Restorative Dentistry

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Restorative Dentistry2018-08-28T17:48:12+00:00

Restorative and Comprehensive Dental Care

Beautiful woman smiles for the cameraWhen your smile begins to break down, we’ve got you covered. Monrovia Family Dentistry provides in-house services that strengthen, restore and replace your teeth so that you can keep on smiling.

Our goal is to help you prevent disease, improve appearance, and offer minimally invasive treatments. Read more about the restorative services that we provide:

  • Dental Implants

  • Tooth Colored Fillings

  • Porcelain Crowns

  • Full and Partial Dentures

  • Multi-Tooth Bridges

Are you interested in a service that you don’t see listed? Call Monrovia Family Dentistry to discuss your options with one of our treatment coordinators, or see one of our dentists for a customized care plan that fits your needs.

Dental Implants: Modern Tooth Replacement

Patient learning how dental implants workDental implant therapy has come a long way over the past several decades. In fact, it is now regarded as the optimal method of tooth replacement for patients with healthy, disease free mouths.

What is a Dental Implant?

Implants are prosthetic tooth roots that function as stand-alone replacement teeth. They are even stronger than natural teeth, able to support a single or multiple-tooth prosthesis.

The Implant Process

Your implant process starts with the implant being surgically placed into the jaw. After your implant is installed, it will take about 3-6 months for new bone to form around the implant and secure it in place. This is called osseointegration. Once stable, an abutment is placed over the implant, which will then support the fixed restoration.

Types of Implant Restorations

Dentist showing camera teeth model and how dental implants workAn implant can support just about any type of dental prosthesis. Crowns, bridges and even full mouth (All-on-4) dentures can be permanently supported onto an implant.

Regardless of how many teeth you’re missing, implants are an excellent way to feel like you have a natural smile again. Schedule a consultation to find out if implant therapy is an option for you.

Tooth Colored Composite Fillings

Man smiles white teeth for the cameraWhite dental fillings are an excellent way to improve aesthetics while also ensuring the integrity of your smile. Unlike traditional metal fillings, our composite restorations blend right in with your smile and are color-matched to blend right in with the teeth that they are bonded to.

Minimally Invasive Fillings that Strengthen Teeth

Composite fillings require less tooth preparation than traditional fillings. Only the damaged area needs to be removed, because the composite bonds directly to porous tooth structure. This prevents the need for a wedged shape being needed inside of the tooth to retain the filling.Blonde woman with great smile after restorative dental procedures

Over the course of time, the composite filling also releases fluoride particles into the enamel around it, reducing the risk of recurrent tooth decay.

Once your filling is completed, you won’t even be able to tell where it is. Our dentists choose from dozens of tooth colored materials to create fillings that resemble the shade closest to your healthy enamel.

Symptoms of a Cavity

Do you need a filling? Cavities may be completely unnoticeable except through x-rays or a clinical exam. However, some cavities can cause symptoms like sensitivity to hot and cold, sweet foods, chewing or biting pressure, cool air, etc.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Monrovia Family Dentistry right away to schedule an exam. The earlier you seek out care, the simpler it is to repair your smile.

Full & Partial Dentures Bring Back Smiles

Elder lady with great smile and breakfastIf you’re a Monrovia area resident who is looking for the right dentist to assist you with restoring your smile, then Monrovia Family Dentistry is the right place for you. Our dentists work with you to create customized prosthesis that will:

  • Fit Comfortably Without Pastes or Adhesives

  • Provide You with the Durability that you Deserve

  • Replace All or Several Teeth with One Appliance

  • Look and Feel as Closely to Natural Teeth as Possible

Full Removable Dentures

Upper and lower teeth model denturesA full denture is a prosthesis that replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw at one time. Full dentures can be immediate or conventional. Conventional dentures require that you heal from any extractions prior to the denture being delivered. Immediate dentures are placed the same day that your teeth are extracted, but will need to be adjusted to your fit after healing has occurred.

Partial Dentures

Our partial dentures are an excellent choice if you have any remaining healthy teeth. The partial clasps around these teeth, holding it firmly in place throughout the day. Because it has other teeth to help secure it, partial dentures take up far less space inside of your mouth.

Which prosthesis is right for you? Our dentists are more than happy to discuss your options with you. Call us to find out more.

Porcelain Crowns Offer Durability & Aesthetics

Hand with gloves holding partial dental crownsA dental crown is a full coverage restoration that preserves brittle, fractured teeth that are unable to withstand normal use any longer. They cover the entire tooth surface above the gumline and are usually made of porcelain materials that match your other teeth. Crowns are useful for teeth that have:

  • Been Treated with a Root Canal

  • Experienced Trauma like a Fracture or Crack

  • Aesthetic Concerns

  • Large Cavities Fillings that Need to be Replaced

Your Crown Process

Rendering of how dental crowns are installedThe crown treatment process typically takes two appointments. At the first visit we will remove any damaged portions of the tooth, shape it for optimal crown support and then take an impression of the tooth. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to prevent any sensitivity while the permanent crown is being made. About two weeks later you will return for a short visit where the permanent crown is bonded into place.

Monrovia Family Dentistry works with many different insurance companies, making it easier for you to afford your dental crown treatment. Financing options are also available. Call us for more information!

Bridges Replace Missing Teeth & Improve Function

Dentist sharing dental x-ray resultsIf you’re missing one or two teeth, fixed bridges offer you a reliable way to replace them. A dental bridge uses functional crowns on either end to support the one or two false crowns suspended between them. The teeth on the ends are anchored onto healthy teeth that are adjacent to the missing tooth, “bridging” the space between them.

What to Expect from Bridge Treatments

Your bridge treatment will take two appointments to complete. During the first visit, the adjacent teeth will be prepped for supporting a bridge and then an impression is made. This impression is sent to our laboratory, which will create a customized bridge prosthesis for your mouth. In about two weeks the bridge will be ready to install and you will return for a try-in and bonding of the prosthesis.

Caring for Your Bridge

Close up shot of dental bridgesIt’s important to take proper care of your bridge so as to maintain the health of the teeth that support it. Cleaning under your bridge and around the roots of the healthy teeth is key. Our hygienists will assist you in using aids that make it easy for you to keep areas like these and others cleaner, providing you with extended oral health benefits.

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