Our Restorative Services:
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative Dentistry refers to any number of procedures that we do in the office in order to bring your teeth and your mouth back to a healthy state after they've been attacked or damaged, either through cavities, trauma, or disease.
What is the Difference Between Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are some of the most common phrases that are thrown about when referring to Dentistry nowadays. Restorative dentistry is what we do to bring the teeth and your mouth back to a healthy state. Any number of procedures can fall under restorative dentistry, such as fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays. Cosmetic Dentistry tends to refer to changes made to the teeth to improve their appearance or aesthetic result.
Is Anesthesia or Sedation Used During Restorative Dental Procedures?
Our goal at Crown Dentistry is to make the experience of coming to the dentist as comfortable as possible. We offer anesthesia, both local (injections) and sedation. We provide nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, and oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation combines nitrous oxide with medication to relax the patient and help them forget much of the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Restorative Dentistry?
Some benefits of restorative Dentistry include bringing your teeth back to a healthy state and making them look better. Healthy teeth that feel good often look good as well.
What Conditions Would Require a Filling?
Fillings are used to restore a tooth after there's been a cavity or some kind of trauma, like a cracked tooth. Filling material is a strong form of plastic that we apply to your teeth.
What Conditions Would Require a Crown?
Crowns are used when teeth are damaged beyond what can be saved with a filling. For example, if a tooth is cracked, a crown is often used to protect it.
What Conditions Would Require Inlays or Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are partial crowns used when a full coverage crown is not needed. They are placed on teeth that can still be saved but need some restoration.
What Conditions Would Require a Root Canal?
Root canals are needed when the nerve of a tooth is exposed due to large fillings, cavities, or trauma. The procedure cleans out infection and protects the tooth.
What Conditions Would Require a Bridge?
Bridges are used when teeth are missing or cannot be saved. They bridge the gap between teeth and protect the adjacent teeth.
What Conditions Would Require Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used when a tooth is missing or needs to be replaced. They provide a standalone tooth without involving adjacent teeth.
A New Way to New Teeth
Dental implants have become the preferred measure of patient care when it comes to replacing missing or failing teeth. Implants, made of titanium roots, are biocompatible and encourage new bone formation, allowing them to be even stronger than regular tooth roots. This means that implants can be used to support anything from single porcelain crown to multiple tooth dental bridges, or even full mouth dentures.
Placement and Restoration
Although many dentists offer implant restoration services, there are far fewer that provide start to finish implant therapy in their practices. Dr. Christopher Chan provides implant therapies beginning with comprehensive treatment as well as restoring implants for patients that have come from other dental practices.
What Makes Implants So Successful?
Titanium is extremely biocompatible, making it the material of choice for many types of procedures, including joint replacements. A process called osseointegration encourages new bone growth around the implant, fusing it with the jaw and making it extremely strong, so strong that the weight of multiple teeth can be supported on just one implant root.
Traditional dentures are often bulky and make it difficult to enjoy meals or even to talk. Implant-retained dentures are much more streamlined. Shaped like a “U”, they follow the shape of the natural jawbone in the mouth and free up space that was traditionally used to create a suction to hold the denture in. Most implant-retained dentures can be placed on as few as 4 implant roots. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures stay in place permanently and never have to be removed.
What Conditions Would Require Dentures?
Dentures are used when teeth are extensively damaged or need to be extracted. Full dentures replace all teeth, while partial dentures replace some teeth and are supported by existing teeth.
What Are the Risks Associated with Restorative Dental Procedures?
There are always risks associated with any dental procedure. However, our success rate with restorative dental procedures at Crown Dentistry is very high. Patient cooperation and following post-operative instructions play a significant role in success.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Restorative Dental Procedures?
Recovery time depends on the size and extent of the procedure. Small procedures may only require a few hours of recovery, while more extensive procedures may take longer. It varies from patient to patient.
What is the Success Rate with Restorative Dental Procedures?
Success depends on patient compliance with post-operative instructions. When patients follow guidelines, their success rate and recovery tend to be much improved.
How Can I Schedule a Dental Appointment for Restorative Procedures?
Our friendly and knowledgeable dental staff is ready to help you schedule an appointment. You can call our office at (916) 848-2145 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smiles
When you need to repair your smile, you deserve to have choices about the care you receive. Dr. Christopher Chan provides a wide range of restorative techniques that not only renew your smile they improve it. Our treatment plans are customized to meet your specific concerns, needs, goals, and budget.
White Dental Fillings Treatment
Our all-composite fillings mean less tooth preparation, smaller fillings, and a smile that is free of metal restorations. We use SonicFill technology, to perform so appointments are shorter, and result in less less sensitivity.
Dental Inlays & Onlays Treatment
If a filling isn’t large enough, you shouldn’t have to go straight to a full coverage crown. Our CEREC Omnicam same day inlays and onlays allow us to restore broken teeth before they reach the point of a full crown. Inlays and onlays are sometimes called “3/4 crowns,” because they repair a larger portion of the tooth than fillings are capable of repairing.
Dental Crown Treatment
We offer same-day porcelain CEREC crowns, allowing our patients to eliminate the traditional two-visit process. Crowns preserve teeth that are too broken or decayed to support normal use, or to cover teeth that have been treated endodontically.
Dental Bridges Treatment
Bridges are a traditional treatment method for the replacement of one or two teeth when there are healthy teeth on either side of the space. A bridge is essentially 3 or more crowns fused side-by-side and anchored into the area, creating the illusion of new, functional teeth.
Dental Dentures Treatment
Losing all of your teeth doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to enjoy smiling again. Full or partial dentures can be made using traditional methods, or by choosing implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures are permanently anchored into place, and take up less space in the mouth.
Dental Implants Treatment
Dental Implants are now the chosen method of tooth replacement, because they are even stronger than natural teeth, and do not require invasive treatment on surrounding teeth. Each implant uses a titanium root that functions like a real tooth; they can support individual crowns, bridges, or even full dentures.
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic therapy removes damaged or diseased nerve tissue in teeth that have experienced trauma or large areas of decay. Dr. Chan offers in-house root canal treatment.
Oral Surgery Service
Minor oral surgical procedures, such as extractions, can be completed right here in our Sacramento office. Patients can also elect to have oral conscious sedation to improve their experience!