Dental restorations restore the shape, size, structure, strength and appearance of a tooth or teeth. Our restorative dentist in Los Angeles offers a variety of restorations and can recommend the best one for your needs.
Common restorations for teeth include:
1. Dental fillings
Fillings are used to treat small cavities or areas of damage. They can consist of dental amalgam, composite resin or other materials and are placed in a single visit.
2. Inlays and onlays
If a tooth has a particularly large cavity or damaged spot, it may need a more extensive restoration. Inlays and onlays can be a great option. They are made to restore larger areas of tooth structure without requiring the extent of preparation needed for dental crowns. Inlays and onlays usually need two visits to complete.
3. Porcelain crowns
Crowns are used to cover the entire tooth above the gum line. They encase the tooth in strong dental porcelain and are often recommended after root canal treatment, when a tooth is badly damaged or to restore a dental implant. You may need two appointments to complete the preparation and placement process.
Call us today to learn more about your restoration options or to schedule your appointment with our team.