People who are suffering from dental damage today have more treatment options available to them than ever before. We hope that this article gives you a better idea of what is possible with state-of-the-art dental care. Our Novato dentist have put together this short primer on popular and effective restorative treatments.
If you are dealing with dental cracks or chips, or if you have a tooth that has developed cavities, you will likely need a restoration to rebuild the missing portion of your tooth. When treating cavities, for example, our dental team will remove the unhealthy dental materials, and then create a personalized crown to rebuild and restore the relevant tooth. Our office customizes every aspect of your crown to suit your needs. It will be shaped, sized, and shaded to look natural. We also take special care to ensure that your bite alignment is healthy and balanced with your crown in place.
Laser gum disease treatment
Periodontal disease is the number one cause of premature tooth loss among adult dental patients. Untreated gum disease actually weakens the connective tissues that keep your teeth in place, and, over time, the infection can even spread to bone tissue. Laser periodontal treatment is a revelation in the world of dentistry, because laser treatment only eliminates diseased tissues, while keeping healthy tissue in place. Additionally, lasers seal oral tissues as they treat; this promotes healing and regeneration.
Historically, tooth loss has been treated with dental bridges and dentures, which are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. Dental implant technology goes a step further; this type of replacement tooth has a “tooth root” made of titanium. The titanium base of your replacement tooth will extend into your gum tissue and your jawbone—essentially, this part of the dental implant is replacing the missing natural tooth root. Thank to implant technology, you can enjoy a permanent, customized replacement tooth that actually supports oral health.
If you think that you can benefit from restorative dental care, reach out to our Novato dentists to schedule your personal consultation. Our team is here to provide you with all of the information and support that you need to love your smile again.