Renewing Oral Health & Dental Beauty with Restorations in Danville, CA
Teeth are strong, designed to endure constant use and the intense pressures of biting and chewing. Often, these capabilities go unnoticed until dental pain, discomfort, or other issues impact the way we talk, eat and smile. Whether due to an accident, decay, gum disease, or extraction, tooth loss or damage can have long term effects on your oral health and overall wellness if not appropriately treated. Fortunately, this is where restorative dentistry comes in.
At the dental office of Michael Kriston, DDS, our skilled Danville, CA, dentist is renowned for his ability to combine the science of dental care with the art of restoring smiles. Backed by over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kriston can provide exceptional smile rejuvenation treatments using top-quality dental restorations. Whatever your restorative needs, we have the knowledge, proven treatment techniques, and advanced technology to renew your smile once more. Contact Dr. Michael Kriston today for an appointment!
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Dental Restoration Services Provided by Dr. Michael Kriston
Our available solutions for smile restoration include:
While Dr. Kriston and his team love helping individuals regain a beautiful and healthy smile, we also understand that sometimes, the thought of needing dental care can be intimidating. Therefore, we are happy to provide nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options, which can be completely customized to your needs. Our dentist is board-certified in conscious sedation, allowing him to alleviate anxiety and maximize your comfort throughout complex treatment.
Why Do Teeth Need Restoring?
While we encourage you to practice routine oral hygiene every day and night, your smile can still be affected by infection, injury, and decay. If left to progress, even the smallest chip or crack in a tooth can grow larger, increasing the chances of bacteria entering or spreading to other healthy, surrounding teeth.
Oral bacteria and infection can access other areas of the body through the mouth, thus leading to other health complications. For your dental and overall health, restorative dentistry is an essential aspect of keeping you and your smile healthy.
5 Ways Restorative Dentistry Can Renew Your Smile
From tooth decay and wear, to gum infection and missing teeth, restorative dental care is designed to treat these issues effectively and much more.
With restorative dentistry, Dr. Kriston can:
- Treat multiple dental problems
- Restore essential bite function
- Eliminate dental pain & discomfort
- Help save teeth from infection & extraction
- Restore aesthetics
Preserving Oral & Dental Health with Root Canal Therapy
While root canal therapy tends to have a negative stigma, the truth is that it’s a straightforward procedure designed to save natural teeth from possible extraction.
Without treatment, tissues around your tooth become infected, and an abscess can form. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal can cause swelling that may spread to other areas of the jaw, face, neck, or head. Bone loss around the tip of the root can also occur, possibly resulting in tooth loss.
When severe damage or infection has compromised a tooth, root canal therapy works by removing the afflicted nerve and pulp tissue inside the root canal chamber to eliminate the infection. Once removed, the pulp chamber is cleaned and sealed with an antibacterial material. Depending on your case, the tooth is protected with a filling or crown restoration for renewed beauty and strength.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Each tooth in your smile plays a vital role in your oral health, dental beauty, and daily function. The loss of even one tooth can lead to difficulties when speaking, biting, and chewing. The inability to chew and digest food properly can lead to malnourishment and more significant problems affecting your overall wellness.
Additionally, when teeth are missing, so are their roots. Tooth roots are responsible for providing your jawbone with the consistent stimulation it needs to remain full, functional, and healthy. The longer a tooth is missing, the more the bone in your jaw will weaken and resorb due to the lack of stimulation. This, in turn, can cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place and natural facial features to sag, contributing to a prematurely-aged appearance.
If you've lost a tooth or several due to an injury, advanced gum disease, or prior extraction, tooth replacement is highly recommended by our team. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Kriston works closely with some of the top oral surgeons in our area for the placement of dental implants.
What are Dental Implants & How Do They Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implants consist of three essential components: the titanium post, the connecting abutment, and the final customized restoration.
Once surgically inserted into the jawbone, dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots as they fuse naturally with living bone and tissue in a process called osseointegration. This fusing allows your implants to become a permanent part of your jawbone, restoring stimulation and providing a secure foundation for your attached restoration. Our dentist will work with you and a trusted oral surgeon who can ensure you receive precise placement and reliable results.
Completing Your Smile with Implant-Supported Restorations
After enough time has passed for your gums to heal properly from placement, it’s time to complete your smile by attaching your custom restoration. As a renowned dentist who specializes in cosmetic producers and aesthetic restorations, Dr. Kriston is proud to provide the following dental prosthetics:
- Porcelain crowns for replacing one missing tooth in your smile
- Fixed bridges for restoring two or more missing teeth in a row
- Partial dentures for replacing multiple missing teeth
- Full dentures for replacing up to an entire smile of missing teeth
Versatile Dental Restoration with Porcelain Crowns
While porcelain crowns are often used to replace a single missing tooth, they can also be used for much more! Crowns are tooth prosthetics specifically designed to mimic all the characteristics of a natural, healthy tooth. They work by encasing vulnerable teeth which have been damaged due to wear, decay, or trauma. These lifelike restorations are ideal for protecting the structure of teeth while also helping to improve strength and natural appeal.
What is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?
A porcelain bridge is a common method for replacing several missing teeth. They can either use surrounding, natural teeth as the foundation or be attached to two or more dental implants. Dental bridges quite literally “bridge” the gap between remaining and missing teeth.
Complete & Partial Dentures: What’s the Difference?
If you have few teeth remaining in your upper or lower jaws, partial dentures can provide you with a new and full smile. A set of natural-looking replacement teeth rest on a gum-colored acrylic base that uses a metal frame-work or dental implants to secure them in place.
Complete dentures are ideal for restoring an entire smile of missing teeth. Like partial dentures, these restorations consist of artificial teeth attached to a natural-looking base of gum-colored acrylic. Complete dentures, however, house a full set of porcelain teeth for replacing all missing teeth in your smile. They use natural suction, adhesives, or four to eight dental implants posts for lasting security.
How Innovative Technology Improves Restoration Dentistry
Dental diode lasers, also referred to as soft tissue lasers, are suitable for procedures that involve contouring excess gum tissue and treating gum disease. Laser technology allows for a wide range of dental treatment possibilities as they can help our dentist perform intricate procedures safely, effectively, and with absolute precision. Because lasers purely focus on the areas in need of treatment and work by cauterizing gum tissues in a virtually painless way, there is no bleeding and healing times are greatly reduced.
During gum countering procedures, our dentist can correct an overabundance of gum tissue through a procedure sometimes referred to as aesthetic gingival recontouring. After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Kriston uses our diode laser to reshape your gum line creating a more symmetrical appearance. Reshaped gumlines are also healthier and easier to clean. This is because the pockets or spaces between your gums and teeth are reduced helping to prevent infection.
Restore Your Smile and Overall Wellness Today!
As your trusted team for restorative dentistry, our Danville, CA, dental team focuses on the accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of issues involving your teeth and gums. For over 30 years, Dr. Michael Kriston has helped countless individuals in our community and beyond achieve healthy, confident smiles through exceptional restorative dentistry. Contact us at the dental office of Michael Kriston, DDS today to regain the full, functional, and beautiful smile you were always meant to have.
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