Restorative Dentistry at Hillside Dental, Las Vegas
Hillside Dental is a Las Vegas dental office that has been founded on excellence. Our commitment to outstanding patient care is evident not only in our friendly, professional manner but in our use of the latest dental technologies and techniques. When restorative care is needed, our patients can count on our use of the highest quality materials to achieve beautiful, long lasting results.
Patients of Hillside Dental can receive restorative care with a number of services.
Dental CrownsThe purpose of a dental crown is to restore the natural form and functionality to a tooth that has sustained damage too great for a filling to repair. Dr. Lim’s patients can choose to have crowns made from metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or all porcelain. There was a good amount of time during which only metal crowns were available. Today’s dental patients have more choices, many of which are designed to preserve the natural beauty of the smile while fortifying a tooth for long term durability. When metal is chosen for the repair of a back tooth, gold is the highest standard, offering a discreet appearance and decades of function.
To restore the structure of a tooth, the crown provides complete coverage. To ensure the most predictable outcome from care, Dr. Lim designs crowns strategically, using precision, advanced technique, and an artistic eye.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.
The creation of full and partial dentures is undertaken with a great deal of care. We want our patients to feel comfortable and confident in their new smile and are happy to make adjustments as needed to prevent or eliminate sore spots. Through the use of high quality acrylic material, the dentures made in the modern dental lab look like your natural smile.
Dentures and Jaw RestorationOne of the potential drawbacks of conventional denture treatment is that this type of appliance is not likely to provide the jawbone with the stimulation necessary for preservation. In the natural oral anatomy, teeth are tethered to the jawbone via their roots. The roots also transfer force from teeth to the bone tissue, which is what keeps the jaw dense and healthy. When there are no natural teeth or roots remaining, there is no longer a way to transfer this force. Due to the fact that conventional dentures sit on top of the gums, they cannot meet the needs of the jawbone for stimulation. To remedy this concern, Dr. Lim suggests that patients consider stabilizing dentures with a few dental implants, prosthetics that replace missing roots.
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Old Dental WorkThe way that teeth are restored and enhanced today is far different than older techniques. Dr. Lim works with patients who would like to replace old dental work such as metal crowns or amalgam fillings, providing options that look beautifully natural. The purpose of modern dental materials is to restore teeth while preserving natural appearance. If your dental work does not currently meet your aesthetic needs, we can provide care to achieve your goals.
What our patients say about Restorative Dentistry Treatment
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.
The root canal procedure is often associated with pain. The truth is that the only pain linked to root canal therapy is that which comes before. In order to eliminate our patient’s pain, we administer local anesthetic to numb the area and we remove the infected tissue, along with the tooth’s nerve and root. There is no pain during the procedure, nor after because infected, inflamed nerves have been removed. After root canal therapy, the damaged tooth will be restored with a beautiful crown.
Hillside Dental provides care for all of your family’s dental needs.
Call 702-666-8584 to schedule your dental check-up.