Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry that’s concerned with treating serious oral health issues and restoring the natural form and function of your teeth. For example, getting a filling for a cavity or having a crown replaced are both types of restorative dentistry. Dr. Christopher Bauer specializes in both restorative and cosmetic care, which ensures he can restore both your oral health and the natural beauty of your smile in Fresno. Call today to schedule an appointment at your local Fresno dentist.
To begin the process at your local Fresno dentist, our team will take x-rays of your mouth and Dr. Bauer will examine your mouth. This allows us to determine the extent of the oral health issues affecting your smile.
Dr. Bauer will discuss your past oral health challenges, your current situation, and the treatments that may be right for you. We practice conservative dental care, so we will always recommend the least-invasive options for restoring your smile and your oral health.
After your consultation, Dr. Bauer will develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on your oral health, your budget, and your personal preferences. Then, you’ll schedule any necessary follow-ups and take the first steps toward a healthier smile.
Filings are the best way to treat cavities. In this process, Dr. Bauer will gently remove the damaged enamel, and replace it with a durable, tooth-colored composite filling. This halts the progression of the cavity, protects your tooth, and restores your smile.
Inlays and onlays are also called “indirect fillings.” This is because they are built outside the mouth, similar to a dental crown. They are made from durable porcelain and are ideal for teeth that are too damaged for a filling but do not require a dental crown.
Lab-made crowns are one of the best ways to cover up and restore damaged and decayed teeth. In the crown process, your damaged tooth is treated and trimmed to remove damaged enamel and create a stable platform for a tooth-shaped porcelain crown. Then, the crown is permanently attached to the tooth, covering it up down to the gum line. We work with leading dental labs to build durable, natural dental crowns.
Need a crown in a day? We also offer CEREC dental crowns. Using our advanced technology, Dr. Bauer can build and place a dental crown in just a single 1-2 hour dental appointment. This makes CEREC ideal if you have a busy schedule, or would prefer not to come into our office for multiple appointments.
Dental bridges use two crowns, which attach to healthy teeth and suspend one or more false teeth between them. This “bridges” the gap in your smile. Bridges can be used to replace one tooth, but are often used to replace a row of up to 2-3 missing teeth.
Full dentures replace all of your teeth, and are a good option if you have lost most or all of your natural teeth. They let you eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, all of your remaining healthy teeth must be removed to get full dentures.
Because of this, partial dentures may be a better option if you’re missing just a few teeth. They use special metal clips to attach to your remaining healthy teeth and fill up the gaps in your smile.
Dr. Bauer uses advanced dental technology to handle a wide variety of oral surgeries including bone grafts, sinus lifts, tooth extractions, and dental implants. No matter how complex your case may be, our team is here to help.
CEREC is a type of CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing) dentistry. In this type of dentistry, Dr. Bauer takes scans of your mouth using a CEREC Primescan unit. Then, these digital scans are uploaded to a special CAD/CAM software and sent to a milling unit. This CEREC milling unit carves your dental crown or other restoration out of a solid block of porcelain in just a few minutes. With the power of CEREC, we can offer crowns in one appointment at your dentist in Fresno, CA.
Restorative dentistry can solve any problem related to damaged, decayed, missing, or unhealthy teeth. Whether you need to repair an existing tooth or replace a lost tooth, our team is here to help.
As the name implies, restorative dentistry restores the health of your mouth, as well as the natural appearance of your teeth. This eliminates pain and discomfort, boosts your self-confidence, and can even help prevent further complications and damage to your smile in the future.
If you have damaged, decayed, infected, or missing teeth, then you’re a perfect candidate for restorative dentistry. Restorative dental treatments replace missing teeth or repair teeth that are in bad condition due to tooth decay or dental trauma.
If you have chips, cracks, missing teeth, bone loss, cavities, or a tooth infection, you will need restorative dental treatment to improve your oral health and prevent complications. Contact us at Bauer Dental Company today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Bauer.
We can restore the structure, appearance, and functionality of your teeth with restorative treatments to prevent difficulty with chewing, speech, and aesthetics. If you have a damaged tooth from dental trauma, the inflammation can cause a tooth infection.
A small crack can also enable bacteria to enter the inside of your tooth, leading to tooth decay or an infection. A tooth infection can spread to the other teeth or even through your bloodstream which puts you at risk for sepsis, not to mention tooth loss. We can save your tooth and remove the infection with root canal therapy.
When you lose a tooth, not only is it more difficult to eat your favorite foods and speak with the same level of pronunciation, but you will suffer from irreversible bone loss. This can have far-reaching consequences because it will alter your bite, change your facial structure, and even increase your risk of future tooth loss.
Dental crowns will hold a broken tooth together or protect weakened and damaged teeth with durable, long-lasting materials through a cap over the tooth. This will protect teeth from further breakage when you chew, preventing the need for an extraction.
As a last resort, extractions are needed when a tooth is beyond repair and cannot be salvaged. You may also have impacted wisdom teeth that are causing you considerable pain. These teeth will cause you continual problems if you don’t have them removed.
After receiving oral surgery, it can take a few weeks to a few months to heal. It’s normal to experience swelling, minor tenderness, and bleeding. Follow your dentist’s instructions on how to eat, what to avoid, and how to minimize discomfort.
You should rinse your mouth with a saline solution after 24 hours and carefully brush and floss your teeth. Bite down on gauze to stop the bleeding. Keep your head elevated, take anti-inflammatory pain medication, and use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
After receiving a tooth restoration, you should avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods. Wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth. Practice good oral hygiene and attend regular dental cleanings. Avoid smoking and using your teeth as tools. Limit your consumption of staining foods and drinks and avoid tobacco products.