Restorative, Reconstructive and Implantology Dentistry
Encompasses the dental specialties of Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics & its foundation is based upon how these interact in cases requiring complex multifaceted care.
Restorative Dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.
Dental implantology is a set of surgical and restorative techniques aiming at the functional rehabilitation of a patient affected by total or partial edentulism, by using dental implants, i.e. metal elements surgically inserted in the mandibular or maxillary bone, or above them but under the gum. These elements are fitted with connectors to fasten them to fixed or removable prostheses, to enable chewing functionality. Such implants can have different shapes, they can be inserted in different positions, with different techniques, then connected to prostheses at different times.
Implantology is the miracle of replacement of missing teeth with titanium implants has become the standard of care. It all started with titanium and the ability of bone to heal against a titanium surface. This complex technique requires the most sohpisticated diagnosis and treatment planning. After planning is complete, we instruct our surgeon to surgically place the implant in the patient's jaws. After healing, it will be restored with an abutment (a custom-made extension), which is permanently screwed into the implant body, and then a crown is cemented over the abutment. The final restoration has an amazing, natural toothlike appearance and emergence profile restoring both form and function. Learn more about implants »
For more information or to schedule an appointment for all your restoration dentistry needs, call (310) 652-0450.