Dental restorations are designed to restore damaged, decayed or otherwise compromised teeth. Our Westlake Village dental restorations expert can use dental fillings, inlays, onlays and porcelain crowns to restore the appearance, function and health of teeth. We offer consultations that help you better identify your options and make the most appropriate choices for your dental health.
Dental Restorations Westlake Village
Our expert in dental restorations in Westlake Village offers numerous restoration options, including:
• Dental fillings
Tooth-colored dental fillings are one of the most attractive ways to treat cavities. In the past, amalgam fillings were used to restore teeth with cavities, but the fillings darkened over time and left an obvious restoration. Tooth-colored fillings are made to match your teeth precisely for a subtle, natural look.
Dental inlays are also known as indirect fillings. They are used when a cavity or area of damage inside the cusps of the tooth is too large for a traditional filling. Because they are crafted in a dental laboratory, you will generally need two dental visits with our Westlake Village dental restorations expert.
Onlays are similar to dental inlays but are generally recommended when one or more of the cusps of the tooth are missing.
• Porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns are used when a tooth has suffered severe damage. A crown fits over the entire visible portion of the tooth and restores its shape, size, function and appearance.
• Dental bridges
If one or a few teeth are missing, our expert in dental restorations in Westlake Village may recommend dental bridges, which are supported by porcelain crowns on natural teeth or dental implants.
Dentures may be appropriate for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth and can be supported by implants for greater security and improved dental health.
• Dental implants
An artificial tooth root, dental implants fit into the jawbone and can be used to support the prosthetic tooth, which may be porcelain crowns, a dental bridge or full or partial dentures.
Contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule your next consultation with our Westlake Village dentist.