What Types of Restorative Treatments in Whittier Do We Provide?
Some cosmetic procedures are also classified as restorative treatments. These include dental veneers and composite bonding. We’re going to focus on procedures that are needed to restore tooth structure instead of procedures that are strictly cosmetic.
This is the most common type of restorative procedure. Your Whittier dentist will remove the decay, disinfect the tooth, and place composite bonding material into the tooth. After shaping and light-curing the filling, your tooth will look as good as new.
A dental crown may be necessary in cases of broken teeth or those with cracks.
If a crack is not addressed, it will get progressively deeper. The crack itself can irritate the pulp (nerve tissue), but it can also be a passageway for bacteria to travel straight to the pulp chamber and cause irritation or infection. A crown supports the tooth structure and prevents the crown from progressing.
Broken teeth can change your bite, something that can lead to excess pressure on other teeth, making them susceptible to cracks and fractures. Additionally, a fractured tooth is likely to continue to break down over time due to bite pressure. A crown can support the tooth and even your bite.