Restoration Dentistry Restorative Dentistry can correct the simple dental problems that sometimes arise. If the situation is not severe, a filling or reshaping of a tooth can be accomplished right in our office. In cases where more work is required, restorations created in a dental laboratory may be used to restore the teeth. This would include porcelain crowns and veneers, inlays, onlays, fixed bridges and dental implants. Porcelain Veneers are thin shells made of durable porcelain that are custom designed at a dental laboratory for each patient. The veneers are made according to the size, shape, and color that have been specified by the dentist to accommodate each patient’s needs. They are bonded to the front of the teeth to camouflage any imperfections and to create a beautiful smile. Crowns are used to cosmetically enhance the smile, to repair and restore broken and decayed teeth, and to restore teeth with large fillings or fillings that are fractured. A tooth that has had root canal therapy may also require a crown. Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. However, not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene. Give us a call at (818) 368-8522 to discuss your options or simply request an appointment at the top right of the screen.