Restorative Dentistry in Beverly Hills
Restorative dentistry is a necessary part of dental care. These procedures and treatments work to repair and replace teeth, improve chewing function and eliminate oral health concerns. Restorative dentistry, from tooth-colored fillings for tooth decay to dental implants for missing teeth, is crucial to a healthy mouth.
Dr. Steven Goldy is a renowned Beverly Hills restorative dentist known for his attention to detail and perfectionism. He has been at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry for over 30 years and uses high-quality materials and advanced technology to deliver healthy and beautiful smiles.
Are You a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
People with tooth decay or damage are eligible for restorative dentistry, and it is their best hope for improving oral health. Restorative dentistry addresses dental problems identified during regular exams and teeth cleanings. Whether you have a minor cavity needing a filling or several broken or missing teeth, restorative dentistry is your best chance to improve eating, speaking and chewing difficulties and eliminate tooth pain. These procedures are crucial to prevent further damage.
What Are the Benefits of Restorative Dentistry?
Dental restorations often last decades before needing repair or replacement. Some options, such as dental implants, may last a lifetime. Restorative dentistry gives you many advantages, including:
- Restores ability to chew and eat, eliminating food limitations
- Better speech clarity with a complete set of teeth
- Reduce the risk of further dental problems
- Increase the aesthetic appeal of your smile
- Improve oral health
Seemingly minor dental issues can lead to devastating consequences for your oral health. Poor dental hygiene leads to tooth decay and gum disease that may worsen and cause tooth loss. One missing tooth begets more missing teeth as the remaining structures shift to fill the gap and are affected by the spread of decay or bacteria. Restorative dentistry ends this cycle by treating the affected areas for healthier gums, teeth and oral tissues.
What Does Restorative Dentistry Entail?
This process depends on the type of dental problem and its severity. While cavities may be filled in a single visit, other restorative dentistry procedures require multiple appointments to place permanent dental restorations. Dr. Goldy strives to provide a painless, comfortable experience for each patient in a luxurious setting. He will discuss the details of the restorative procedure required to give you a healthier and better-functioning mouth.
We offer tooth-colored fillings and can replace old fillings that are failing or decaying with this newer option. Dental fillings remove the tooth damage and fill the area with a composite material to prevent further decay or injury.
Dr. Goldy uses Emax (all-ceramic), Zirconia and porcelain dental crowns to protect a vulnerable tooth structure after a large cavity is removed or significant damage is found. These durable caps go over the remaining tooth and are sealed to stop future issues.
These restorations fill in the damaged tooth area when the cavity or tooth damage is too extensive for a filling but not severe enough to warrant a dental crown. Inlays fill the area between cusps on the tooth’s biting surface, and onlays extend over these points.
Root Canal Therapy
Severe cavities or tooth cracks can reach the pulp inside the tooth. Root canal therapy eradicates the spreading infection by removing diseased pulp, nerves and blood vessels. Dr. Goldy then cleans and disinfects the area and fills it with composite material or a crown to prevent more damage.
A titanium post is implanted in the jawbone to replace a lost tooth root that connects to a dental crown. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
A dental bridge replaces a single tooth or a row of missing teeth by anchoring an artificial tooth to the adjacent teeth using dental crowns. Implant-supported bridges may be available to strengthen the jawbone with an artificial tooth root made of titanium.
These dental restorations replace an arch of teeth after significant tooth loss or teeth extractions. Partial and full dentures may be removable or supported by dental implants.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Results from restorative dentistry depend on the type of dental work and your oral health. The primary goal is to improve oral health and mouth function, but a better-looking smile is an added benefit. Generally, you can expect improved oral health and speaking, eating and chewing abilities. With proper dental hygiene and regular dental care, dental restorations can last several decades.
Contact Dr. Steven Goldy in Beverly Hills
If you have damaged or missing teeth, schedule a dental exam to discuss how restorative dentistry can improve your health and smile. Contact Dr. Goldy at our Beverly Hills office at (310) 550-1511 or fill out our online contact form.