration is for me?

When replacing many or most of your teeth, patients can choose from dentures, implants, or implant-retained dentures. The right solution for you depends on several factors, including the number of missing teeth, the supporting structure of your jaw and face, and what your individual preferences may be. Consulting with one of our doctors for a thorough exam is the best way to decide which type of treatment may be best for you.

How long does a dental crown last?

Porcelain crowns can last upwards of 15 years with proper care and maintenance. That’s because porcelain is such a durable material and similar to natural tooth enamel in strength and hardness.

Do teeth extractions hurt?

Thanks to local anesthesia, we can make extractions a virtually painless procedure. You may feel a slight “sting” when we use the anesthesia needle to numb your mouth, but most patients report that it only lasts a split second. From there, you won’t be able to feel the extraction—if anything, you may be able to feel some slight pressure. After your tooth extraction, you may experience some swelling. Fortunately, this can be reduced with over-the-counter pain medication at home.