Restorative Dentistry in San Francisco, CA
When your teeth have been damaged or lost due to decay or trauma, a dental prosthetic can rebuild or replace those teeth. Our dentist provides these restorations as you need them, including several cosmetic options. Y. Danielle Marquis, DDS, MPH provides restorative dentistry in San Francisco. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help you rebuild your smile’s health.
When cavities are small, they can be treated with a dental filling. When treatment is complete, the structure of the tooth is restored with minimal changes.
Instead of the traditional metal filling, our dentist in San Francisco prefers to use composite resin, a tooth-colored material. This type of filling leaves more of the healthy tooth structure intact when placed and visually blends into the appearance of the smile, making this treatment discreet.
Teeth which have larger cavities or significant cracking will need a crown to stay healthy. These prosthetic caps cover and conceal the tooth, rebuilding its structure and sealing it off from oral bacteria which cause decay.
Our material of choice for crafting crowns is dental porcelain. This body-safe ceramic material has an appearance and physical texture that is almost identical to that of a natural, healthy tooth. However, it is also durable enough to last for a long time.
Fixed Bridges, Dentures, and Partials
The traditional way to replace a few missing teeth is a fixed bridge. This restoration has one or more prosthetic teeth connected to a pair of crowns, all made of durable and beautiful dental porcelain. The crowns are added to healthy teeth neighboring the site of tooth loss, and the new teeth rest within that gap. With bridges, you gain a sturdy bite and the appearance of a full smile.
Our practice also offers full and partial dentures. If an entire arch is missing, a full denture replaces those teeth by resting on top of the gums. Partials work best to restore several missing teeth throughout the smile when a bridge is not a viable option. These prosthetics use clasps that wrap around the remaining healthy teeth for support.
As an alternative method to restore lost teeth, we also offer dental implants. This treatment involves placing titanium roots—the dental implant posts—into the jaw to support a crown, bridge, or one of several types of denture. Because the restorations rely on artificial tooth roots, the new teeth supported by implants are sturdier, more durable, and better for your jaw bone’s health.
Contact Us for Restorative Dentistry in San Francisco
Y. Danielle Marquis, DDS, MPH provides restorative dentistry out of San Francisco Dental Office. She helps you maintain the functional healthiness of your smile and strives to do so without reducing its aesthetic qualities. For more information about restorative dentistry in San Francisco, call our practice and schedule an appointment with Dr. Marquis today!Appointment