Dental fillings are routinely used to restore the damage done by cavities and decay. After removing decay and any compromised tooth structure, a filling is added to restore the tooth.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that can be customized to closely match the teeth being treated. Bonded directly to the tooth structure, the composite lends extra strength and support to the damaged areas.
The team at Harmony Dental Group is committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile. If your teeth become compromised by injury or decay, call us to schedule your appointment for composite fillings to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Here’s what to expect during a simple dental fillings procedure at Harmony Dental Group:
- Your dentist will remove all signs of decay from the damaged tooth
- The filling material is applied directly into the treated area
- The filling material is cured and hardened with a curing light
Cavity treatments are simple, cost-effective, and essential to a healthy mouth. Schedule your appointment with Harmony Dental Group to protect your smile today.
Inlays and Onlays
When the chewing surface of a molar is damaged, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth.
Suppose a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed. In that case, Dr. Farid may recommend an inlay or an onlay as an alternative solution.
- An inlay is a ceramic restoration that’s bonded within the center of the tooth
- An onlay is a ceramic restoration that extends over the edge(s) of the damaged tooth
Instead of having inlays and onlays created at an off-site dental lab, the Harmony Dental Group team fabricates your customized restorations right in our office using our CEREC machine. A computer-aided manufacturing technology, CEREC designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays in one single visit.
Call Harmony Dental Group today to learn more about this conservative restoration treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.
Dental bridges are customized sets of prosthetic teeth that serve to fill gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth.
If you’re struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss, you may need more than crowns or veneers to. Dental bridges make it possible to reconstruct your smile, restoring its balance, function, and aesthetics.
Traditional bridges are connected by crowns placed on natural teeth on either side of the gap. A single bridge can replace several consecutive teeth in a single treatment. A bridge is secured in place using dental cement, so you can talk, chew, and smile confidently.
Implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants. While they are a more complex procedure than traditional bridges, they do offer some additional benefits:
- Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, replacing lost tooth roots, and supporting healthy bone structure.
- They remain permanently in your mouth, lending implant-supported bridges more durability.
If you are missing multiple teeth, Harmony Dental Group can help determine the best option to restore your smile. An implant-supported bridge could be the long-term solution you need to embrace a healthier, more confident smile.
A dental crown is a specially designed covering, or “cap,” that replicates your tooth’s exact size and structure. Crowns are used to cover a damaged tooth and restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
There are many reasons to consider a dental crown if your tooth is damaged:
- Crowns protect the tooth from further damage
- They may prevent the need for a root canal or extraction
- Made of durable material, crowns can last for several years
- Crowns are designed to match the shade of the surrounding teeth for a natural appearance
Are Dental Crowns Right For You?
Dr. Farid may recommend a dental crown if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- A Cracked or chipped tooth
- Deep discolorations that don’t respond to whitening
- Misshapen or misaligned teeth
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth
- Uneven wear as a result of teeth grinding
As long as your original tooth structure can still support a restoration, a dental crown can repair damage and improve your smile.
Some patients may need a preparatory procedure called crown lengthening before receiving a filling, a dental crown, or veneers.
This conservative treatment removes extra gum tissue, allowing your dentist to remove decay, creating a better foundation for your crown. Dental crowns can quickly fail when they fit poorly, so it’s essential to ensure proper accurate placement.
Teeth whitening can lighten surface stains, but some imperfections can’t be erased. Porcelain veneers can be used to repair chips, cracks, and deep stains, enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.
You can achieve amazing results with porcelain veneers in as little as one visit. The Harmony Dental Group office in La Jolla, California, is equipped with state-of-the-art CEREC technology to create your best smile in one single appointment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Each veneer is a very thin, custom-made shell that’s carefully crafted to cover the front side of your tooth. Once bonded to the teeth, veneers create a new and improved appearance that hides all signs of stains, cracks, chips, and crooked teeth.
Some patients may only need one veneer to cover a broken or jagged tooth. Other patients may need six to eight veneers to create an attractive and symmetrical smile.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
At Harmony Dental Group, our porcelain veneers are milled with advanced CEREC technology, offering unbeatable quality and appearance, and a range of other benefits to keep you smiling:
- Porcelain’s beautiful, translucent quality mimics the look and feel of real, natural teeth
- Porcelain is durable and can last many years with proper care
- The procedure is safe, simple, and straightforward
- You’ll have a Hollywood-ready dazzling smile
Why spend another day feeling self-conscious about your smile? Call Harmony Dental Group to schedule a porcelain veneers consultation. Learn more about our cutting-edge veneer technology! We want to help you achieve your best and brightest smile.
Missing teeth can take a serious toll on your quality of life. Chewing, smiling, and speaking can become difficult and embarrassing without a full set of teeth. Fortunately, dentures can offer a way to replace several missing teeth or an entire row of teeth.
Dentures use a high tech plastic base to replicate gum tissue and support a full set of durable, natural-looking teeth. Dentures stay in place by forming a seal with the existing natural gums.
You can choose partial, full, or implant-supported dentures to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.
There are many reasons to consider dentures as your tooth replacement solution:
- Enhance your quality of life with the ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
- Prevent jawbone recession with implant-supported dentures
- Improve the appearance of puckered lips and sunken cheeks with the support of dentures
- Address tooth loss in general, whether localized areas or a complete arch
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures fit differently than traditional dentures. Instead of forming a seal with your gum tissue to stay in place, implant-supported dentures attached to implants that are strategically positioned in the jawbone.
Each implant consists of a titanium “screw” that is surgically placed into the jaw. It fuses with the bone and act as your tooth’s “roots.” Your dentures are then connected to the implants for security, comfort, and durability.
Implant-supported dentures offer several unique benefits for people recovering from tooth loss:
- Strengthen the jawbone by stimulating bone growth and preventing degradation
- Total comfort and confidence; no shifting or falling out
- Natural appearance
Your Harmony Dental Group dentist will evaluate the condition and health of your mouth to determine if you’re a good candidate for implant-supported dentures.
While complete dentures help patients who need all of their teeth replaced, partial dentures are designed to replace a smaller number of teeth using the same type of device.
The smaller base of a partial denture matches the gums’ color, and the teeth are created to resemble existing teeth in the mouth closely. A few different techniques are used to create partial dentures, which can be permanent or removable based on your needs.
Call Harmony Dental Group to learn more about your denture options today.