Our Mill Valley dentists believe that all of our patients deserve to have healthy, attractive smiles. If you have been avoiding dental care out of fear, embarrassment, or anxiety, we want to encourage you to take this opportunity to get back on track. Keep reading to learn more about how we restore smiles after dental damage.
Treat existing infections
If you have existing cavities or infected oral tissues, our team will begin by removing tissues that are severely damaged. When infections are left untreated, oral bacteria can spread throughout the smile, eventually infecting adjacent teeth and even jawbone tissue. Rampant periodontal disease will cause the very foundation of your smile, the tissues that hold teeth in place, to weaken; this is why periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adult patients.
Support the foundation of your smile
The next step is to fortify healthy enamel, and promote your body’s natural healing process. Our dental team may recommend that you use a specific formulation of mouth rinse or toothpaste to neutralize bacteria and keep your mouth clean enough to heal. Likewise, you may benefit from adding a particular dental tool, like an electric toothbrush or Waterpik into your daily routine.
Rebuild diminished tissue or lost teeth
Restorative treatments are designed to repair damage and make your smile whole again. Gum tissue grafts are used to build up lost oral tissues. Our team may craft customized crowns or restorations to replace missing portions of your natural teeth. And for those patients who have lost teeth, we provide dental implant treatment as well as bridges and dentures.
As you can see, there are a number of treatment options available to help you reach your dental goals. Schedule a personal consultation with our Mill Valley restorative dentists to learn more and to get some personalized oral health recommendations.