Restorative Dentistry

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Happy couple at the beachWhile our primary goal is to keep your natural teeth healthy for as long as possible, we understand that our patients are human, and that sometimes, disease, decay, and accidents happen. Thankfully, we offer a number of durable and natural-looking restorations to restore your smile in form and function. Learn more about restorative dental procedures:

Composite Fillings

Fillings are a common type of restoration used in dentistry. They are a simple treatment that our dentists, Dr. Brett Lent, Dr. Tricia Feist, and Dr. Roger Lent, can use to restore and help provide strength to a tooth that has damage to its structure that is not significant enough to require a crown.

Crowns

Dental crowns are an effective way to help you keep your tooth’s natural roots, while providing more stability to the surface of the tooth. Dental crowns are sometimes viewed as a cosmetic dental procedure, but most importantly they are a very strong a restorative procedure. At Santa Monica Bay Dental, we can complete your dental crown in our office with little to no pain and minimal recovery time.

Bridges

At Santa Monica Bay Dental, we can replace missing teeth using a fixed bridge. One of our highly skilled dentists can customize a false tooth, or multiple false teeth, using a a bridge connection between two healthy teeth or dental implants. Filling in gaps is important to the future health of your mouth.

Dentures

A denture is a fixed or removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent structures. Most dentures are made from a combination of synthetic materials like acrylic resin and metals. There are two basic types of dentures: complete dentures (all teeth in an arch are missing) and partial dentures (multiple teeth missing in an arch).

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Sometimes, due to trauma, infection, or decay, a patient will require a full mouth reconstruction. Also referred to as full mouth rehabilitation as well as restoration, full mouth reconstruction is a restorative process meant to repair all the teeth in your mouth at the same time or in a planned phased manner. Injured teeth, fractured teeth, and teeth that have been significantly eroded by acid – the kind in soda, or the type that is present from acid reflux disease are some of the possible situations that require this type of reconstructive procedure. Patients experiencing continuous jaw, head, or muscle pain might also require a full reconstruction in order to provide them with a bite that better fits their needs.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth not only make it difficult to eat and talk, but they also can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. Today there is no reason to deal with missing teeth as we offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options to meet the needs of every one of our patients. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, the dentists at Santa Monica Bay Dental are ready to help you determine the best replacement option for your situation. While every patient has a different circumstance, the one thing that everyone has in common is the need to find a replacement option that is comfortable and convenient.

Root Canal Therapy

No one likes to hear the words “root canal,” but in all reality, the procedure is a necessary one if you want to save your natural tooth. The good news is that today, root canal treatment is nowhere near as invasive or painful as it was in the past. At Santa Monica Bay Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure your comfort as well as the success of the procedure. The root canal procedure is a very beneficial process that clears out any decay or infection and allows you to keep your tooth’s natural roots, which helps to prevent bone loss and further dental health issues.

If you’re ready to restore your smile in form and function, give us a call at Santa Monica Bay Dental today at (310) 736-2277.