Restorative Dentistry in Fresno, CA

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What Is Restorative Dentistry?

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.

What To Expect At Your Initial Restorative Appointment

Oral Exam & X-Rays

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.

Honest, Open Discussion

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.

Your Treatment Plan

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.

Restorative Treatments

Dental Fillings

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

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

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.

CEREC Same-Day 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

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 & Partial Dentures

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.

Oral Surgeries

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.

Our Advanced CEREC Technology

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.

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