Cosmetic Dentists & Family Dentists located in Morgan Hill, CA
Restorative dentistry aims to improve your smile’s appearance and function. At Shorey Dentistry in Morgan Hill, California, cosmetic dentist Robert Shorey, DDS, and his team work closely with you to design beautiful and functional restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also work with a local oral surgeon and specialists to restore your smile using dental implants. Book your appointment by phone or online at Shorey Dentistry to learn more about restorative dentistry today.
Restorative Dentistry Q&A
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to the replacement or repair of missing or damaged teeth. At Shorey Dentistry, the team offers several advanced options for restorations using high-end technology for planning, design, and manufacturing.
Extensive tooth damage can leave you prone to tooth breakage and other complications like sensitivity and pain. In cases like these, Dr. Shorey recommends one of several restorative treatment options.
Losing a tooth also carries complications. A gap in your smile isn’t just a cosmetic issue. It can compromise your speech and make it hard to eat or chew. Additionally, your other teeth can drift into the gap, causing new or worsening misalignment.
What goes into the planning for restorative dentistry?
Dr. Shorey and his team use their state-of-the-art in-office lab to design and create restorations that fit perfectly, function like normal teeth, and look natural when placed.
During your consultation, Dr. Shorey reviews your history and takes X-ray images to identify any problems. He also uses information from the X-rays and photographs to foresee potential complications that could occur during treatment.
After taking images and assessing your facial structure, Dr. Shorey shows you a preview of your results. He uses his artistic skills to design your restorations with the highest quality materials. He also listens to your input at every point in the process to integrate your preferences.
Which types of restorative dentistry can I get?
Restorative dentistry encompasses many treatments and dental prosthetics. He creates many custom restorations in the practice’s lab, which is in the same building. Dr. Shorey might recommend:
Dental crowns attach to damaged teeth or to dental implants. They protect compromised teeth, anchor a bridge to replace missing teeth, or replace a tooth as part of a dental implant.
Dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth using either crowns, a framework, or implants for support.
All-on-4® dental implants
All-on-4 dental implants are skillfully designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Rather than using one implant per tooth, All-on-4 relies on four evenly-spaced dental implants placed by a local surgeon. Then, Dr. Shorey and his team attach a custom, durable prosthetic to the implants.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, call Shorey Dentistry or book a consultation online for professional restorative dentistry today.