Repairing Smiles & Restoring Confidence
Restorative Dentistry in Carlsbad
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.