Most people will experience a cavity or other oral health hazard at some point in their lives. Fortunately, restorative dental care can get your oral health back on track after decay, infection, or injury take hold. Using state-of-the-art technology and a personalized approach, Dr. Byron Reintjes makes restorative procedures a breeze. Keep reading to learn about the range of treatments offered to our Fresno friends and families — from crowns and bridges to one-visit restorations!
The traditional crown and bridge have long been a trusted solution following significant damage, decay, or tooth loss. A crown is a thin, tooth-shaped covering that is bonded securely over an affected tooth. A bridge replaces one or more consecutively missing teeth using the two teeth surrounding the gap as anchors for the prosthetic teeth that fill in the space between. Crowns and bridges are fixed in the smile and cannot be removed except by your dentist.
These days, having a cavity doesn’t mean you have to cover it up with a silver spot. Tooth-colored fillings offer a better alternative to the traditional silver (or amalgam) option. They are made out of biocompatible composite resin, a smooth glass and plastic material that can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel perfectly. Tooth-colored fillings are sturdy, attractive, less sensitive to heat and cold, and last just as long as silver or amalgam fillings.
If you need to have restorative dental care performed, you want to make sure it is performed as efficiently as possible — and that the end result does not take away from the natural beauty of your smile. E4D-one visit restorations take care of both. These crowns, inlays, and onlays are crafted from beautiful dental porcelain and are ready in a single visit to our Fresno dental practice. You won’t have to spend any extra time having your smile restored!
Full and partial dentures provide a replacement option for patients who have lost a substantial number of teeth due to decay, injury, or bone loss. Consisting of prosthetic teeth affixed to a base that looks like your healthy, natural gum tissue, dentures can help you regain your confident, attractive smile. A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw, while a partial denture fits in with your existing natural teeth like a missing puzzle piece.
The root canal is a procedure that can rescue even the most decayed teeth from extraction. To perform a root canal, Dr. Reintjes removes infected tissue from the interior of a tooth and refills it with a biocompatible material. A sturdy dental crown or filling strengthens the tooth to help it stay solid and healthy for a lifetime to come. With modern methods and materials, we can ensure you won’t feel a thing throughout the procedure.
Root canal therapy can often help rescue a diseased tooth from extraction, but sometimes, removing a tooth is the best method for protecting you from larger health problems. A severely infected tooth can put your overall well-being at risk — and in this and certain other cases, Dr. Reintjes will not hesitate to recommend an extraction. He will discuss your tooth replacement options before beginning to ensure you don’t have to spend extra time without teeth.