29Sep

Dental Damage Doesn’t Have To Destroy Your Smile; Our Santa Monica Dentists Explain

by Dr. Follette

If you are living with dental damage or infection, our Santa Monica dentists are here to encourage you to contact your dentist for an assessment and to put together a treatment plan. The sooner that you are able to do this, the better your long-term dental prognosis will be. Waiting too long can ultimately lead to additional infections and increased damage.

Your smile can become damaged in a number of different ways. You may develop cracked or chipped enamel due to bruxism or injury. You may find that what was once an errant spot on your tooth has now become noticeable and uncomfortable.

No matter what your specific situation may be, modern comprehensive dentistry can help you reclaim a smile that is healthy and attractive.

Any restorative treatment that we provide is designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well. Dental crowns, for example, which are used to rebuild and repair teeth, are made out of custom-shaded porcelain to mimic dental enamel. Composite resin for dental bonding, likewise, is shaded to match your exact enamel shade.

If you have already lost teeth, dental implant technology can restore your smile with permanent replacement teeth that look and feel natural. Dental implants use small titanium posts or screws to replace the root of your missing tooth as well as the crown.

Your specific treatment plan will be customized to suit your aesthetic goals, treatment timeline, budget, and long-term oral health objectives. Every patient is different, which is why we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with our Santa Monica dentists. Once we assess your smile, we can give you a better idea of what your treatment plan may look like. Give us a call to get started!