Dental restorations are used to restore the teeth to their original state. This could be in terms of contour, size, structural integrity, or strength. Although metals like gold, silver, and amalgam were the most widely used materials to fabricate dental restorations, we at Spa Dentistry have adhered to tooth-colored restorations in recent times, owing to all the advantages they offer.
Here are some of the commonly used dental restoration services we offer:
Dental crowns are the most versatile dental restorations to date. They resemble the appearance of natural teeth from the outside but are hollow on the inside. They are placed on teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, extremely weak, or severely worn out to restore their strength, functionality, and aesthetics.
Dental veneers are very simple restorations placed on the frontal surface of the teeth. They are custom-fabricated to mimic the contour of the teeth and are bonded with the help of dental adhesives. Veneers cover up the surface imperfections on the teeth such as extreme discoloration, cracks, chipping, or exposed root surfaces. They also reshape naturally misshapen teeth.
Dental bridges are made from tooth-colored ceramic, a customizable, durable, and strong material. Bridges are bonded in place of missing teeth and are held firmly with the help of dental crowns on either side. Since bridges do not require surgery to be placed, they are probably the simplest means of replacing a lost tooth.
Dental implants are the closest alternatives for missing natural teeth. They are placed directly in the jawbone with the help of a grooved metal implant stud. Implants restore both oral functionality and aesthetics, and their extreme strength and durability make them the most sought-after solution for teeth replacement.
Dental fillings are placed in cavities caused by tooth decay. They are made from either dental-grade ceramic or tooth-colored composite resin, both of which are biocompatible materials. Fillings demonstrate excellent sealing properties and prevent the cavity from being reinfected. They are known for their simple and convenient procedure and their exceptional longevity.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays are ceramic restorations used as an alternative for fillings. They are custom-fabricated according to the contour of the cavity and bonded in place with the help of dental adhesives. Onlays are popularly called half-crowns. They are used to restore the worn-out cusp or biting surface of a tooth.
Tooth-colored composite resin is used as a restoration for reshaping chipped teeth. The resin is applied to the teeth in multiple layers and hardened using a suitable curing light. Bonding is also used to fill cavities, cover the exposed root surfaces, treat cracked teeth, or cover the extreme discoloration on teeth.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Spa Dentistry in San Jose, CA to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (408) 270-7723 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.