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Restorative Dentistry in Fremont, Ca.
At Dr. Cortese and Dr. Selway’s office, we are dedicated to providing your entire family with dental care worth smiling about. Along with high-quality family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, our Fremont, California practice also performs preventative and restorative dentistry to ensure you have strong, healthy teeth and gums, and an attractive smile. Contact our Fremont office today for more information regarding restorative dentistry treatments.
Types of Restorative Dentistry
Tooth decay, infections, and injury can result in missing or severely damaged teeth. Restorative dentistry, performed in our comfortable Fremont office, can mend a broken smile and repair many types of mouth damage you may have sustained.
If you have missing teeth, Dr. Cortese and Dr. Selway might recommend a dental bridge to ‘bridge’ the gap between your existing teeth. A dental bridge can help resolve chewing or speech problems associated with a missing tooth or teeth. Similarly referred to as fixed partial dentures, bridges ensure that existing teeth do not shift, which can cause bite or jaw problems in the future. The gaps are filled with realistic-looking, artificial teeth, for a natural-appearing, complete smile.
Also referred to as ‘caps’, a dental crown is permanently fitted over a cracked, chipped, damaged, decayed, or discolored tooth. Dental crowns provide comfort and support for damaged teeth while masking unsightly impurities. Porcelain crowns are durable and look identical to the natural tooth. Using the revolutionary CEREC® 3D machine, the procedure can be completed in a single, convenient visit to our serene Fremont office.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures can restore your smile to appear full and healthy again. Dr. Cortese and Dr. Selway are skilled in administering both partial and full dentures, which increase your ability to chew normally, and prevent sagging of the cheeks and lips. Modern technology allows us to custom fit dentures to your mouth and gums while ensuring they match your natural tooth color.
Reasons for Preventative Dentistry
While brushing and flossing are both important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, it is just as important to schedule regular dental visits for cleaning, fluoride treatments, and full oral examinations. If you do not maintain good oral health habits on a regular basis, you may require one of the following procedures:
Periodontal (gum) disease can have serious consequences if untreated. Not only can you lose teeth due to infected gums, other serious health problems such as jawbone loss may occur. If detected early, we can help reverse damage caused by gingivitis, which is why we encourage regular visits to our Fremont dental practice. If discovered too late, cosmetic dentistry can restore the appearance and health of your mouth.
Endodontics (Root Canal)
Within each of our teeth, a long, thin strand of pulp that extends to the root of a tooth provides our teeth with nutrients. A cavity on the outside of the tooth can sometimes cause the pulp to become infected, killing the nerves and consequently killing the tooth. In order to save the tooth and avoid a serious jaw infection, a root canal is required. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is relatively painless, thanks to modern advances in effective pain control.
In extreme cases when a tooth cannot be saved, it may be necessary to perform an extraction. An extraction is often used as preparation for a restorative dental procedure such as an implant.
Restorative and Preventative Dentistry Technologies
We use the most advanced dental equipment to maximize comfort and convenience during your visit with us, including:
- CEREC® 3D allows for the restoration of damaged teeth in a single office visit.
- Soft tissue laser treatment for a faster, easier and focused treatment of a specific area.
- Ultra-sonic scaler to clean your teeth with a controlled, high-pressure stream of water during a routine visit.
- CAESY Patient Education System is a DVD designed to inform you of the dental procedures that you will undergo, relieving any anxiety.
Learn More about Restorative Dentistry
If you are ready for a beautiful, healthy smile, we are standing by to help. Contact our Fremont practice for more information on preventative and restorative dentistry. A qualified representative will respond immediately.