Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in San Diego
Imperfections such as chips, stains, and gaps may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile.
Dental bonding can conceal these imperfections using a tooth-colored material, making it a popular conservative alternative to veneers.
How Is Dental Bonding Done?
Dental bonding uses a composite-resin with a shade that is carefully matched to surrounding teeth for optimal aesthetics. The treatment process is quick and simple:
1 Your dentist applies resin to the treatment area of your tooth, molding the material around your existing tooth structure to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
2 A curing light is applied to harden the resin.
3 Finally, your dentist polishes the tooth and resin for attractive, natural-looking results.
If you’re frustrated with the appearance of your smile, dental bonding may offer you a versatile solution to address chips, cracks, stains, and other imperfections.
The team at Altrock Fabb Dental is committed to helping you maintain a whole, healthy smile. When your teeth become compromised by injury or decay, we use high-quality dental fillings to restore appearance and prevent future damage.
Dental fillings provide a quick, easy way to preserve your natural tooth. In fact, dental fillings are among the quickest, easiest, and most important restorative dental treatments:
– Treatment is virtually painless
– Stop decay from spreading deep into your tooth and causing extensive damage
Here’s what you can expect during a simple dental fillings procedure at Altrock Fabb Dental:
– Your dentist removes all signs of decay from damaged tooth
– The filling material is applied into the treated area
– The completed filling is cured and hardened with an LED laser or UV light
Cavity treatment is simple, cost-effective, and essential to a healthy mouth. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Altrock or Dr. Fabb today to protect your smile.
When decay damages the chewing surface of a molar, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth.
In cases where a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed, Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb recommend inlays and onlays instead.
– An inlay is bonded within the center of the tooth
– An onlay extends over the edge(s) of the damaged tooth
Instead of taking the time to create our inlays and onlays in an off-site dental lab, the Altrock Fabb Dental team can fabricate your customized solutions right in our office using the CEREC machine. This computer-aided manufacturing technology designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays in a single visit!
Call Altrock Fabb Dental today to learn more about this conservative restoration treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.
A dental bridge is a customized set of prosthetic teeth that fills the gap in your smile caused by missing teeth.
People struggling with moderate-to-severe tooth loss sometimes need more than just crowns or veneers to reconstruct their smiles. Dental bridges make it possible to restore balance, function, and aesthetics to your smile.
Traditional bridges are supported by crowns placed on natural teeth on either side of the gap. A single bridge can replace several consecutive teeth in a single treatment. It is secured in place using dental cement, so you can talk, chew, and smile with confidence.
Implant-supported bridges are bridges that are supported by dental implants. This is a more complex procedure than traditional bridges, but it does offer many additional benefits.
Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots, support bone structure, and remain permanently in your mouth. This lends implant-supported bridges more durability and functionality.
If you are missing multiple teeth, ask the team at Altrock Fabb Dental whether implant bridges are the best restorative option for your smile. A custom-made bridge could be the long-term solution you need to embrace a healthier, more confident smile for a lifetime.
A dental crown is a specially designed “cap” that mimics the exact size and structure of your tooth. It’s used to repair and cover a damaged tooth and restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
There are many reasons to consider a dental crown:
– Protects the tooth from further damage
– May prevent the need for a root canal or extraction
– Made of strong, durable material that can last several years
– Designed to match the shade of surrounding teeth for a natural appearance
Are Dental Crowns Right For You?
Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb may recommend a dental crown if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
– Cracked or chipped teeth
– Deep discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening
– Misshapen teeth
– Severely decaying or damaged teeth
– Uneven bite as a result of teeth grinding
As long as the structure of your original tool can still support a restoration, a dental crown can repair tooth damage and improve your smile.
Crown lengthening is a preparatory procedure that some patients need before receiving a filling, veneers, or a dental crown.
This conservative treatment removes extra gum tissue to help your dentist access decay and create a better foundation for your crown. Dental crowns fail when they fit poorly, so it’s important to ensure proper placement using crown lengthening, if needed.
A strong, healthy smile is essential for your overall well being. The team at Altrock Fabb Dental is here to ensure you receive the best and most comprehensive restoration care.
Teeth whitening can remove surface stains, but some imperfections like chips, cracks, and deep stains can’t be erased. Instead, porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
You can achieve dramatic results with porcelain veneers in just one visit to Altrock Fabb Dental. Our Pacific Beach office is equipped with state-of-the-art CEREC technology to create your best smile in a single appointment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Each individual veneer is a very thin, custom-made shell that’s carefully crafted to cover the front side of your tooth. Once applied to your teeth, your veneers create a new and improved appearance that hides all signs of stains, cracks, chips, and crooked teeth.
You can choose exactly how many veneers you get and where they are placed. Some patients only need one veneer to cover a broken or jagged tooth. Other patients prefer six to eight veneers in order to create an attractive and symmetrical smile along the top row of teeth.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers milled with advanced CEREC technology offer unbeatable quality and appearance, plus a range of other benefits to keep you smiling:
– Porcelain’s translucent quality mimics the look and feel of real, natural teeth
– Porcelain is durable and can last up to 20 years with proper care
– The procedure is safe, simple, and straightforward
– You’ll have a Hollywood-ready smile that dazzles!
Why spend another day, month, or year feeling self-conscious about your smile? Call Altrock Fabb Dental today to schedule a porcelain veneers consultation and learn more about our cutting-edge veneer technology. We are here to help you achieve your best and brightest smile!
Even though they’re “permanent”, your adult teeth may not last forever. If you have suffered extensive dental damage, decay, and tooth loss, the consequences extend far beyond your teeth. You can’t chew, talk, or smile without difficulty and embarrassment.
Fortunately, there’s a way to overcome your dental challenges and achieve a healthy, attractive smile once again. Full mouth reconstruction is a highly-customized treatment designed to address multiple areas of your smile to restore its structural integrity. It’s a comprehensive, all-inclusive treatment that may take weeks or months to complete..
What Happens During Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth construction begins with an extensive evaluation of your mouth, including x-rays and other forms of testing to help your dentist fully examine the condition of your teeth and gums. Using this information, you and your dentist will discuss the multiple restorative treatments needed to achieve reconstruction while still meeting your budget.
Full mouth reconstruction may include any of these restorative procedures:
– TMD Treatment
– Periodontal Care
– Bone grafting
– Sinus lift
Your Altrock Fabb Dental experts will design a plan that meets your exact needs, along with a timeline of when and how each part of the process will be performed.
Though no two full mouth reconstruction procedures are identical, the results are always the same: a full, beautiful smile that allows you to live your life to the fullest once again.
Call Altrock Fabb Dental to schedule your full mouth reconstruction consultation today.