Dr. Karim Naguib and his professional team provide solutions for repairing and restoring damaged and missing teeth. The dentists of Premier Dental Care will help you explore your treatment options and learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry. Learn about the restorative solutions offered in our Palmdale and Lancaster offices below:
Dental Bridges: Are you missing multiple teeth? Maybe you have whole arches of teeth that need to be replaced. Dental bridges can help fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while providing long-lasting support. They can restore the ability to bite and chew evenly, prevent teeth from shifting, help support any remaining tooth structure, and maintain a patient’s face shape.
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are a restorative treatment used to cover dental implants or a damaged tooth to strengthen them. They can also reshape and resize damaged teeth. Dr. Naguib will make dental impressions of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown using CEREC. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction uses computer technology to quickly take impressions and generate a precise fitting.
Dental Implants: Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dental implants are a great way to treat and replace lost teeth. They are permanent prosthetics that look and feel natural, require less maintenance than other restorative options, and help preserve natural bone. In addition, implants can also be used to support a dental bridge or denture. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that replaces the missing tooth root. After implantation, the post fuses to the bone and heals over a period of several months. A dental crown or cap is then placed on the implant after it is healed.
Dentures & Partials: Removable dentures consist of replacement teeth on a base. Molds of teeth will be made and a temporary restoration may be placed before your dentures are complete. In addition, this restoration is color-matched to teeth for a more natural look. Permanent dentures are secured by dental implants for a stable and secure restoration. Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. The posts fuse to bone tissue and heal during a period of 3 to 6 months. After this period, an abutment and dental crown are attached. Implant-secured dentures are a long-lasting and durable option for missing teeth.
Inlays & Onlays: Inlays and onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when dental fillings are not enough to restore a cavity or restore tooth structure. The process of making an inlay is very similar to a crown. After the tooth is prepared, it is cemented or bonded to the tooth. Inlays and onlays can be made of gold, porcelain, and composite resin.
Periodontal Therapy: Gum disease is not just caused by poor oral hygiene. Other causes may include hormonal changes, certain medications, and illnesses. Treatments for gum disease can include scaling and root planing, gum graft surgery or flap surgery.
TMJ Treatment: The joints that connect the lower and upper jaw are the temporomandibular joints. Complications and problems can occur in the jaw joint and the muscles that control the jaw. Other often painful symptoms can damage teeth and make it difficult to use the jaw and teeth properly.