There are many different ways to fix cracked, chipped, and decayed teeth. Restorative Dentistry focuses on the procedures that take place to correct these anomalies to keep your mouth healthy. Restorative Dentistry mirrors cosmetic dentistry in that they correct tooth abnormalities, but the difference is restorative dentistry restores teeth to replace and repair whereas cosmetic dentistry solely focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. The two do overlap in procedures and are similar which is why many restorative procedures provide cosmetic benefits.
Your teeth are a very important part of not only your oral health, but the health of your body. Bad oral hygiene can cause many different overall health conditions such as; cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory issues, and blood sugar fluctuations. By keeping your mouth healthy and clean you can avoid these risk and lessen the chance of catching an illness.
When restoring teeth, the goal is to preserve as much natural tooth as possible. Replacing missing teeth is also a benefit to oral health by restoring your smile as well as preventing bone loss. During diagnosis, Dr. Snow will assess the current condition of the teeth and determine which procedure would be best to repair and restore the teeth.
These procedures will fix and repair teeth to return your oral hygiene and health back to normal. Keeping up your oral hygiene prevents teeth from decaying or from plaque buildup that can lead to bigger and more serious dental issues.
Dr. Snow has been practicing Restorative Dentistry in Encinitas since 1994, and has the solution to your dental needs. Pacific Dental Center has an excellent dental staff that listens and understands the needs of individual patients, so you get the correct care while being comfortable.
We utilize CEREC® to provide our patients with same day restorative care. This saves time, money, and hassle by eliminating the need for multiple visits and temporary fillers.
Dr. Snow will remove the damaged section of your tooth, then take a three dimensional image of your tooth with the CEREC camera. The data transfers to a computer, from where we can design the filling or crown to be milled out of a ceramic block.
We use ceramic because it has proven to be durable and long-lasting. It also matches the color of teeth, providing you with a healthy, attractive smile.