Top Dental Restorations in Encinitas

Top Dental Restorations in Encinitas

Have you ever wondered what options were available for repairing broken, worn, or missing teeth? At Ablantis Dental, we offer a wide variety of restorative treatments to keep you smiling. Here are just some of the dental restorations available in Encinitas:

 1. White Dental Fillings

Composite (white) dental fillings are amalgam free and minimally invasive restorations. Since the composite material comes in a variety of shades, we can select just the right one to blend in with your tooth. White fillings are perfect for treating small cavities—including those on smooth surfaces, like your front teeth—before the decay expands deeper into the tooth.

Thanks to modern numbing medications, we can place your filling with little to minimal discomfort whatsoever. Once you smile, no one will be able to see that you’ve even had any dental work completed.

 2. Porcelain Dental Crowns

Crowns provide extra reinforcement when your teeth can no longer stand up to everyday biting and chewing. They cover the entire tooth on all sides as opposed to going inside of it like a filling. Our Encinitas dentist recommends crowns when the tooth has large cracks, cavities, or might otherwise give out during everyday use.

Getting a dental crown is a two-part process where we prep the tooth, take an impression, place a temporary crown, then bond the lab-made crown into place a couple of weeks later. We also place crowns on top of dental implants if you’re replacing an individual tooth.

 3. Dental Implants

Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them, dental implants are second to none. These restorations act like a tooth root, supporting a fixed crown or bridge on top of them to restore your smile. When you invest in dental implants, you get to enjoy a restoration that can last for the rest of your life.

Dental implants are extremely durable, so you can eat whatever you want to. Their strength also means they can be paired together to anchor multi-tooth restorations, up to a full arch of teeth.

Opting for dental implants means you can restore missing teeth without needing to alter the structure of the teeth on either side. Plus, there are no removable prosthetics like dentures involved.

 4. Dental Bridges

Bridges are the traditional tooth replacement treatment. They attach on top of the teeth on either side of your missing tooth, suspending an artificial crown between them (“bridging” the open gap.) Dr. Cortadi can also place bridges on top of dental implants if you’re missing several teeth in a row. Tooth-supported bridges are ideal if you’re only missing one or two teeth, as long as you have healthy teeth on either side of the missing one.

Dental bridges work well for our patients who do not want or qualify for a dental implant. Like crown treatments, bridges usually require two appointments to prep and place them. Our Encinitas dentist will have the restoration matched to your surrounding teeth so that the ceramic blends in with your overall smile.

 5. Inlays and Onlays

Sometimes called “lab-made fillings” or “three-quarter crowns,” these restorations are not nearly as well-known as their crown or filling counterparts. They play an important role for our patients who need more protection than a filling but don’t quite require the full coverage of a cap. Inlays and onlays can be made out of materials like porcelain or gold. Although they aren’t extremely common, Dr. Cortadi may occasionally recommend them for specific situations.

Affording Restorative Dentistry (Encinitas)

Ablantis Dental works closely with your insurance carrier to help you maximize the benefits included under your dental plan. We also offer flexible payment options so that you never have to wait or worry about how to afford the dental care you need. As we review your choices for dental restorations, Encinitas patients can select the options that best fit their budgets.

Restorative Dentistry Near Me

For quality, gentle restorative dentistry (Encinitas) call Ablantis Dental. Dr. Cortadi will be happy to discuss your treatment options and weigh the advantages of which ones are most appropriate for your smile. Contact our office today to reserve your appointment!