Completing the Restoration Process
Understanding the best course of treatment can be a daunting process for a needing restorative dental care. When patients neglect to have advanced decay or infection treated in a timely manner, they could be susceptible to further complications, including tooth loss.
Dr. Richard Durando and our dedicated team ensure quality results when completing the restorative process for our patients in Menlo Park. Whether you’ve received cavity treatment, root canal therapy, or had a failing tooth removed, our dedicated team ensures you have a healthy and fully-functioning smile after treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Protecting Your Teeth After Restorative Care
For patients that have undergone root canal therapy or tooth extraction, Menlo Park Dental Care offers an array of prosthetic devices to protect the treated area and bring back uniformity to your smile.
When our doctor is able to preserve a decayed tooth through caries removal or root canal therapy, we protect the area using quality, tooth-colored materials that blend in seamlessly with neighboring teeth. We fill cavities with composite resin and secure a porcelain crown over a tooth if we performed root canal treatment.
If a patient has recently undergone extraction, Dr. Durando provides both traditional and implant-supported restorations to fill the gaps in the smile. Patients can choose the option that best fits their dental goals as well as their budget.
Traditional Prosthetic Appliances
Bridges, partials, and dentures effectively replace your missing teeth, improving function and appearance. A fixed bridge replaces several missing teeth in a row. The process involves stabilizing pontic teeth to your arch by anchoring crowns to the teeth on either side of the treatment area. Partial dentures also restore several missing teeth in a row, but are removable and use metal framework to hold in place.
Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base with porcelain teeth and are designed to replace an entire arch. This option is secured with dental adhesive and also allows patients to remove them for cleaning or maintenance.
Supporting your restoration with dental implants is the only way to completely replace a missing tooth from the root to the crown. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed beneath the gum line to act as the tooth root. It’s presence not only provides stability to the affixed prosthetic, it also stimulates the jaw tissue to help prevent resorption.
Once the implant posts have had time to properly fuse to the jaw, Dr. Durando affixes the appropriate prosthetic to complete the procedure.
Contact Us in Menlo Park Today
At Menlo Park Dental Care, we take the unique approach of practicing non-definitive dentistry. This means that we don’t automatically apply the standard methods, but explore all agreeable options that can renew the health and function of your smile. If you are looking for quality restorative dentistry in Menlo Park, San Mateo, or the surrounding communities, schedule an appointment with Dr. Durando today.