"Restorative Care" is a broad term, encompassing everything from a single tooth-colored filling to complex full mouth rehabilitation and regeneration. At Seaside Dental, our doctors have the training and experience to help you achieve optimum health, and will work with you to evaluate the health of your teeth, bone, and gums, as well as your temporomandibular joint or TMJ, muscle function, and occlusion, which is the way that your bite works at rest and during functional movements. In a truly healthy mouth, every aspect of the orofacial complex should work together in harmony. Are you ready to start?
Dental wear happens throughout our lifespan, and accelerates later in life. This process is known as attrition, and can be due to a number of different factors. We can help mitigate and reverse the effects of aging on your teeth, and restore your smile to a youthful appearance.
Your bite and the way it functions, which dentists refer to as "occlusion," is integral to having healthy teeth. If your bite is off, or if you have misaligned teeth or a clenching or grinding habit, the enamel on your teeth will wear, chip, and flatten. Proper restorative care, even for a single small filling, should take your bite into consideration, and our doctors have extensive training in the field of occlusion.
Seaside Dental is an amalgam-free practice, meaning we exclusively use composite, tooth-colored fillings to restore cavities. We utilize the best composite products on the market, which provide us with excellent cosmetic results, as they will match the natural color of your teeth perfectly. We believe that when it comes to your teeth, there is no substitute for quality!
If we need a larger restoration to help repair your teeth, full crowns or partial coverage crowns (also called onlays), are a wonderful option. Modern ceramics, which we can design and create in-house using 3D CAD/CAM technology, allow us to conservatively restore your teeth with a cosmetic and durable restoration, removing only the affected part of the tooth, and preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
We also still utilize traditional "bridges" in our restorative treatment plans. A bridge is an effective and proven treatment option for replacing a missing tooth, where a new ceramic crown is cemented to two adjacent teeth. Although implants are ideal for most patients, in some cases bridges may present a better option. If you happen to need a tooth replaced and would like to discuss your options, please give us a call!
We are here for you when you need it most! Whether it's a toothache, knocked-out or damaged teeth or crowns, a facial injury or trauma, or any other kind of dental emergency, we can help. We provide same-day treatment for anything from root canal therapy to oral surgery. Give us a call at (858) 452-5520 or stop by our office in La Jolla at 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A105.