Dentist in Rosemead, CA area offers restoration of the smile
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we provide Rosemead, CA area patients with quality restorations as necessary to maintain the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile. Many things can happen to the smile over the years, including the loss of teeth, disease, decay, and trauma that can negatively affect the way the smile looks as well as the way it functions. This is why we encourage patients to take the time to learn about restorative options available in our dental facility.
Dr. Brianne Luu is a dentist who offers restoration services, and can do so in a variety of ways. Below are just a few of the common restorative treatments available in her family-friendly practice:
Crowns are versatile and used in many situations. They can be made to cover a natural tooth that is weakened or damaged. They may be utilized over dental implants to act as a false tooth, or they may be bonded with false teeth to create a dental bridge. These are made with porcelain to look just like the existing teeth within the smile.
The gold standard of tooth replacement is dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone and restored over the top with a bridge, crown, or even full denture, depending on the needs of the patient.
Dentures are a common, economical way for patients on a budget to repair their smile after tooth loss or extraction. Dr. Brianne Luu offers both partial and full dentures.
Bridges are a great middle-of-the-road option for patients who can’t decide between dentures or dental implants. Dental bridges are more permanent than dentures but not nearly as expensive as dental implants.
Inlays and Onlays
When patients have an area of decay that is extremely large, it may not be effectively treated with conventional fillings. However, patients may need something more conservative than dental crowns, in which case Dr. Brianne Luu may suggest the use of inlays or onlays. These porcelain restorations are used in situations just like this to repair natural tooth enamel.