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Lost A Dental Crown?

Dental Crown in Sacramento, CA Get a replacement crown today. A dental crown is a reliable restoration used to fix a damaged tooth. However, they aren't perfect. Sometimes they can fail unexpectedly and fall out. Whenever a crown falls out, it can be a stressful event. You may be concerned about your appearance, and it may inhibit proper eating or speaking. A missing crown is also an odd sensation to experience, just as any sudden change in your mouth would be. The most important [...]

By |2023-05-16T08:00:12-07:00May 16, 2023|Restorative Dentistry|

Diastema… Closing The Gap!

What Is A Diastema? A diastema is a technical term for a gap between your teeth, especially the front two incisors. In recent years, with celebrities such as Michael Strahan embracing their natural smile, diastemas have become more acceptable and mainstream. Furthermore, many people find it endearing or feel that it provides a distinguishing feature. How Is A Diastema Fixed? Although there is nothing wrong with having a gap in your teeth, many people choose to have it closed. And today, with modern cosmetic [...]

By |2022-10-18T08:00:11-07:00October 18, 2022|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Cracked Tooth Treatment

Do You Have A Cracked Tooth? Whether superficial, structural, or painful damage, seek treatment now! Anyone who's ever had a cracked tooth can tell you that it can be a distressing situation. However, tooth cracks (fractures) are easily fixable with a range of effective and modern options. Call us today at (916) 483-5900 to schedule an appointment! What causes a cracked tooth? Cracked teeth can result from many different situations. Any traumatic blow to the mouth or teeth can cause injury, as well as [...]

By |2021-08-10T08:00:54-07:00August 10, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Dead Tooth FAQs

What To Know About A Dead Tooth What is a dead tooth? A dead tooth is a commonly used phrase for a tooth that has lost its blood flow and nerve function. Other terms for this condition include non-vital, pulpless, or necrotic teeth. What causes it? A dead tooth can occur whenever the tooth pulp becomes compromised. The structure of a tooth is made up of three distinct layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp. Enamel, the outermost layer, provides strength when chewing and resistance against [...]

By |2021-07-27T08:00:46-07:00July 27, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Tooth Sensitivity

Is Tooth Sensitivity Causing Problems? Find Treatment for Tooth Pain and Discomfort Tooth sensitivity can be a recurring issue that results in pain or discomfort when eating the foods you love! Don't live with the irritation and sensitivity any longer. Call (916) 483-5900 for a consultation. Tooth sensitivity may have several different causes, but it's usually due to some variety of damage or decay to your teeth. Possible Causes of Tooth Sensitivity Enamel Loss Tooth enamel provides vital protection. When it's lost, problems are [...]

By |2021-06-22T08:00:47-07:00June 22, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Inlays and Onlays for Your Teeth

To Repair Damage and Restore Function Inlays and Onlays help your teeth look and perform their best! Inlays and onlays are both dental restorations to repair damaged teeth or larger cavities. They are often the best choice when chewing teeth (molars or bicuspids) that already have a filling experience more decay in the affected area. The main difference between an inlay and onlay is the portion of the tooth they restore. An inlay lies within the cusps of the tooth, while an onlay replaces [...]

By |2021-04-27T08:00:38-07:00April 27, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Cosmetic Bonding & Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic Bonding in Sacramento, CA Fix minor imperfections or completely transform your smile! When teeth show signs of aging, cosmetic bonding can provide dramatic results! Like many other types of cosmetic dentistry, bonding can be used as subtly or extensively as you desire. We can use the composite tooth-colored material to fix minor imperfections, or completely transform teeth with a smile makeover. We place the bonding material in a thin layer over discolorations or use it to build up multiple layers for larger repairs. [...]

By |2021-02-09T08:00:38-08:00February 9, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|

How To Get Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Sacramento, CA We can use implants to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are the strongest treatment method available to replace missing teeth, and typically it is a two-step process. First, we use a medical-grade titanium implant as a replacement root. Then, we use the implants to anchor restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. The results? Patients who receive implants can expect greatly improved chewing ability, as well as the aesthetic benefits of a restored smile! Where to begin: Only [...]

By |2021-02-02T08:00:40-08:00February 2, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It's a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. So replacing a missing tooth with a bridge, or repairing a broken down tooth with a crown, is important for your dental health. How They Work A crown (or [...]

By |2020-04-14T08:00:01-07:00April 14, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|

Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns

What is the difference between Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns? They all strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but generally, the type of restoration we use is determined by the extent of the damage. Inlays - Inlays are used when a cavity has grown too big to be treated with a traditional filling. Made of porcelain and milled to perfectly fit your tooth, the inlay lies within the cusps of the tooth's chewing surface. Onlay - Onlays are usually slightly larger and encompass some portion [...]

By |2019-12-17T08:00:14-08:00December 17, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|