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Restorative dentistry just means fixing whatever has fallen apart. Most of our patients to be fair, don't need Full Mouth dentistry. They don't need reconstruction. They have a few fillings, they might have a few crowns or something, but our goal is to take whatever is there, get them into ideal shape, and then maintain that so that they don't need extensive treatment down the road some place.

Over time, teeth can fail. Even with excellent oral hygiene, cavities will happen. Teeth can become infected. You may lose adult teeth. When these problems occur, let Dr. Moores restore your smile at our Paradise, CA dentist office.

Call (530) 413-7002 to set up an appointment and get your smile back with our Restorative Dentistry Paradise, CA area dental office.

Know Your Options for Restoring Your Smile

Tooth-Colored Fillings – Dr. Moores can repair cavities by getting rid of the decayed enamel and filling it in with a composite material colored to match your existing teeth. With this tooth-colored filling, people will have a hard time even knowing you had a cavity. Even better, this helps stop the bacteria from getting inside your tooth and causing more damage.

Inlays And Onlays – Sometimes decay is too much for a simple filling to handle. In those cases, we turn to inlays and onlays. An inlay seals up damage on the surface of a tooth between the cusps, while an onlay may wrap over the side. Both are e.max, meaning they are made from a new ceramic material that’s attractive but strong.

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What is the difference between silver fillings and tooth-colored fillings? With the silver filling, what you do is, excuse the expression, you drill a hole in the tooth, and the hole has to be wider at the bottom than it is at the top, so the thing won't fall out. You pack the stuff in there. It's half metal, half mercury. When it hardens up, you shape it down and go home. You have to put a pretty big hole in the tooth, and it doesn't bond to the tooth, it just is in there with friction, so it's going to leak after a period of time. The thing that really gets me is that over a period of time, silver fillings will expand, and they'll break teeth. It's kind of like, you take a bottle of water, you stick it in the freezer, you go back in the morning. The water's turned to ice, the ice has expanded, and it's cracked the bottle. Amalgam fillings will do the same thing with teeth. We see it every day, all the time. With a tooth-colored filling, many times I can put a much smaller hole in the tooth. When I'm trying to fix it, how big a hole do you want me to drill in your tooth? A big one or small one? The tooth colored fillings are bonded to the teeth, rather than just plugged in there, so they're less likely to leak. They're less likely to have to be replaced. They restore probably 80-90% of the strength of the original equipment. Oh, by the way, they look a whole lot better than these silver things that are going to turn black over a period of time. It's a much, much better restoration.

Dental Crowns – A crown can restore function to a tooth that is severely decayed, cracked, or broken. It is made to blend in with the rest of your smile.

Dental Bridges – Replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge. Your new tooth is held between two crowns, which Dr. Moores will attach to the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap.

Dental Implants – Replace a missing tooth from the root up. The dental implant is inserted as a new tooth root. Dr. Moores will place a dental crown on top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. He can also attach a dental bridge or dentures to implants to replace several teeth.

Dental Veneers – These thin shells cover the front of your teeth, sealing up any cracks or similar damage. This helps prevent the damage from getting any worse as you continue to chew, bite, and use your teeth.

Root Canal Therapy – Dr. Moores can save an infected tooth with root canal therapy. In this procedure, we carefully remove the infection, seal the tooth, and then protect it with a dental crowns.

Call (530) 413-7002 or use our online form to have your teeth checked and repaired by Dr. Moores.

If you have any questions about how we can help with your dental care, or to make a new appointment, call us today at 530-413-7002 or fill out our online form.

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