As a general dental practice the doctors at our ValleyWide Dental are committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the complete oral health of our patients. Our check this treats all the members of our client families from the very young just getting their first primary teeth to the special dental needs of seniors.
Our dentist in 93550 is often called upon to restore a patient’s teeth that have become subject to decay, injury, gum disease or another dental condition. The most common condition that our doctors treat is restoring a tooth that has fallen victim to decay. Our doctor removes the areas of decay and the bacteria by drilling it out, leaving a whole in the tooth – the cavity. Our doctor fills the hole using a metal amalgam, which is a mixture of several different metals including tin, copper, mercury, silver and others. Amalgams have been in use to fill cavities for well over 100 years and been proven to be safe and highly effective. However, some patients don’t feel comfortable with the presence of mercury and don’t care for the metallic shadow that often shows through a tooth filled with amalgam. For these patients our practice offers composite fillings, which is a mixture of glass or ceramic in a resin material. These composites are tooth-colored so there is no shadow or discoloration. They are reliable and strong but used mostly for fillings on front teeth and in areas where the chewing pressure is not too great
If the decay is too great and the restoration is extensive our check this will place a ceramic crown on the tooth to protect it from becoming susceptible to new decay and to form a new chewing surface. The terms crowns and caps are synonymous and the crown is made of either porcelain on a metal frame or pure porcelain. Crowns are also used whenever a root canal procedure has been performed on a tooth, or as the upper part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, and to form the sidepieces in a fixed bridge. Make an appointment to see one of our doctors today.