Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Restorative & Cosmetic Dentisty In Oakland, CA

At Dragon Dental Group, our team of skilled general and cosmetic dentists is proud to provide patients in the Oakland, CA area with comprehensive dental care. In addition to cosmetic and general dentistry, we provide many restorative options including:

  • Root Canals
  • Dentures
  • Complete Dentures
  • Partial Dentures

Please read through the information below to learn more about the restorative dental procedures that we offer. 

Root Canals

A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthening filler.

A cavity is the result of superficial decay of the enamel of the tooth. Left long enough, this decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, dentists can perform a root canal, preserving the tooth and retaining its original integrity; thereby, saving a tooth that in the past would have to have been pulled.

This procedure involves:

  • The patient undergoes anesthesia.
  • A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth.
  • The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead dental pulp.
  • The tooth is comprehensively cleaned, including any cracks and canals.
  • With special tools, the doctor reshapes the canals.
  • The tooth is filled again with cutting edge biocompatible filling material.
  • A temporary covering is used to cover the access opening.
  • Patients must see their regular dentist quickly for a permanent restoration of the tooth.

Dentures

Replacing your missing or damaged teeth will benefit not only your appearance but your overall health. Using state-of-the-art technology and updated materials, dentures can now be custom designed to look more natural and feel more comfortable.

It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are artificial, removable replacements for the natural teeth of the upper or lower jaw or both.

  • Upper dentures
    • Upper dentures are held in place by a vacuum created between your appliance and the palate of your mouth.
  • Lower dentures
    • Lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped to accommodate the tongue, and due to lack of suction, are often held in place by implants placed in the jaw for support.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth by attaching via a metal framework to your natural teeth.

Caring for your removable appliances:

Proper denture care is essential to the durability of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth.

  • Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled tooth brush. (Don’t forget to brush your gums and tongue as well.)
  • While not being worn, keep your dentures in denture solution and/or water (not hot) to prevent warping.
  • Handle with care and keep out of the reach of children and pets
  • If your dentures become loose, chip, break or crack, see your dentist.

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment With Us

If you have a serious dental problem such as missing teeth or severely decayed teeth, please call us at our Oakland, California dental office today. One of our team members will work with you to schedule your first appointment with us. Our goal is to provide each of our patients with a healthy and beautiful smile, and we promise to thoroughly discuss your diagnosis and potential treatment options with you.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

  
                                          
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