Restorative dentistry aims to repair damaged or problematic teeth and prevent these teeth from further degradation. Dr. Franklin will assess your teeth and recommend a plan that is tailored to your needs. Restorative dentistry can enhance your smile, restore functionality, and resolve any existing pain.
Fillings are the most common example of restorative dentistry and are used to fill a cavity in the tooth. Traditionally, Amalgam (silver) was used to fill these spaces. Today, Dr. Franklin is pleased to offer fillings composed of a tooth-coloured resin mix and are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over the top of damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns can be made of a combination of metal and porcelain, or alternatively pure porcelain, and can be shaded to beautifully match your surrounding teeth. Not only can a crown prevent further degradation to the existing tooth, but it will restore the appearance of your smile.
Bridges are a set of one or more false teeth used to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are commonly secured to the adjacent teeth by crowns. Dr. Franklin will customize a bridge to your smile to ensure your smile both looks and feels amazing. Bridges are a semi-permanent solution, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist.
Dental Implants are replacement teeth that are anchored into your jaw with a titanium post. This post then serves as an anchor for your custom-made crown or prosthetic tooth. Implants fit securely, ensuring you the utmost comfort.
Root Canal Therapy is used as an alternative to removal when your tooth is decayed to the point where the inner tooth is at risk of, or already displays signs of, infection. During the procedure, Dr. Franklin will remove the nerves as well as any decay and bacteria that have formed inside the tooth, before refilling the cavity and restoring it to it’s full functionality.
Regardless of why you require restorative dentistry, Dr. Franklin and his skilled team are sure to provide you with the right solution and the best possible experience. Contact their Lodi clinic today at 209.334.4370 to reserve your consultation.