Restorative Dentistry in Camarillo, CA
For over 30 years, Woodcreek Dental has been providing patients with the kind of confidence and comfort that only a full and healthy smile can bring. Whether you suffer from tooth decay, TMJ issues, or have teeth that are cracked, broken, or missing, we can help you to find the solutions to your dental problems through our restorative dental services.
For patients who suffer from mild to moderate tooth decay, dental fillings are typically the preferred method of restoration. In the dental filling procedure, your dentist will remove the decayed part of your tooth and then fill the area in using a composite resin material that is designed to perfectly match the appearance of your natural teeth. Receiving a dental filling is generally a quick and easy procedure that will also help to alleviate tooth pain and sensitivity, all while fully restoring tooth function.
In places where the tooth is significantly decayed or damaged, but enough of the original structure still remains, your dentist will likely suggest a dental crown. A dental crown is a simple prosthetic cap for your tooth that is designed to look and function just like a real tooth does. The dental crown procedure involves the total reshaping of your tooth so that the crown can fit comfortably into your mouth. The crown is then bonded to the remaining tooth, restoring it to full functionality.
Dental bridges are used to replace adjacent teeth that are broken or decayed. A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns on the outside with a pontic — or false tooth — in the middle. They are commonly made from metal, porcelain, or a combination of the two. In patients who have multiple adjacent teeth missing, dental implants can be used to support a bridge instead of a series of dental crowns.
Dentures: Complete, Partial, and Custom
Dentures are a non-invasive restorative dental solution in which a removable appliance designed to replace one or more missing teeth is fitted to the patient’s mouth. The most commonly used materials in dentures are acrylic, porcelain, and composite resin. Dentures are an option for anyone who is in need of dental restoration but would like to avoid any surgical procedures.
Inlays and Onlays
When damage or decay is too significant for a filling, but not significant enough for a crown, either an inlay or an onlay can be used to restore the tooth. An inlay is used to replace decayed or damaged teeth that maintain their cusps, while an onlay can be used to replace one or more damaged or decayed cusps. An inlay or onlay procedure requires a mold to be created to fit the tooth and is generally completed within two treatment sessions.
Sometimes it may be necessary to remove a tooth altogether in order to maintain oral health and prevent potential infections from developing. A tooth extraction may be performed when the tooth is decayed or damaged beyond repair. However, this procedure may also be performed in cases of periodontal disease, as a solution to impacted wisdom teeth, or as a means of eliminating overcrowding. The two types of tooth extraction most commonly performed are a simple extraction, in which only a local numbing agent is administered, and a surgical extraction, in which the patient has anesthesia administered prior to the procedure.
Before suggesting an extraction, your dentist will exhaust all of the available options in order to save your natural tooth. A root canal is a final option. Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal is a procedure in which the pulp and the nerves of an infected tooth are removed and the hollow tooth is then filled in. This is done in order to rid the tooth of bacteria that will eventually cause enough decay that the tooth will need to be extracted.
Temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, is a condition in which the TMJ, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, is injured, causing chronic or severe pain in your head, face, jaw, neck, and shoulders. We help to diagnose issues with the TMJ and provide solutions through medications, changes in diet, and recommended exercises.
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