Restorative Dentistry Point Richmond, CA
Dr. Robert Pearce offers many procedures to repair the functionality of your teeth and mouth. If you are in pain, know that our professionals are here to provide support and alleviate your discomfort.
Our Restorative Services
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The procedure begins by Dr. Pearce anchoring a zirconium or titanium screw into the jaw. Once the screw is in place, the bone grows slowly into the treads of the implant. This process is called Osseointegration. The implant is placed so that the end of the screw projects through the gum in the location where the tooth is missing. Once the healing is complete, the porcelain dental crown is bonded over the exposed screw and the restoration can be used normally. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence in your smile; contact Pearce & Associates for dental implants in Point Richmond, CA, or the surrounding areas of Point Richmond, CA.
They begin by sedating you before implanting two titanium screws into the upper jaw. The exposed parts of the implants are connected with a small bar, and the procedure is repeated to prepare for the lower denture. Through a process called Osseointegration, the bones slowly grow into the grooves of the implant, making a strong, permanent hold. The connecting bars hold the dentures in place by fastening onto an equivalent piece on the denture plate. Implant dentures are able to withstand heavy chewing, they function completely normally, and they provide the closest possible feel to natural teeth. They are the perfect solution to missing teeth, so if you are in Point Richmond, Richmond, or San Pablo contact us for a consultation to see whether implant dentures are the correct procedure for you.
Composite: Another option to treat a cavity is to use a composite resin filling. This method is preferred by many because the coloring of the filling can be matched to the natural shade of tooth color, making them (if at all) much less visible than amalgams. They provide significant strength to the restoration, though less than an amalgam, so they are best used on small to mid sized cavities that will endure moderate chewing pressure. Also there is less drilling required for this type of filling, so more of the natural tooth can be preserved.
Ionomer: Ionomer fillings are made from glass particle mixed with acrylic acids. They are colored to match your natural teeth, so they are practically invisible once placed. Ionomer fillings are the most fragile, which is why they are only implemented on very small cavities, especially cavities affecting on teeth roots. Since these cavities are often very small there is very little drilling required when compare to other types of fillings.
Dr. Pearce are very experienced at determining the best style of filling based on each patient’s needs, and they will be sure to take great care reviewing your case. Cavities will usually be identified during a cleaning appointment, and then filled when a later one is scheduled. If you need to schedule a 6 month cleaning, or for more information on cavity fillings in Point Richmond, Richmond, and San Pablo, CA, contact Dr. Pearce.
Dr. Pearce can create your onlay or inlays using gold, porcelain, or a composite resin colored to match your natural tooth. The latter two options are the most popular today due to their aesthetic appearance, but gold is still available. The making of these restorations is a two step process in which you will first have impressions taken of the affected area. Then the molds are sent to a dental laboratory where a skilled technician will oversee fabrication. At your next appointment it is bonded into place and ready for use. For high quality onlays and inlays in Point Richmond, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Richmond and San Pablo, contact Pearce & Associates.
During your appointment at our Point Richmond office, Dr. Pearce will remove any damaged or decaying enamel, and then make a mold of the affected area. This mold ensures that your crown will be perfectly fitted to your mouth’s specifications. Colored to match your natural shade of tooth enamel, the crown will also be indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. When prepared, the crown is then slipped over the remains of the old tooth and bonded into place, making a strong restoration that can be used just as you do your normal teeth. For dental crowns in Point Richmond, or the surrounding areas of Richmond and San Pablo, contact Pearce & Associates today.
To create a strong, new tooth or teeth, Dr. Pearce will first take a precise measurement of the gap. Using these measurements a replacement tooth is carved from a block of porcelain that is colored to perfectly match your surrounding teeth. The sculpted replacement is then bonded so that it is suspended between two porcelain dental crowns. These crowns fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap and are bonded such that the bridge is held in the correct position. Once the procedure is completed, bridges can be used normally for biting and chewing, so for the highest quality dental bridges in Point Richmond, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Richmond or San Pablo, schedule an appointment today!
Dr. Pearce are very gentle and skilled at tooth extraction, and at their Point Richmond, CA office, it is a relatively simple and quick procedure. While the patient is mildly sedated, Dr. Pearce uses dental forceps to rock the tooth in order to break the connective ligaments so that the tooth is released. For tooth extractions in the Point Richmond, Richmond, and San Pablo areas, contact Dr. Pearce’s office, and their friendly staff will schedule your appointment.