Restorative procedures are the most important part of a dentist’s skill set because, as well as maintaining a visually aesthetic appearance, a restorative procedure’s main focus is on improving the function of different structures in the mouth. Experience and skill in this area of dentistry is crucial because patients often come to us during an emergency in which their teeth have been severely damaged. As your San Francisco dentist, Dr. Sean Moran‘s goal for his patients is to help them regain the ability to chew and speak with no pain and return their self-confidence with the beauty of their smiles.
Implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw. Because there is always a perfect fit, implants are almost the same as having your natural teeth back again. To qualify for implants, you’ll need healthy oral tissues and jawbone ridges that are in good shape. If you’re suffering from tooth loss, let’s discuss whether implants are an option for you.
Bonding is similar to sculpting individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing. Bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries.
Turn “metal mouth” into a natural smile.
Replace old crowns and bridges with metal-free restorations. There’s a huge difference between metal fillings and our new porcelain restorations that reflect the translucence of natural teeth. Your new metal-free crowns, inlays and bridges won’t show wear or cause opposing teeth to erode, and fitting the crown or bridge is a breeze.
The term “dental sealant” or “tooth sealant” refers to a plastic which a dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth as a means of helping to prevent the formation of tooth decay (“cavities”).
In the past, teeth were most commonly repaired with amalgam (silver) fillings or gold restorations. Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, teeth can be restored with a more aesthetic and natural appearance. There are different types of cosmetic fillings currently available. The type used will depend on the location of the tooth and the amount of tooth structure that needs to be repaired.