Restore Damaged & Missing Teeth
Dr. Hang Pham is experienced in treating all kinds of patients at All Day Smile. Whether you have a deep cavity, multiple missing teeth, or a tooth that’s been damaged by an oral injury, our team can help you restore your smile and bite, and get your life back to normal. Get in touch today for an appointment.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Understanding the Basics
Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring teeth that have been damaged or lost due to issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or oral trauma. With restorative care, you can restore your natural smile and bite and eat, speak, and chew normally, even if your oral health has been compromised.
Treat & Restore Decayed Teeth
Composite Dental Fillings
At our office, we exclusively use composite dental fillings to restore decayed teeth. Composite dental fillings can be matched to the color of your teeth, require the removal of less enamel during the preparation process, and hold onto your tooth structure very strongly, making them the best option for filling cavities.
Replace Decayed, Damaged, Missing Teeth
Porcelain Dental Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, & Onlays
Dental crowns are, essentially, a false tooth that is built to fit over your existing enamel. Your natural tooth is trimmed, and a crown is made in the shape of a natural tooth. This crown is bonded directly onto the natural tooth structure, covering it up and replacing it all the way down to the gum line.
Dental bridges use two dental crowns, which attach to healthy “abutment” teeth. Between these two crowns, one or more false teeth (pontics) are suspended, replacing one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Bridges are an affordable and convenient way to restore your smile.
Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings as they are used to restore damaged and decayed teeth. However, they are made out of a more durable porcelain material, rather than composite resin, and they require two appointments to be placed.
Get Your Missing Teeth Back
Complete & Partial Dentures
Partial dentures use several false teeth, which are attached to an acrylic and metal base. The denture clips onto your remaining healthy teeth, keeping the teeth in place and restoring your smile. This type of denture is ideal if you are only missing a few teeth.
Complete dentures, on the other hand, are only recommended if you have serious oral health problems. This is because any remaining teeth must be removed before you can have a set of complete dentures made. They restore both the upper and lower arches of your teeth and are designed to fit over your gums.
Complete dentures are a cost-effective, quick way to restore your smile if you have seriously decayed teeth, a severe case of gum disease, or an oral trauma that has damaged most of your natural teeth.
Restore Worn-Down Teeth
Teeth Wear Due to Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Over time, teeth grinding can do serious damage to your smile. As your teeth grind against each other, they can become worn down and chipped. For serious cases of grinding, we may recommend replacing and restoring your worn-down teeth with inlays and onlays, or with dental crowns. We can also provide you with a custom-built plastic night guard, which will prevent further tooth-to-tooth contact and wear from bruxism.