Gentle Treatment for Damaged Teeth
Restore Your Smile in Carmel Valley
Whether you have a damaged tooth due to decay, teeth grinding, or oral trauma such as a slip and fall, the team at Carmel Valley Dental is here to help. Dr. Lindsay Bancroft is an experienced restorative dentist. At our office, which is conveniently located in Carmel Valley, we focus on restoring the function of your bite as well as the natural beauty of your smile. To learn more or schedule your consultation, give us a call at (858) 755-3780 today!
Restore Decayed Teeth
Composite vs. Amalgam Fillings
At our office, we offer gentle, convenient fillings for decayed teeth. If you have a cavity, it’s important to get a filling right away to prevent further damage to your tooth. Delaying treatment may eventually require you to have a crown placed instead, or to get a root canal if your tooth becomes infected.
We offer both composite and amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings have been used for decades, and are made of a blend of metals like silver, tin and mercury. They are strong, durable, and cost-effective. However, since they are gray in color, they can affect the appearance of your smile. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are a newer dental technology. They are made of a special type of tooth-colored dental resin and are designed to match the natural color of your enamel. This means that they fit seamlessly with the rest of your smile and look completely natural after treatment.
Cover and Protect Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are usually recommended if your tooth is severely damaged or has a cavity that is too large to treat with a traditional filling. A dental crown is a type of prosthetic tooth that is made out durable porcelain which covers your existing tooth structure. Each dental crown is custom made at a dental lab to ensure proper fit and function. During the placement process, your tooth will be trimmed to support the crown. The crown, which is matched perfectly matched to the shade of your teeth, will be securely cemented into place. It covers up the entire natural tooth, all the way to the gum line. This protects it from further damage, and restores both the natural appearance of your teeth and the function of your bite.
Replace Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge may be right for you. A dental bridge consists of two crowns, which attach to two healthy “abutment” teeth on either side of your missing tooth. One or more pontics (false teeth) are suspended between the healthy crowns. These false teeth literally “bridge” the gap where your missing tooth used to be. If you are interested in restoring your smile but are not interested in a partial denture or a dental implant, a dental bridge may be right for you.
Start Smiling Again
With Restorative Dental Care in Carmel Valley
If you have been putting off treatment for a dental issue, there is no better time than now to prevent further damage! At Carmel Valley Dental, we want to help you get the healthiest, most beautiful smile possible. If you are in the Carmel Valley area and are in need of restorative treatment, stop by our office at 12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 206, San Diego, CA 92130 or call us at (858) 755-3780 to speak with a member of our team.