Dental Restorations in Long Beach
While there have been many advancements made in oral health care, teeth are still prone to infection or decay. In the event of significant decay or dental trauma, Dr. John Cho and his team provide a number of restorative dental treatments that help return your smile to a healthier state.
At John H. Cho, DDS, our talented team restores teeth in a minimally invasive way that helps patients achieve the results they desire. We want each patient to feel comfortable and be informed of the various treatment options available to them so they can choose the method of treatment that meets their needs.
Benefits of Dental Restorations in Long Beach
Dental restorations serve to preserve the current health of a tooth or multiple teeth by repairing a damaged tooth to its natural size and structure. This allows the remaining healthy teeth to function normally, which helps prevent more severe damage such as chips or cracks and bone resorption.
Common reasons patients seek restorative dental treatments include:
- Fill in gaps between teeth
- Correct or improve misaligned bite
- Restore functionality
- Repair damaged teeth
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Improve old dental treatment
- Improve speech and digestion
What do Dental Restorations Entail?
Treatment varies depending on the type of dental restoration a patient seeks. Many restorative treatments are painless and can be completed in just one dental visit. Few treatments require a series of appointments to obtain the right function and aesthetic.
Dental Implants – Dental implants typically require a series of appointments from planning to placement of the restorative crown. A dental implant is a biocompatible metal post that integrates into the jawbone to serve as new tooth roots. This serves as a base to secure a permanent prosthetic, such as a crown or denture.
Crowns and Bridges – Crowns and bridges have been used for decades to replace missing or decayed teeth. There are a variety of restorative materials Dr. Cho can use to produce your restoration, ranging from the extra-durable zirconium to highly customizable porcelain.
Inlays and Onlays – In the event that a patient chips a tooth, the area can often be repaired using an inlay or onlay. These restorations fill in or fit over the damaged area and renew its appearance and function.
Tooth-Colored Fillings – Amalgam fillings were once the go-to method for filling cavities, but with recent innovations, there are now composites strong enough to replace older amalgam fillings. The composite material is designed to resemble natural enamel, which makes cavity fillings almost undetectable.
Schedule Your Restorative Consultation Today!
If you’re considering restorative dentistry in Long Beach or neighboring areas and want to learn more about the treatment options Dr. Cho and team offer, give us a call! Whether you need to address damaged teeth or need to replace a few, our treatment plans prioritize your health and satisfaction. We look forward to improving your smile!