Dental fillings are a common restorative dental procedure used to repair damage caused by cavities or other oral health issues. The type of material used for the filling will depend on the location and extent of the damage, as well as your overall oral health. If left untreated, cavities can grow and lead to more invasive procedures like root canals.
Dental fillings work by sealing off the damaged area of the tooth to prevent further decay. The filling material is first placed into the cavity, and then it is hardened using a special light. This process helps to restore the strength and structure of the tooth, and can also help to improve its appearance.
If you have a cavity, it's important to see our dentist as soon as possible to get it filled. This simple procedure can help to prevent further damage to your tooth, and keep your smile looking its best.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
If you have ever had a crown in the past, you probably remember having to wear a temporary crown for a week or more while your permanent restoration was crafted in a dental lab. At our office, our dentists, Dr. Clifford Young and Dr. Peter Young, and our team offer CEREC same-day crowns in Upland, California, so you do not have to wait to enjoy your new smile.
How The CEREC Same Day Crown Process Works
We use a special computerized tooth creation technology called CEREC. This digital system works from imaging to production in a short time in our own office. You can read more about each step below.
A Camera Instead of Messy Impressions
After we prepare your tooth, we use this ultraprecise camera that takes a digital image of your tooth. This eliminates the need for messy putty and impression materials that most patients hate – including the gag-inducing feeling of a tray in your mouth.
This image takes into account exactly how your tooth should look and how your bite should feel. The image is then uploaded to a computer that designs the porcelain crown for your tooth.
A missing tooth can create several dental problems. It can affect the aesthetics of your smile, make it difficult for you to perform basic oral functions and can lead to future dental damage. Our dentists can provide you with a dental bridge in Upland, California, to improve every facet of your smile. To plan your visit with Dr. Clifford Young or Dr. Peter Young, call Young Dental Health Center at 909-985-8500.
Non-removable dental bridges can restore your teeth to their normal level of functionality by filling the gaps in your smile. A dental bridge will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.
Dental bridges are replacement teeth fused to dental crowns or implants. The dental crowns or implants are placed on either side of a gap where teeth are missing, and the replacement teeth then “bridge” that gap.
Dental bridges can quickly boost the quality of your life. They make it easier to talk and chew and they make it more fun to smile and laugh. A dental bridge will keep your smile safe and beautiful for years to come.
Root Canal Therapy
An infection in one of your teeth can be painful and may even result in tooth loss if it is not addressed. If you are experiencing a toothache or even just sensitivity in a tooth, call Young Dental Health Center at 909-985-8500 for an appointment with our dentists. Dr. Clifford Young or Dr. Peter Young may suggest a root canal treatment in Upland, California, to keep your smile healthy and intact.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is necessary when a tooth’s pulp (nerve and blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed. This condition is also known as an abscessed tooth, and it can cause serious pain and discomfort.
An abscessed tooth is caused by the penetration of bacteria. If a small chip forms in the tooth, bacteria can find its way into the pulp and destroy it. This problem is a grave one and can lead to many side effects and future issues, like:
- Bitter taste in mouth and/or bad breath
- Pain when chewing
- Swelling in mouth and neck
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
- Shifting in the remaining teeth
It is important to protect yourself from the symptoms and problems that come with an abscessed tooth.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a common solution for people who have lost some or all of their teeth. There are different types of dentures available, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth, while full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Implant-supported dentures are another option, which is growing in popularity.
Dentures are made from a mold of your teeth and gums, and are custom-fit to your mouth. They can be made from different materials, including porcelain, acrylic, or metal.
Dentures must be removed daily for cleaning. They should also be taken out at night so that your gums can rest.
Dentures may feel awkward or loose at first, but with time and adjustment, they will become more comfortable. It is important to practice speaking and eating with dentures so that you can get used to them.
If you are considering dentures, be sure to contact us about all of your options and we will determine the best solution