Myriad options to restore the health and appearance of a broken, damaged smile

Complete Health Dentistry of SoCal’s uncompromising attention to detail and relationship-based, personalized care helps to keep our patients’ mouths healthy and their smiles attractive. Dr. Erela Katz Rappaport works with individuals throughout Poway and southern California to restore their mouths to healthy function and a pleasing appearance. She does so with quality dental restorations.

Restorative dentistry explained

Modern dental technologies and materials allow us to rebuild teeth in a way where they can function indistinguishably from natural teeth. The rebuilt tooth also looks natural and feels that way in the mouth. A portion of a tooth that is lost or severely damaged due to decay or trauma can be rebuilt and replaced. Additionally, when root canal therapy and surgical endodontic therapies are not suitable to preserve the tooth, it can be replaced.

So, dental restorations can include both procedures used to make and replace lost or deteriorated parts of the tooth and treatments designed to replace the entire tooth. Dr. Rappaport has rebuilt smiles and restored oral health and function with:

  • Tooth-colored fillings to repair holes or cavities (a form of tooth decay)
  • Dental inlays and onlays, a conservative alternative to full crowns
  • Dental crowns to rebuild the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line
  • Dental bridges, partials, or complete dentures to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, and all the teeth in the upper or lower arch
  • Crowns, bridges, and dentures held in place by dental implants rooted in the jawbone (for single tooth replacement or to replace a mouthful of teeth)

Of course, your teeth are not the only part of your smile or mouth. Your gums, for instance, protect and support your teeth. They, too, can require restorative care. Gum disease erodes the tissues and can also break down the supportive bone in the jaw. With periodontal therapy and regenerative techniques, Dr. Rappaport can also promote gum healing and reattachment of the gums to the teeth.

Conditions ranging from misalignment to temporomandibular joint dysfunction can also impair the healthy function of the teeth. So, we may recommend oral appliances from orthodontic aligners to nightguards to restore healthy function and resolve symptoms such as pain.

There is no reason to suffer from an aching tooth or be embarrassed about your smile’s look-Call (858) 674-5954 to schedule an appointment at Complete Health Dentistry of SoCal. We look forward to restoring your healthy, confident smile today.