Restorative Dentistry – Long Beach, CA
How We Can Repair Damaged Smiles
Even people who routinely brush, floss, and attend dental checkups may still find themselves with decayed or broken teeth. Sudden accidents or injuries can also affect anyone at any time. If you’re dealing with a hurting or damaged tooth, Dr. Matthew Listiyo would be more than happy to relieve your pain and fix your smile. Just contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Why Choose Listiyo Family Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Mess-Free Digital Impressions
- Conservative Treatments from a Gentle Dentist
- Emergency Visits Available on the Same Day
For minor cavities, we can restore the lost tooth structure with a composite resin material rather than the silver amalgam fillings of the past. The resin allows us to preserve much more of your natural enamel, and it can be shaded to seamlessly mimic the natural color of your tooth. Additionally, you won’t need to worry about that tooth being sensitive to hot and cold stimuli since the filling contains no metal at all.
To repair an extensively decayed tooth, or protect a vulnerable tooth from future damage, we can “cap” the tooth with a customized restoration called a dental crown. Since the crown completely covers the part of the tooth above the gumline, it restores its function while safeguarding the structure that remains. Our practice uses high-quality materials for dental crowns, including traditional gold and natural-looking porcelain.
The phrase “root canal" might sound scary, but with today’s techniques and tools, this procedure is incredibly safe, smooth, and no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity treated with a filling. Contrary to the rumors, root canals can relieve pain instead of causing it. When we can remove infected tissue from the nerve-filled center of the tooth, we not only eliminate the toothache, but we can also save the tooth from needing to be extracted.
While Dr. Listiyo aims to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, there are some situations where a tooth needs to be removed in order to protect your oral health as a whole. For example, a severely injured or infected tooth will only cause further damage when left in the mouth. Throughout the entire process, our team will make sure you remain safe and comfortable, and we can even discuss tooth replacement options afterward.