What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dental care repairs broken down and damaged teeth and helps patients reestablish their oral health. Treatment can provide solutions for common issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. From simple solutions like dental fillings to more complex procedures like dental crowns or implant crowns, restorative treatments by your dentist in Valley Village can get your oral health back on track.

Dental implant illustration

Dental Fillings

Decayed teeth that have been damaged by cavities or other oral health issues can be repaired with dental fillings. Depending on the location and extent of the damage, different materials can be used to create fillings, such as composite resin, gold alloys, metal amalgam, porcelain, and glass ionomer cement. If you think you may have a cavity, schedule an appointment to get it checked out as soon as possible. Early detection can prevent the decay from spreading and compromising your overall oral health. This can also keep you from needing more invasive procedures such as root canal therapy or extractions down the line.

Inlays and Onlays

When a decayed tooth is too large for a dental filling but not big enough to require a crown, dental inlays can restore the extent of the damage.Dental onlays provide a similar function, however, they restore the chewing surface of a tooth. Both dental inlays and onlays can be made from gold, porcelain, composite resin, or another tooth-colored material to improve the look and function of your smile.

Lab-Made Crowns

Lab-made dental crowns are “caps” that cover damaged teeth. Using modern dental materials and high quality dental labs will create a customized crown to restore your tooth decay.
While you wait a few weeks for your permanent crown to be made, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the meantime. Once the lab sends us your finished crown, you’ll return to our office in Valley Village for the final placement. We’ll make sure it fits perfectly so your new restoration looks great, feels comfortable, and functions seamlessly.