Preventive Restoration Marina del Rey
Preventive restoration covers a number of techniques that not only serve to restore the natural appearance and function of damaged teeth but may also help to preserve teeth before harmful degradation can take hold. Measures such as preventive resin restoration save patients time and money, not to mention the possibility of avoiding a good deal of pain, discomfort, and embarrassment.
Preventive and Restorative Procedures
Many general and cosmetic dental techniques have both preventive and restorative aspects. A few of them are:
- Preventive Resin Restoration – Often referred to as sealant or PPR, this is a thin coating of sticky resin that is most often applied to molars and other teeth with large grooves and allowed to dry. This method has been shown to effectively protect vulnerable teeth against harmful bacteria.
- Dental crowns — Dental crowns work on several levels. In terms of prevention, they provide a seal against harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could jeopardize the viability of the tooth and the patient’s overall oral health. Dental crowns also restore a tooth’s functionality and luster.
- Ceramic inlays — Inlays are relatively similar to crowns in that they can seal over a vulnerability in a tooth. However, unlike crowns – which cover an entire tooth – inlays only cover a small portion of an otherwise healthy tooth. Our inlays are made of a ceramic material that is nearly indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
- Dental Veneers — Veneers are also similar to dental crowns in that the original tooth is protected rather than replaced. While usually intended to serve as more of a cosmetic option (to hide discolored or stained teeth), veneers can also shield a vulnerable tooth much in the same way that the above options do by serving as a protective barrier. Our veneers are made to match the color of your natural teeth.
The find out which procedure would benefit you the most, our friendly and knowledgeable Elegant Dentistry team is always happy to discuss your options in detail.
Why Choose Elegant Dentistry?
At Elegant Dentistry, we work hard to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. We offer comprehensive services for patients of all ages with all types of oral health concerns.
If you are in need of dental services, including general preventive care such as teeth cleaning and yearly examinations, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for you. For more information, simply call the number on your screen or visit our contact page.