Full Smile Restoration in Antioch
The value of a beautiful smile full of healthy teeth and gums cannot be understated. At Dental Care of Antioch, Dr. Elika Mirzaagha and our team provide restorative dentistry combined with proven treatments, prime materials, and advanced technology. Dr. Mirzaagha has a passion for people, and uses that enthusiasm to help restore strong foundations of oral and dental health for you and your family.
When damage, wear, infection, or missing teeth hinder your smile and quality of life, our dental restoration treatments can help! We have helped renew countless smiles across Antioch, Brentwood, and Pittsburg, and we look forward to protecting yours for many years to come! Contact Dental Care of Antioch to schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one today!
CALL US: (925) 754-2145 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Why is Dental Restoration Important?
Teeth are strong, but still susceptible to damage, wear, decay, and infection. Because of decades of constant use, dental health issues are sometimes inevitable. While a small crack or fracture in your tooth may seem like something you can put off, it is not recommended. Even minor issues can develop into larger damage, increasing your risk of infection and threatening your oral and overall health.
Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damage and eliminating infection while working to save natural teeth whenever possible. Dental restoration can also replace teeth completely when they are missing.
Our Available Services for Smile Restoration
At Dental Care of Antioch, we proudly provide restoration treatments designed to repair your teeth, gums, and smile. Dr. Mirzaagha and our team know the benefits a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile can have on your self-confidence and quality of life. This is why we believe in delivering restorative dentistry that is uniquely tailored to you, using top materials and advanced technology.
Our services include:
- Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
- Complete & Partial Dentures
- White Composite Fillings
- Dental Implant Restorations
- Gum Disease Treatment & Maintenance
- Root Canal Therapy
Do My Gums Need Dental Care?
Absolutely! Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful and functional smile. Even with patient education and oral hygiene awareness on the rise, gum disease is still an issue that many adults experience at least once in their lives.
Gum disease is an oral infection that attacks the gums, ligaments, and soft tissues responsible for holding teeth in place. While it is the number one cause for tooth loss, many individuals do not know they have it because there can be little to no symptoms in its earliest stages.
How Will I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
If you are unsure if you have gum disease, keep a lookout for these seven common symptoms.
- Red, swollen gums
- Gums that bleed during regular brushing and flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that have pulled away from teeth
- Pus between the teeth
- Changes in bite
- Loose permanent teeth
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
We help treat gum disease with deep periodontal cleanings and maintenance treatment performed by our team of skilled hygienists. These deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, remove excess plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gum line.
Tooth scaling involves removing bacterial plaque from the surfaces of teeth all the way down to the bottom of the gum pocket. Root planing cleans and smooths out the tooth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
Maintenance treatment for gum disease is specialized care that involves detailed cleanings that work to keep smiles healthy after previous cases of gum disease. Depending on your prior level of gum disease, maintenance may be needed as often as every three months.
For severe cases of gum disease, Dr. Mirzaagha will refer out to our trusted periodontist to make sure you receive the specialized treatment you need.
What Are My Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, we provide many options. After a detailed consultation and exam, our dentist works closely with you to determine your best treatment option. Our tooth replacement solutions include:
Porcelain Crowns: When attached to a dental implant, crowns replace a single missing tooth completely. They are designed to look, feel, and function like a natural, healthy tooth.
Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is an effective choice for replacing one to several missing teeth in a row. These restorations work by filling the gap between healthy neighboring teeth and those that are missing. Bridges can either use two natural teeth on each side of the gap for support or be attached to two dental implants for lasting security.
Partial Dentures: Partials are designed to replace multiple missing teeth in a smile. They consist of artificial porcelain teeth on a pink acrylic base that imitates gums. Partial dentures often use metal clasps that attach to surrounding natural teeth for support.
Complete Dentures: Full dentures are restorations designed to replace all missing teeth in a smile. Like partials, they consist of natural-looking artificial teeth that rest on a pink acrylic base. They can be used to restore lost teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. These restorations can use natural suction, adhesives, or four to eight implants for security. Our team happily provides denture restoration and realignment whenever needed.
What Are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Dental implants are posts made of body-safe titanium that serve as artificial tooth roots once surgically placed into the jawbone. Once inserted, implants fuse with living tissue and bone in a process known as osseointegration. It is this bonding process that allows dental implants to become a permanent part of your jawbone. Because implant posts also replace missing tooth roots, they restore the essential stimulation your jawbone needs to remain healthy and strong.
What Does Dental Implant Treatment Involve?
We work with a trusted periodontist who places your implants right here in our office. Your placement procedure may take up to a few hours, depending on your needs for treatment. Each implant post is carefully placed in your jaw, following the detailed treatment plan created by you and our team.
For the first three to six months after surgery, living tissue and bone bond with your implant post. During this healing period, your custom restoration is made with precision and skill at a trusted local lab.
Our periodontist can provide complete smile restoration using dentures and the All-on-4® treatment method. Treatment with dental implants can take six months to a year.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
Adults who are in good oral and overall health can usually receive dental implants. However, we do not recommend treatment for long-time smokers or those with certain autoimmune conditions. Dental implants are also not recommended for children or teens.
Do I Need a Crown or a Filling?
It’s not always straightforward when determining whether a crown or a filling is necessary.
Fillings are restorations that use pliable composite resins, and are often ideal for repairing minor chips, cracks, and fractures. Fillings replace the exposed area after removing decay. The composite materials bond well to natural enamel and offer visually appealing results.
Crowns are tooth prosthetics that function and appear the same as a natural, healthy tooth. Crowns are often ideal for helping to restore teeth that are severely damaged, worn, or have had larger amounts of decay removed. These restorations work by encasing an entire tooth, helping to preserve its structure and protect from further harm. Crowns are versatile and can be used in combination with other treatments, such as dental implants, bridges, and root canal therapy.
Should I Be Worried if I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Not at all! A root canal procedure is designed to save a natural tooth when infection threatens its health. Root canal therapy also helps to alleviate pain and discomfort by removing diseased tissues from inside the root canal chamber.
What Happens During A Root Canal?
A root canal treatment involves the removal of the infected inner nerves and tissues, also known as the pulp, from inside the affected tooth. Once removed, the root canal chamber is cleaned and filled with an anti-bacterial material and sealed. To make sure your treated tooth is protected, a customized crown is placed.
Protect and Preserve Your Smile Today!
To discover what our restorative dentistry solutions can do for your smile, contact Dr. Elika Mirzaagha and the Dental Care of Antioch team today! We truly love helping others, and we proudly provide care to individuals and families across Antioch, Brentwood, and Pittsburg, CA.
CALL US: (925) 754-2145 REQUEST APPOINTMENT