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Restorative Dentistry

Santa Monica Bay Dental

Dentists located in Santa Monica, CA

Are you embarrassed or handicapped by missing, broken, diseased, or damaged teeth? If so, discover the possibilities with restorative dentistry at Santa Monica Bay Dental, located in Santa Monica, California. The Los Angeles-area practice offers a variety of natural-looking options to restore the function and beauty of your smile, including dentures, crowns, fillings, bridges, and full-mouth reconstructions. To learn more, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry focused on restoring the function and health of your smile. Restorative dentistry can fix teeth after tooth loss, tooth decay, or tooth damage. Restorative dentistry seeks to salvage and preserve natural teeth as much as possible.

Examples of restorative dentistry procedures include:

  • Composite dental fillings
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Implant-retained dentures
  • Same-day dental crowns

To perform procedures such as these, Santa Monica Bay Dental makes use of technology and advancements in dentistry. 

Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them, or your smile has been destroyed by an oral disease, there’s a solution for you in restorative dentistry.

What happens during a restorative dentistry consultation?

During your first restorative dentistry consultation with Santa Monica Bay Dental, the team begins by performing a thorough oral exam and taking X-rays of your teeth. They also take time to talk to you about your goals for treatment.

Based on the state of your teeth, your goals, and your medical history, they then recommend a comfortable and natural-looking treatment for you.

Can you get restorative dentistry if you’re afraid of needles?

Using the Solea® laser, the practice can restore teeth without the pain of needles and without the nerve-wracking sound of a drill. The Solea laser allows for painless dentistry without any additional cost.

The Solea laser also makes restorative dentistry quicker and easier. For example, it can:

  • Cut through soft tissue for a frenectomy or gingivectomy in 15 seconds
  • Cut through enamel, including bone and tooth colored fillings
  • Numb the tooth without anesthetic in seven seconds

Solea allows your team to perform procedures like crown lengthening and prepare for crown placement in seconds to minutes, rather than hours to days. For example, normally, procedures like crown lengthening require four weeks of recovery time. In contrast, with Solea, your team completes the procedure that same day.

If you’re unhappy with your smile or the function of your mouth has been hindered by damage to your teeth, you’re a candidate for restorative dentistry. With the right treatment and the right team, you can regain the confidence to smile, laugh, eat, and speak with abandon. To find out how Santa Monica Bay Dental can help you, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.