Yuba City, CA
Restorative dentistry is the practice of rebuilding, strengthening and restoring teeth following decay, breakage or trauma. At Magnolia Modern Dentistry, our goal is to provide the education and tools to help our patients be successful in continued oral health. With this information, even the most diligent patient, can experience problems. When problems arise we offer a wide variety of restorative dental procedures to help. Our team at Magnolia Modern Dentistry can review the problem and working together we can create a treatment plan that will work best for you.
Some of the most required procedures we offer include:
The most common dental problem is the development of cavities, or caries, due to decay. We can remove the source of decay and then rebuild the tooth using a composite filler known as a dental filling. Composite resin is a tooth colored blend of quartz and resin. It is stronger and more durable than the product used in years past. We can use it to repair damage from decay, but we can also use it to make other simple repairs through a process known as dental bonding. With composite material, we can close gaps, fix chips and more.
Sometimes referred to as a cap, a dental crown is a customized, tooth-shaped device that can be matched to the bite of a damaged or weakened natural tooth. It entirely surrounds and encases the tooth, sealing the natural structure safely inside and greatly extending the life of the damaged tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to restore teeth that are entirely missing. Crowns are used to anchor dental bridges or can be used in combination with a dental implant to restore a single tooth without interfering with neighboring teeth.
With advancements in dental technology, it is now possible for us to take impressions and create a crown right in our office using the CEREC program. We are able to take a digital impression or mold, which is then processed through our software and transferred to a milling machine onsite. This means that we can create a dental crown while you wait! It is an effective way to get tooth restorations quickly.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that we use to replace missing teeth. It consists of two dental crowns on either end to anchor a pontic, or false tooth between. We can restore up to three missing teeth with the same customized device. The crowns on each end are the support for the bridge, they can attach to either a healthy tooth or a tooth implant to provide the needed stability.
A rapidly increasing in popularity restorative procedure is the placement of a dental implant. It’s not a tooth, but a rebuilding of the root of a missing tooth. A dental implant is a threaded titanium post that we can surgically embed directly into the jawbone. Resembling a screw in both size and shape, a dental implant is designed to capture a lot of bone material, and as the bone heals it will grow around the threads bonding the two together for a firm hold, making the implant a strong and stable device. Once healed, we can attach a dental crown, bridge, partial denture or even a full denture to it for permanent stability. The number of implants needed for the restorative work being done can be discussed at your appointment.
At Magnolia Modern Dentistry, we understand that losing your teeth can be traumatic, as it creates significant changes in the foods you eat, your speech, or even how you feel in social situations. Rest assured, you have options. You do not have to live with loose, poor fitting dentures. Dentures today have come a long way. Implant supported dentures combine the stabilizing use of implants with your denture device, meaning they can stay permanently in place. We are happy to discuss a removable bar supported full denture which utilizes a thin bar that connects multiple implants allowing the denture to snap on and off, or the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. You don’t have to be frustrated with traditional dentures.
Partial dentures, like a dental bridge, is used to restore few missing teeth, but unlike a bridge they are removable. Partial dentures are held in place using clasps that attach to nearby teeth. Some patients like the ability to remove their partial denture for cleaning and care. A full denture is also removable, but can be stabilized with dental implants. A full denture is used to replace all of the teeth on a single arch. It consists of pink plastic to resemble gum tissue and then a full set of false teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Inlays and onlays created using the same material as a dental crown, but instead of entirely encasing the tooth, they are designed to cover only the damaged portion. They are sometimes called a ¾ crown. Inlays are customized to fit inside a tooth, often to fill the area where a large cavity exists. Onlays are customized to fit an outer portion of a damaged tooth, often following breakage of the tooth.
We perform a root canal when the inner portion of the tooth has become infected. Bacteria can find its way inside a tooth through a cavity or if the tooth experienced a crack or other breakage. Once bacteria has hit the pulp area, the body can not fight it, so infection will rage. Often patients experience considerable pain, though pain levels can vary. Root canal therapy is a therapeutic procedure of gaining access inside the tooth and removing the bacteria, which includes removing the pulp. We then flush the area with an antimicrobial, fill it with a rubber like material and close the tooth back up. In most cases, the tooth is then covered with a crown to provide it an added layer of protection.
The extraction of a tooth is the removal of a tooth. It may be necessary due to poor placement, being impacted, or severe decay. In general, extractions are categorized as either simple (non-surgical), and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.
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