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Esthetic Dental Restorations at Martinez DDS

Jaclyn Martinez, DDS: Dentist

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Decay, damage, or injury can cause teeth to weaken. Left untreated, these issues can cause other health problems, but esthetic restoration works to strengthen teeth and restore mouth health. At her practice in San Jose, California, Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, offers the latest in esthetic restoration to patients of all ages. For your best, healthiest smile, request an appointment with Dr. Martinez by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Esthetic Restoration Q&A

What is esthetic dental restoration?

Dental restoration repairs damage caused by decay, damage, or injury. If you have a cavity, it can weaken your tooth and cause pain. Restoration strengthens your tooth and stops decay.

Esthetic restoration takes the look of your smile into account. Tooth-colored fillings and crowns look just like natural teeth, but they add strength and protection to weak teeth.

If you have one or more missing teeth — or if you need a tooth extracted — a bridge is a prosthetic appliance that fits into the space left by missing teeth. Bridges are custom-made to fit your mouth, and they fill gaps in your smile.

The esthetic dental restoration process

Dental esthetic restoration is a dental treatment that aims to restore the natural appearance of a patient's teeth by using dental materials that match the color, translucency, and texture of natural teeth. As a dentist, the process of performing esthetic restoration begins with a thorough examination of the patient's teeth, gums, and oral health.

During the initial consultation, the dentist will discuss the patient's concerns and goals for their smile. They will then develop a customized treatment plan based on the patient's needs, which may involve a combination of different procedures, such as dental veneers, crowns, or bonding.

To perform dental esthetic restoration, the dentist will first prepare the affected teeth by removing any decay or damage, shaping the teeth to accommodate the restorations, and creating an impression of the teeth to ensure a proper fit. Once the restorations have been fabricated in a dental lab, the dentist will bond them to the patient's teeth using a dental adhesive.

Throughout the esthetic restoration process, the dentist will carefully evaluate the appearance and function of the restorations to ensure a natural-looking and comfortable fit. The dentist may also make adjustments to the restorations, such as adjusting the shape or color, to achieve the desired result.

The end result of dental esthetic restoration is a beautiful, natural-looking smile that is both functional and comfortable. This treatment can have a significant impact on a patient's self-confidence and overall quality of life, allowing them to smile and eat with confidence. If you are interested in improving the appearance of your teeth, speak with your dentist about the esthetic restoration options that are available to you.

Why do I need esthetic restoration?

Esthetic restoration is a great option for people of all ages who have suffered tooth decay or damage. When you get esthetic restoration at Dr. Martinez’s office, you can have a healthy, natural-looking smile.

Tooth-colored fillings are a popular option for smaller cavities. When bacteria builds up on teeth, small holes can form in your enamel. This allows bacteria to get inside your tooth, and worsen decay. Fillings clean out the decay and seal off the tooth to protect it.

If you have a tooth that has significant decay, a crown is a cap that completely covers the visible part of your tooth. A crown can be made to look just like your natural teeth. It adds strength and keeps your tooth from falling apart over time.

Bridges come in numerous shapes, sizes, and styles to fit any mouth. They can replace just one tooth or several teeth in a row. Bridges keep remaining natural teeth in place and complete your smile.

How does esthetic restoration work?

Esthetic restoration is focused on improving the function of your mouth, eliminating pain, and giving you a better smile. Dr. Martinez begins every esthetic restoration with an oral exam, which may include digital X-rays and digital impressions.

Some esthetic services, like tooth-colored fillings, can be completed in just one office visit. Treatments that involve the creation of a custom bridge or crown may take multiple visits. 

Your digital impressions are sent to a dental lab and used to create your custom dental prosthetic. When your prosthetic comes back to the office, you return for a fitting. Bridges, crowns, and dental implants are placed securely inside your mouth, and Dr. Martinez ensures a comfortable fit.

In most cases, your esthetic restoration doesn’t require any special care. Simply brush and floss your teeth twice a day, whether you have fillings, crowns, or bridgework. 

If your smile has been affected by damage or decay, esthetic restoration can help. Find out more about your options by requesting a consultation online or over the phone today.