Routine cleanings are a necessary part of preventative care. It involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases.
During the cleaning Dr. Lee will diagnose your oral health condition using visual, mechanical, and radiographich techniques to analyze your teeth as well as your gum line to make sure your mouth stays in a healthy state for years to come.
Fillings and restoring the surface of your teeth, or replacing missing teeth, is vital to keeping your dental health happy.
If you have any cavities we can help. Irvine Dentistry fillings feel like your teeth, and look like your teeth. We use composite (white fillings) as the filler because it can be accurately and easily molded into the cavity to help prevent further decay of the tooth.
For most people a filling is all they will need if they have a cavity, however if you give that cavity more time it can grow much larger and a simple filling won’t help anymore
Crowns are a dental procedure done when you have a very large portion of your tooth either chipped, cracked, or eaten away. Crowns work by removing the broken and unstable portion of your tooth and shaping the sturdy portion into a usable base. The shaped base is then fully encased by a dental crown which fully restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist can remove it.
Dr. Lee may prescribe a crown to:
– Restore and protect a tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked, or broken.
– Protect and support a tooth after a root canal or replacement of a large filling.
– Cover a dental implant.
– Improve your smile by covering a misshapen tooth.