Dental Restoration in San Diego

Restorative dentistry involves an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to dental treatment to deliver optimal tooth function, health, and aesthetics for our patients in San Diego. Depending on your case, Dr James Lim will apply his expertise and experience in the various aspects of dentistry to give you the best possible long-term solutions.

Restorative treatments involve the diagnosis - including x-rays - and the treatment of conditions that affect your teeth, gums, and jaw or the maxillofacial region. When you have a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, or when it develops a cavity, dental restoration is necessary to restore the tooth to its full health and function.

Common tooth restoration procedures

Dr. Lim provides a range of tooth repair treatments, all with unique characteristics that make them ideal for certain cases and not others. For instance, a crown offers a higher level of protection for severely broken and weakened teeth to not only restore their original shape and size, but also strengthen them to perform their role as required. Here are the dental restoration procedures provided:

Crown placement

Once the structural integrity of a tooth has been altered, due to decay, chipping, cracking, or drilling for restoration, it can be difficult to restore it. Crowns help to strengthen and reinforce a tooth owing to the way it encases the tooth so it can withstand higher chewing forces without damage.

Dental Fillings

These are used to repair fairly small level of tooth damage, like a small cavity. They provide fast restoration (usually within a day) and huge cost savings (fillings cost about 25 – 35 percent of the cost of crowns).

Teeth Replacement

If you have lost a tooth, Dr. Lin may recommend that you get a prosthetic one to restore your smile and the proper function of your mouth - eating and speaking. The common treatments include:

  • Bridges - These are used to fill gaps between missing teeth to keep the adjacent teeth from shifting. They help to restore function and beauty to your mouth
  • Implants - These are the most popular tooth replacement option. They give you the same look and feel as your natural teeth
  • Dentures - Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Partial dentures can also be used to replace several missing teeth if you wish to preserve any remaining healthy natural teeth. Dentures can be supported by implants to provide greater stability.

When you visit Synergy Dental Group in San Diego, we will use a combination of treatments to deliver the best possible outcome for your case. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lim to discuss your case.