Salinas Restorative Dentistry
Even one severely decayed, fractured or cracked tooth can rob you of a beautiful smile and, therefore, your self-confidence, as well. When you need a restorative dentist in Salinas, Dr. Klugman and his colleagues at Blanco Circle Dental Care are here to provide you with a comprehensive offering of procedures that will renew your smile. One of our restorative dentistry treatments is certain to repair, rebuild or replace your worn or damaged tooth.
As the name suggests, these fillings match the natural color of your tooth. But don’t think they are any less strong and durable than a metal filling. Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which consists of medical-grade plastics and glass filler. Not only are these fillings more attractive, they also bond to existing tooth structure, thereby preventing cracking and leakage.
Dental Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
When a filling is not sufficient, there are dental crowns, inlays and onlays. A crown is made to completely cover a damaged tooth above the gum line. Decay is removed and the tooth is reshaped to accommodate the crown. Inlays and onlays both rest on top of your tooth—inlays cover the area within a tooth’s cusps and an onlay reaches over the sides.
Crown and Bridge
An excellent choice for single tooth replacement, a crown and bridge combines the security of two dental crowns and the natural appearance of false teeth. Also called a fixed bridge, this device is created as one unit in our dental lab. The crowns are affixed to healthy teeth on both sides of the gap in your smile and false teeth span that gap.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
For patients who are missing several teeth, dentures and partials offer the same natural appearance as a fixed bridge but they are removable. A partial is recommended when you need to replace one or more teeth. Whether these teeth are consecutive or not, we can design your partial to fit comfortably between adjacent teeth. A full denture rests on top of your gum ridge in order to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. A gum-colored base supports false teeth that are custom designed and crafted to fit your mouth as well as your unique facial features.
Dental implants are now considered the gold standard for replacement, because they most closely replicate the natural structure of a tooth. An implanted post is surgically embedded in your jawbone and the attached restoration—a porcelain crown, bridge or denture—provides the appearance and performance of a real tooth.