Which restorative dentistry option is right for you?
Robert I. Hlavac, Dental Corporation in Concord, CA
You Can Get Your Healthy Smile Back
Do you have one or more teeth that are severely damaged? If, for any reason, you have a tooth or teeth in need of fillings, root canals, or any other restorative work, we can help you. At Robert I. Hlavac, Dental Corporation, we take pride in the restorative dentistry work we do for our Concord patients. We will do absolutely everything in our power to save an entire tooth or to save as much of a tooth as possible.
Whether you need a filling and a single partial crown or you are in need of root canals, extractions, and dental implants, we are here for you to give you excellent restorative dentistry services in Concord. Your dental health is directly related to your overall health, and we are passionate about helping you improve your health and wellness.
If you have mild tooth decay that has only penetrated the enamel of a tooth and has not yet reached the pulp, we can stop its progress and return your tooth to a healthy state by removing the decay and filling the cavity for you. You can choose between metal fillings made of amalgam or cast gold, or you may want a filling that’s the same color as your teeth and won’t show when you smile or open your mouth.
For tooth-colored fillings, we will use a composite resin to fill the area of decay and repair your smile. Many patients prefer this method because composite looks better, but it also keeps your teeth free of potentially harmful mercury. Composite resin is the same material we use for tooth bonding, which ensures a strong, lasting filling that can be placed anywhere in your smile!
If the decay has reached the sensitive pulp beneath the enamel, you’ll need a root canal to remove the infected pulp and clean out the root canals of the tooth. After the tooth has been cleaned of infection, we will fill the canals and replace the pulp with a biocompatible material. Afterward, you will most likely need to have a crown made to build up and cover your tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
To restore a single tooth that is broken down or decays, you will usually only need a crown, which we can create in-house for you in a single visit. If you are missing a tooth, we may suggest a bridge, which is a single piece made to look like the teeth it will replace. Like a single crown, which is anchored to the tooth it replaces, a bridge can be anchored to the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Implants and Dentures
If a number of teeth are damaged to the point that we cannot save them, we may recommend dental implants or dentures. For implants, we will recommend an oral surgeon who can place the implant in your jaw. When the anchor has healed, we will install a crown over it, or we can install a permanent bridge over several implants if that’s preferable. You may also choose partial or full dentures instead of implants for your restorative treatment.
No matter the severity of your dental problems, we can help you with restorative dentistry in Concord. Call us today at 925-391-2718 to schedule an appointment and talk with Dr. Hlavac about your options for treatment.