Restorative Dentistry Q & A

Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Guy Mangia's patients, in Sherman Oaks, CA, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles County, have benefitted from his restorative dentistry techniques and treatments. An individual’s teeth can face the damage caused by decay, infection, and accidents that lead to broken teeth. Restorative dentistry can restore or replace a damaged tooth back to a healthy shape and appearance.

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry uses modern techniques to repair or replace teeth that have been damaged by injury or decay. Modern restorative dentistry uses state-of-the-art materials and procedures to provide natural-looking, beautiful smile repair. Dr.Mangiaspecializes in many procedures that can restore the functionality and appearance of patients’ smiles.

What conditions can restorative dentistry address?

The goal of restorative dentistry is to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile in the case of tooth damage or decay. Restorative dentistry can help to prevent the loss of a tooth by repairing damage or decay. Missing teeth can be replaced with natural-looking dental treatments, which restore normal chewing, speech, and facial shape. Restorative dentistry can help to improve a misaligned bite. Older, unattractive dental treatments can be replaced with modern treatments that look just like natural teeth.

What kinds of restorative dental treatments does Dr.Mangia offer?

Dr.Mangia is a specialist in restorative dentistry and offers many restorative dental treatments to address any patient’s unique situation. To save a natural tooth, patients may turn to bonding or composite fillings. The bonding treatment replaces damaged or decayed tooth enamel with a coat of composite resin that is shaped and polished to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Modern composite fillings match the shade of natural tooth enamel and provide nearly invisible repair for cavities.

More severely damaged teeth may benefit from the practice’s modern porcelain crowns (or caps) and fixed bridges. Natural-looking porcelain crowns replace the surface of damaged teeth, returning them to their original shape and size. Custom fixed bridges provide a permanent solution to replace or repair multiple adjacent damaged teeth. Porcelain treatments are available in many shades, to blend seamlessly with natural teeth.

Dr. Mangia’s goal is to preserve the health and beauty of natural teeth as much as possible, but there are some cases in which it is best to pull a tooth. Dental implants and dentures offer solutions to replace missing teeth. Natural-looking dental implants provide a permanent option to replace lost teeth and restore a full, healthy smile. Full and partial dentures provide a practical option for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, restoring normal structure and function to the mouth.

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