Our offices provide many restorative dentistry services in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA, to ensure you can repair and restore the beauty of your smile. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing broken teeth, replacing missing teeth, and treating bite issues and periodontal disease. Healthy teeth and gums are the foundation of a healthy and beautiful smile.
Our professional dental care team is dedicated to you have a healthy smile that you’re ready to show off. This is why we offer a wide variety of services that cover every part of your smile. Below are the various restorative dentistry services that are available at our office.
Restorative Dentistry in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA
Dental bridges are used to replace one or multiple consecutive missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge is removable and supported by natural teeth topped with dental crowns. You can also get a fixed dental bridge supported by two dental implants instead of natural teeth.
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile treatment options a dentist has. They can take care of damaged teeth, stabilize a tooth after a root canal, and serve as the most common final restoration to top off a dental implant.
Premier Dental Care + Implant Centers in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA, offer comprehensive services for the placement of all types of dental implants. Dr. Naguib is a leading local dentist for implant dentistry and a member of the Americal Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. The base of an implant is a titanium implant post that’s placed in and fuses with the jawbone. An abutment is used to attach the implant to a final restoration. Implants can support a dental crown, fixed bridge, or permanent denture.
Partial dentures replace a row of missing teeth, while full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Traditional dentures are removable and adhere to the gums with denture adhesive. Implant dentures use dental implants to secure a fixed denture.
Inlays and onlays are for situations that require more than a dental filling but not a full dental crown. They treat damage or decay on larger areas of the tooth’s surface. Onlays are used to take care of large stretches on the tooth’s surface, while inlays are used between the tooth’s cusps.
Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues in adults today. What starts as mild inflammation of the gum tissue becomes an infection that creates pockets in the gums and can even lead to tooth loss. We treat mild forms of the disease with techniques like scaling and root planing. For severe cases, we typically recommend grafting or other surgical procedures.
Temporomandibular joint disorders impact the jaw joint and its function. You may notice symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, cracking and popping, and being unable to have full use of your jaw. We help determine the base cause of your specific TMJ case and create a treatment plan to get it taken care of.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you want to know more about restorative dentistry? Read answers to common questions patients have about restoring their smile:
Why is it important to restore missing teeth?
Patients who have one or more missing teeth are prone to problems such as:
- Difficulty eating
- Speech issues
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Further bone loss
If you have just lost a permanent tooth or are losing teeth due to a dental infection, please contact one of our dental offices. We will help you find the best option to restore your smile.
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
Most patients are good candidates for dental implants or an implant-secured dental bridge or denture. We will examine your smile before dental implant treatment to determine if you require gum disease treatment or bone grafting before your procedure.
The best candidates for dental implant treatment have healthy teeth or gums and enough bone tissue to support the dental implant posts. However, we can recommend treatments to ensure your candidacy for restorative treatment.
Do implant-secured dental bridges and dentures last longer than removable options?
Yes, dental implants provide strength and stability to dental bridges and dentures. Because implants fuse to the jawbone, they create a good foundation for dental prosthetics. Dental implants that support bridges and dentures last longer than their removable counterparts.
What is the main cause of TMJ?
There is not one main cause for TMJ disorder. TMJ problems come from many different factors. Some main causes are facial or jaw trauma, arthritis, bruxism, stress, and teeth misalignment. There are also times when the case of a patient’s TMJ disorder is unclear. It’s important to consult with a dental professional or specialist if you’re experiencing TMJ-related symptoms.
Is it too late to save my gums?
It is never too late to start saving your gums. You should visit a periodontist or dentist to start a treatment plan. Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease that a periodontist or dentist can cure. And even though there is no direct cure for advanced gum disease, a periodontist can put you on a more extensive treatment plan to help you manage it. Additionally, brushing and flossing your teeth twice and using an antibacterial mouthwash can help prevent further gum issues.
How long do an inlay and onlay last?
An inlay and onlay typically last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. The longevity will also depend on the materials the dental technician used to make them, your oral hygiene habits, and the location of the restoration in your mouth. Additionally, these treatments allow your dentist to remove less healthy tooth structure than traditional fillings. Inlays and onlays treatment offers better support for surrounding teeth. You should maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular dental checkups and cleanings to increase their lifespan.
Schedule a Dental Consultation With Us Today
Do you require restorative dental care?
Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a routine visit to our Lancaster dentist office online.
You may also contact our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or request a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.