Restorative dentistry is a specialized dental field that is designed to significantly improve both major and minor conditions with your teeth and gums. Replacement of missing teeth, root canals, placement of bridges and crowns are all considered restorative treatments. The final stage of dental implants, a popular alternative to dentures, can be performed right here at our Riverside, CA dental practice.
With options such as dental implants, you can address a number of dental problems and restore your smile to a healthy, beautiful appearance. Our restorative dentist, Robert J. Mohn, is specially-trained in a variety of dental fields. What sets us apart from many other dental practices is the fact that most of what you need to improve your teeth can be done right here at our practice, with no need to see multiple doctors at various locations.
DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Porcelain dental crowns can be an effective solution for restoring form and function to damaged teeth while also improving their appearance. Once the design has been completed, your crown will be fabricated out of durable porcelain material using milling technology and then secured to your tooth with strong oral cement. Through proper care and maintenance, your porcelain dental crowns can last for decades.
Dental bridges can be an excellent option if you are missing one or more consecutive teeth along your gumline. Our doctor uses zirconia – a durable, non-metallic material that more closely resembles the natural color of teeth – and can have the bridge completed within days. Dental bridges are often supported on either side by other restorations such as dental crowns or dental implants, depending on your specific needs. Ultimately, this effective cosmetic treatment can provide beautiful results while helping to improve speaking, chewing, and a variety of other problems associated with missing teeth.
ROOT CANALS AND ENDODONTICS
Endodontics is an ADA-recognized dental specialty that focuses on the tissue and nerves that surround the root and pulp of a tooth. Every tooth contains a nourishing pulp center of blood vessels, nerves, and lymph vessels protected by a hard external shell. The vessels and nerves connect to the rest of the body’s systems by way of a canal running through the tooth’s root that acts as a conduit for sensory signals. When a tooth becomes decayed or damaged, the nerves and delicate pulp inside the tooth can become infected and cause intense pain and tenderness. The main procedure associated with endodontics is a root canal, where the pulp chamber and canals are removed of the decayed organic tooth material, disinfected, and replaced with an inert filling.
Root canal therapy and endodontics can save your teeth from severe decay, extreme discomfort, and ultimate extraction. Please contact Dr. Mohn’s office for further details on root canal therapy, emergency dentistry, and tooth pain relief. Our team will be happy to answer your questions.
HOW A ROOT CANAL CAN HELP
Root canals are an effective treatment with a very high success rate. Some of the common indicators that a root canal may be needed are:
- Unprompted throbbing or pain
- Pain while chewing, eating, or biting
- Sensitivity or tenderness to hot or cold
- Swelling or tenderness near an infected tooth
- Severe breaks, chips, or injuries to tooth
Root canal treatment can often be a tooth-saving procedure. The nerves and vessels in tooth pulp do not heal by themselves in the case of an infection. Without treatment, the infection may continue to spread to the rest of the tooth, causing bone deterioration and the eventual need for extraction. At Robert J. Mohn DDS, we have an experienced endodontist on site to offer patients the confidence of knowing their dental needs will be taken care of under the most qualified and specialized treatment.
THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE
Our dentists combine the latest in endodontic technology and techniques to perform the root canal procedure safely and comfortably. Utilizing the highest-grade dental microscopes for enhanced comfort and results, they first administer anesthetic and gently remove the infected pulp from the root canal using rotary instrumentation. If the tooth requires additional support, a post is placed in the canal and secured with dental cement. Following the removal of the infected portion of the tooth, the root canal will be filled with dental cement for strength, ultimately making way for a permanent dental crown placed over the tooth for protection. This not only protects the tooth, but also gives it a natural look and feel.
Our specialists can perform root canal therapy and crown placement right here under one roof, without having to refer you to another practice, making the process more convenient and efficient. Our goal is to prevent further damage from decaying teeth with results that look terrific!
CONTACT DR. MOHN’S OFFICE
For more information about our general and advanced dentistry techniques, or to schedule a appointment with Dr. Mohn, please contact us today. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can.