Alex H. Mendoza, D.D.S.
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in San Jose, CA
If you have missing or damaged teeth, restorative dentistry provides a safe and effective way to prevent further problems while restoring your biting and chewing abilities. At Japantown Dental in San Jose, California, Alex Mendoza, DDS, and the team provide restorative dentistry on-site, including fillings, crowns, bridges, and full-mouth reconstructions. If you dream of having a healthier, more attractive smile, schedule an appointment. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a friendly staff member today.
Restorative Dentistry Q&A
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a branch of oral health care that uses prosthetics like bridges and crowns to address damaged and decaying teeth, receding gums, and other related problems.
It helps improve the function of your teeth and jaw while boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
What are the types of restorative dentistry?
The team at Japantown Dental offers various restorative dentistry services, including:
If you develop a minor cavity, the team might recommend a dental filling. Before applying a dental filling, your Japantown Dental provider carefully removes the decaying portion of your tooth. Afterward, composite resin is applied to the weakened portion of your tooth. The resin dries, restoring your tooth to its near-original shape and appearance.
The team uses dental crowns to repair teeth damaged by severe decay, accidents, or injuries. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings used to repair molars or premolars. The team at Japantown Dental bonds a crown to the top of your affected tooth. With proper care and regular check-ups, crowns last between 10-15 years.
If you lose a single permanent tooth, consider a dental bridge. Dental bridges help repair a gap in your smile. There are four types of dental bridges, but the traditional dental bridge is the most popular. A traditional bridge contains two dental crowns and an artificial tooth.
The team at Japantown Dental bonds the crowns to your healthy abutment teeth, restoring your smile as well as your ability to bite and chew.
If you have several cavities or multiple missing teeth, the team might recommend a full-mouth restoration. A full-mouth restoration combines several restorative techniques to improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Full-mouth restorations typically take more than one appointment.
Will I benefit from restorative dentistry?
Only a qualified dentist can determine if you will benefit from restorative dentistry. Following a comprehensive oral exam, a discussion of your goals for treatment, and a review of your oral health history, the team at Japantown Dental can develop a customized care plan to align with your needs.
For restorative dentistry in a welcoming, inclusive environment, schedule an appointment at Japantown Dental. Book a consultation online or call the office to speak with a friendly staff member today.