Restore Or Replace: Second Chance with Dental Technology in Oceanside

dental technology in Oceanside

Here at Oceanside Dental Excellence, we love to inform our patients that there is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the lucky owner of a set of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. However, if you are like most California residents, you will probably need to restore a tooth eventually. Today’s post looks at six restoration procedures that can be implemented with dental technology in Oceanside.

A Porcelain Veneer
These wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or correct the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked. Our cosmetic specialists create flawless porcelain veneers that will complement your unique smile.

A Filling, Inlay, or Onlay
This procedure has been used to restore teeth for over a century, although the materials and dental technology in Oceanside have advanced far beyond the old way of performing this procedure. One fairly new option is a white filling replacement for metal fillings. A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab, they are usually called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are commonly smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Dental Bonding
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to repair chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies pliable composite resin and molds it to the exact shape needed. The resin is then hardened with a special curing light.

A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal and teeth with acute decay. Crowns can be made of all metal such as gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are yet another perfect example of how dental technology in Oceanside has improved restorative dental procedures. Furthermore, many dentists consider a tooth implant to be the ultimate restoration because it restores the entire tooth – both root and crown. Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Another positive is the fact that an implant can prohibit bone recession which is common at an extraction site. Dental implants are used in a variety of applications such as anchoring dentures and dental bridges.

For more specifics about any of these procedures, call Oceanside Dental Excellence at 760-439-3400.

Contact Oceanside Dental Excellence:

760-439-3400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3762 Mission Ave Ste 104
Oceanside, California
92058