Restorative Dentistry
in Modesto

Dental Issues That Require Restorative Care

At Downey Park Family Dentistry in Modesto, we specialize in restorative care. Restorative dentistry is primarily concerned with repairing teeth that have been damaged or replacing teeth that have been destroyed or lost due to gum disease, tooth decay, or oral injuries. If you have a missing or damaged tooth, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Corey Acree.

Repair Cavities

Composite Dental Fillings

Fillings are often the best way to treat cavities. During the filling procedure, we will remove the damaged enamel and repair your tooth with a tooth-colored composite resin, restoring both your natural smile and bite.

At our office, we use composite (tooth-colored) dental fillings rather than metal (silver) fillings. Composite fillings provide better cosmetic results, since they can be matched with the natural color of your teeth. Additionally, composite fillings require the removal of less natural enamel, and bond very tightly to your teeth, which strengthens them and ensures a long lifespan for your filling.

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Periodontal Care

If you are experiencing issues like receding gums, gums bleeding when brushing, inflammation, sensitivity, and discoloration around your gums, these are all signs that you may have gum disease.

We provide periodontal care such as scaling & root planing (deep cleaning) and antibiotic treatment to eliminate oral bacteria and halt or reverse the progression of gum disease. Schedule your consultation now, and get the treatment you need to restore your healthy smile.

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Bridges

Bridges use two or more crowns that are fused together and attach to your healthy teeth on either side of the opening or gap where your missing tooth used to be. These crowns support one or more pontics (false teeth) that are suspended between them. Bridges are a cost-effective alternative to implants, and are more durable and convenient than partial dentures, making them a good choice if you’ve lost one or more teeth.

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Dentures

We offer both full and partial dentures at Downey Park Family Dentistry. Full dentures require the removal of all of your remaining teeth, so they are only recommended if most of your teeth are already damaged or missing. They are an affordable and convenient way to restore your smile.

Partial dentures use metal clips to attach to your remaining healthy teeth, and restore one or more missing teeth. Like full dentures, they are very affordable and convenient. At Downey Park Family Dentistry, we specialize in comfortable, custom-made dentures.

Benefits of
Restorative Care

Even if you have a small dental issue that isn’t causing oral pain, it’s important to get restorative care in order to avoid more complications. If left untreated, dental issues will always get worse over time. Small cavities will turn into more serious damage, the first stages of gum disease will progress into periodontitis (which is irreversible), and other issues will begin to cause pain. Come in for restorative care as soon as you notice an issue in order to:

Avoid More Complications

If you do not get help for a dental problem as soon as possible, it will get worse over time, eventually interrupting your daily life. Pain, infection, and more tooth damage usually occurs. Missing teeth that are not replaced can cause your adjacent teeth to shift toward the empty space, causing long term occulsal (bite) issues. Getting restorative care right away ensures that you avoid worse issues later.

Get Out of Pain

A damaged or infected tooth can cause you serious pain, discomfort, and other health issues. With restorative dentistry, you can eliminate your pain and get back to your day-to-day activities. We use powerful numbing agents and oral conscious sedation to keep you comfortable throughout the entire restorative process.

Restore Your Smile Today!