Restorative dentistry is the managing of oral health problems and optimizing the functional and aesthetic state of the mouth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth. At Jeffrey Chu, DDS, we perform many rejuvenating treatments including fillings, root canal therapy, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implant repairs. Whether your teeth are damaged or in need of implants, we work with you to bring back confidence in your smile.
Replacing missing teeth with a dental implant, bridge, full or partial denture, helps promote dental health. Odd-shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque-causing bacteria to build up, so filling in empty spaces can help prevent cavities in the remaining teeth. When teeth are missing, it puts extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because there is not as much surface area to chew with. Additionally, implants prevent accelerated jaw bone resorption because they supply a replacement tooth root, promoting healthy bone development.
The Right Restorations for You
When deciding on a strategy for restorative dentistry, you will need to consider both your health and your budget. Dr. Jeffrey Chu tries to preserve your natural teeth before resorting to full or partial dentures or an implant. Many people prefer not to have dentures because you must remove and clean the devices regularly, and they can be prone to slippage. However, sometimes dentures are the better choice if you have many missing teeth and dental implants are not an option due to other health issues, or if there are financial restrictions.
Dental implants are usually made of titanium and are secured in place in the bone. Implants can support dental restorations which replace missing teeth. Some restorative applications include supporting crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants look and feel more like your natural teeth, so they are often the top choice for patients.
Contact Us for Restorative Dentistry
For patients in the Newport Beach area in need of dental restoration, Dr. Chu and his team offer a variety of options that will return health and confidence to your smile. We always discuss with you the available options and recommend the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating and maintaining your beautiful smile. Call us today for a comprehensive consultation.