Dental crowns are a very effective way to restore damaged teeth. They are made out of a tooth-like porcelain material in our in-house dental lab and are shaped like your natural tooth. Crowns are designed to be placed over your remaining natural tooth structure after the damaged area is removed. They restore the natural appearance of your tooth and prevent further damage to the underlying tooth structure, making them a great way to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities, oral injuries and more.
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 at our Modesto office, and are more durable and convenient than partial dentures, making them a good choice if you’ve lost one or more teeth.
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, our Modesto dentists specialize in comfortable, custom-made dentures.
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 into our Modesto dental office for restorative care as soon as you notice an issue in order to:
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.
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 at our Modesto dental office.