Dental trauma often comes in varying stages. For instance, in it’s beginning stages, tooth decay can be considered a minor issue. A simple filling can repair cavities for a very long time, if not a lifetime. However, if you delay repairing or miss detecting a cavity, more serious dental trauma will result requiring more extensive repairs. Our Auburn dentist, Dr. Matson, is ready to help you with all sorts of restorations, from filling cavities to providing brand new teeth with dental implants. Consider these restoration procedures for your own dental needs:
A cavity occurs when the enamel is significantly damaged by decay. A filling procedure removes the decay and fixes the tooth.
Crowns or “caps” cover over a tooth that is too damaged for a filling, inlay or onlay to repair. Crowns come in a variety of attractive materials.
If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge fills the gap by using teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Implants may be used to attach a bridge effectively restoring multiple teeth at once.
Many dental restorations are made more secure with the use of dental implants. Implants meet the highest standard of reconstructive dentistry for a number of distinct reasons. Read more about the various types of implants available from your Auburn dentist, Dr. Matson.
Dentures are one of the longest standing and most reliable methods for restoring missing teeth. Dentures are available with many convenient options. They can even be placed with implants, so the dentures “snap in” or “snap on”. Learn more about dentures here.
For more information about how our Auburn dentist performs each of these procedures, and why they may be necessary, study this section of our site.