Restorative Treatments

Restorative Treatments Bixby Knolls, CA

Dental restorations remove disease, help support the teeth, and prevent further breakdown of tooth structure.

Your Bixby Knolls dentist will check for dental diseases and conditions during your comprehensive oral evaluation. From the exam and x-ray imaging, they’ll create a custom treatment plan outlining which restorative treatments in Bixby Knolls will help you achieve better oral health.

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Why Do You Need Restorative Dental Treatments?

Your dentist will recommend restorative dental treatments if you have a dental disease or condition that can result in poor oral health, including:

  • Dental decay
  • Enamel wear, abrasion, or erosion
  • Root exposure
  • Enamel cracks, chips, or fractures
  • Missing teeth

These conditions can result in the breakdown of your teeth and the risk of dental pain and even tooth loss.

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What Restorative Dental Treatments Does Your Bixby Knolls Dentist Provide?

Dentist of Bixby Knolls provides the following restorative treatment options.

Composite Fillings

We can restore a decayed tooth by removing the decay and filling it with composite resin (tooth-colored filling material). The filling adds support, preventing further damage. Plus, the white filling material looks like your natural tooth structure.

Dental Inlays & Onlays

A dental filling might not be the best option for teeth with deep dental decay or cracks. Dental inlays and onlays are permanent restorations made of porcelain. These materials are incredibly durable, allowing the restorations to withstand the harsh oral environment for 10 or more years. Plus, they look and feel like natural teeth.


Your Bixby Knolls dentist can create two types of mouthguards:

  • Sports guards: These mouthguards protect your teeth, soft tissues, jawbones, and jaw joints whenever you engage in sports or certain exercises
  • Night guards: These mouthguards protect your teeth and jaw joints from bruxism (clenching and grinding) and helps prevent, reduce, or eliminate pain from TMJ disorder
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Fixed Bridges

Fixed bridges are ideal for restoring missing teeth. The bridge consists of at least three components: A pontic (fake tooth) and two abutments. The abutment crowns fit on the teeth adjacent to the empty space, supporting the pontic. The result is a beautiful, permanent restoration that looks natural, helps you regain your beautiful smile, and makes it easier to chew.

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion (microabrasion) utilizes compressed air and silica, baking soda, or aluminum oxide. This procedure can help remove early dental decay and stains without anesthesia or a dental handpiece (drill).

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is also known as chairside veneers. Your Bixby Knolls dentist will use composite resin to improve the appearance of damaged front teeth. We can use this material to repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth. Dental bonding can give your teeth a brighter, whiter appearance if you have stubborn stains that don’t resolve with bleaching.

Chairside veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers and can restore/correct many of the same features as lab-fabricated veneers. However, composite isn’t as durable as porcelain and can break down and stain more quickly. Talk to your dentist about which option is best for your needs.

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Does Dental Insurance Pay for Restorative Procedures?

The cost of restorative treatments from a North Long Beach dentist depends on the type of treatment you need. Most insurance companies cover restorative procedures. How much they’ll pay depends on your plan and any restrictions. Talk to our team to get an accurate cost estimate and discuss payment options.

Restore Your Smile and Oral Health with Restorative Treatments in Bixby Knolls

Our biggest goal is to help you achieve better oral health – and keep your teeth for a lifetime. We can help you do this when you invest in preventative and restorative dental treatments from Dentist of Bixby Knolls.

We Want to Help You Achieve Better Oral Health

Contact us today at (562) 287-5175 to schedule an exam and consultation at Dentist of Bixby Knolls.