Thanks to advances in dental technology, it’s now possible to restore teeth that decay, break, or become infected to their full function, all while ensuring they look and feel natural. With expertise in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Alok Arora, DMD, provides a full range of restorative dental services to men and women in San Mateo County from his offices in Belmont and Menlo Park, California. Dr. Arora works with you to find the most comfortable, least invasive procedure for your needs. To find out how Dr. Arora can fix your smile, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Restorative dentistry helps get your teeth fully up and running again. Just one missing or damaged tooth can affect everyday activities like chewing food or speaking and interfere with your overall quality of life. Thankfully, modern restorative dentistry has a number of options that effectively replace teeth, and can mimic the appearance, feeling, and function of natural teeth.
Restorative dentistry can have positive effects both on your oral health and your appearance. Reasons Dr. Arora performs restorative dentistry procedures include:
At your consultation, Dr. Arora discusses your goals with restorative dentistry, as well as your dental history, and works with you develop a treatment plan.
Dr. Arora has several restorative dentistry options available at both his Belmont and Menlo Park offices, and the procedures may be adapted and combined depending on what’s wrong with your teeth. These options include:
A crown fits over a damaged tooth like a cap and mimics the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
Inlays and outlays perform a similar function to crowns but are used on teeth that are less damaged or decayed and only cover part of the tooth.
Dentures are a removable prosthetic that replaces one or more of your teeth and their surrounding tissue.
A bridge is a fixed, nonremovable appliance that uses the teeth surrounding a missing tooth to support an artificial tooth, “bridging” the gap.
The specialties of restorative and cosmetic dentistry overlap in that they both focus on repairing teeth, though cosmetic dentistry is more concerned with aesthetics, and restorative dentistry is more concerned with function. However, Dr. Arora will make sure that you’re pleased with how the results of your restorative procedures look. He also has considerable training and experience in cosmetic dentistry, so he can easily add those procedures to your treatment.
To schedule a restorative dentistry consultation, call Dr. Alok Arora, DMD, or schedule an appointment online at the Belmont or Menlo Park offices in San Mateo County.