Dr. Carol Jin has been providing San Ramon residents with the best in restorative care, and she welcomes you to experience what quality, comprehensive care feels like. You no longer need to accept a smile that is less than ideal. With our comfortable surroundings and family-friendly professionals, you just may be more relaxed than you ever thought possible at a dentist’s office.
What Is Restorative Dental Care?
If your smile has been compromised because of decay, fractures or deterioration, then tooth restoration can help bring out the best in your teeth. With restorative dental care, your dentist will restore or repair missing, broken, damaged or misaligned teeth.
Who Needs Restorative Care?
While teeth are incredibly durable and withstand tremendous wear and tear in a person’s life, they are not indestructible. When trauma affects your mouth, it can damage anything from a portion of a tooth to an entire tooth or several teeth. Thankfully, with modern dentistry and skilled professionals working to address the problem, your teeth can be repaired and brought back to their original state, or better. In some cases, restoration practices are used for those who want to improve the alignment of teeth for both visual and functional purposes.
What Procedure Will I Need?
Your restoration will depend on the specific issues you are facing. Dr. Carol Jin will perform a thorough oral examination to see which procedure is right for you. The following restoration procedures are regularly performed out our office.
Fillings –A decayed tooth is removed and replaced (filled) with silver amalgam, gold, or a composite resin filling. Resin fillings can be colored to match your tooth, providing a natural look.
Root Canals – When a tooth becomes badly decayed or infected, the nerve and pulp must be removed. After this is done, then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further problems.
Crowns – A replacement tooth forms a cap that is placed over the damaged tooth, thus restoring its original size and shape. It also helps retain the tooth’s strength and appearance, or is used to hold the bridge in place or cover an implant.
Bridges – These false teeth are designed specifically to “bridge” any gap created by a missing tooth (or teeth). Bridges are permanently cemented into place.
Implants – A small metal post is placed into the bone socket of a missing tooth, effectively replacing the tooth’s root. The post is then covered with a replacement tooth (crown) for a restored look.
Dentures – These replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues are made of acrylic resin and are removable. In some cases, a partial denture is used when some of the natural teeth still remain.
Whatever your restoration needs, Dr. Carol Jin will get you on your way to achieving the beautiful smile of your dreams. Call today to make an appointment to discuss your options.