Restorative dentistry is when your dentist manages any disease you may have in your teeth or gums. Restorative dentistry includes dental services, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals and dentures.
Managing your oral health problems and making sure you have full function of your teeth and gums is what Dr. Yan Li can do for you. As with all the other dental services offered by Dr. Li, you can count on her to do a wonderful job restoring your smile, at an affordable price for all services rendered.
Dental fillings have been done for many years to remove decay from your teeth and replace it with a material that will no longer allow decay. Years ago the most popular material used for dental fillings was silver mercury. In recent years, porcelain has replaced mercury as the most popular filling material. At the same time, the porcelain fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so when you smile no one will know you've had any dental work done.
If you crack or chip a tooth beyond repair, a dental crown can be made to replace that part of your tooth. As long as the root is still viable, a dental crown made of porcelain can be shaped to match your other teeth. At the same time, that porcelain can be matched to the color of your other teeth so that the dental crown will be virtually unnoticeable by others. Only you and Dr. Li will know it's there!
If you have more than one tooth missing, a dental bridge may be used to replace those teeth and restore your beautiful smile. If you leave more than one tooth missing without replacing those teeth, you can cause problems with your bite, and those missing teeth may even change the shape of your face. It is also important to replace missing teeth so that your other teeth do not move out of position, which can cause another whole set of problems.
Dental bridges generally take more than one visit, since you will need to be measured for dental crowns to fit onto your bridge. Dr. Li is very particular when it comes to fitting dental bridges, and if you need to have several adjustments before your bridge is fitted correctly, Dr. Li will take the time to make sure your bridge is perfectly fitted for you.
Many people are afraid to come in for a root canal because they have heard horror stories from others who have had bad experiences. When you come to our local dental office for a root canal you may be pleasantly surprised with the fact that the pain you were feeling before the root canal therapy is much worse than the treatment itself. If the root of your tooth is infected and painful, call our dental office right away and let Dr. Li take care of that root for you.
Some people are naturally born with bad teeth while others have badly decayed teeth due to a poor diet. In either case, if you have more tooth decay than you can handle, you may want to talk to Dr. Li about extracting your rotting teeth and having dentures made. There are many different types of dentures, and Dr. Li will be happy to explain which ones are right for your situation.