The Artistic Center for Dentistry
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA
You don’t have to live your life hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. At The Artistic Center for Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, Sanaz Khoubnazar, DMD, can fix your smile with an array of restorative dentistry options, including crowns, bridges, and implant restoration. To learn more about restorative dental care, call The Artistic Center for Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
Dental Restorations Q & A
What are restorative dental treatments?
Restorative dentistry is aimed at helping replace or restore teeth that have become decayed, damaged, or lost. At The Artistic Center for Dentistry, Dr. Khoubnazar offers the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art materials to perform restorations, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant restorations, as well as procedures to restore the natural color of teeth.
Restoring teeth is important for maintaining a healthy bite pattern and avoiding additional decay or other issues affecting your teeth, gums, or jaws. Plus, it improves the way your smile looks so you feel more confident in your appearance.
What should I expect when getting a dental bridge?
A bridge is a dental device that’s used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge itself is made up of a metal framework and one or more artificial teeth, or crowns, designed to fit precisely in the space and to look just like your natural teeth.
Placing a bridge begins with an impression using a special putty to make a mold of the gap left by your missing tooth or teeth. To remain in place, the bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Crowns may be used on these teeth to provide additional strength.
Once the bridge is made, it's put in place and gently shaped for the best possible fit. With good oral care, your bridge can help you maintain your complete smile for up to 15 years.
I have a tiny crack in my tooth, do I need to have it repaired?
Yes! Even the tiniest cracks or fissures can provide plenty of room for decay-causing bacteria to enter and colonize. Over time, these bacteria cause decay to form, and left untreated, they can even result in loss of the tooth or bone damage from deep infection. Having regular checkups is the best way to look for tiny cracks and other damage so it can be repaired before more serious problems develop.
Dr. Khoubnazar considers restorative dentistry a tool that not only replaces missing teeth, but that can also restore your confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about your restorative options, call The Artistic Center for Dentistry or book an appointment online today.