If for any reason you do experience dental damage or decay, Milpitas dentist, Dr. Sumity Sharma has the training and expertise to provide a wide array of restorative dentistry options. From minimally invasive tooth-colored fillings to advanced treatments like root canals and dentures, our office has the care you need to fully repair dental damage and completely renew your oral health. Contact our team right away if you experience any dental discomfort or damage. We’re always here to help.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are possibly the most commonly used restorative dentistry solution. They are restorations that fit completely over the top of damaged or decayed teeth. The goal is to protect the remaining healthy tooth structure and prevent future damage. We offer dental crowns in a variety of high quality materials.
We use high quality composite resin fillings to repair the structure of damaged or decayed teeth without adversely impacting a patient’s appearance. A tooth-colored resin is applied directly to your teeth in a putty-like state, and it can fill in the smallest pits and grooves to create a naturally strong restoration.
Dentures & Partials
If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, we will likely need to create a partial or full denture to replace your lost dental structure. Partials are tooth replacement prosthetics used to fill the gaps in smiles when patients still have healthy teeth remaining. A gum colored base is shaped to fit between remaining dental structures and support replacement teeth. Partials are anchored to remaining healthy teeth with metal clasps. A full denture, as the name suggests, is used to replace an entire row of teeth, but it is crafted similarly to a partial. A gum colored base is fitted snuggly against the gum line where natural suction holds it in position, and a full row of replacement teeth is affixed to the base. For added stability and longevity of your dentures, we also offer dental implant supported dentures.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is necessary when damage or decay reaches the interior layer of the tooth. The nerve structure of teeth is housed within this inner dental layer, so when damage reaches this level, the result can be a severe toothache. Root canal therapy allows us to relieve the toothache and preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure.
Removing teeth is never the solution we want to pursue. However, there are times when tooth extraction is the best possible treatment to ensure your overall oral health. When this is the case, Dr. Sharma has the skill to safely perform tooth extraction procedures from the comfort of our Milpitas office. Some of the reasons we may suggest a tooth extraction include:
- Severe decay or damage that has destroyed too much of the tooth, making it impossible for a restoration to be supported
- Damage or decay that may adversely affect the surrounding teeth or soft tissue
- In preparation for orthodontic treatment or for the creation of partial/full dentures
Third molars (“wisdom teeth”) are the most often extracted teeth. They are the last teeth to erupt into the smile, and for most patients, there is not enough adequate space within the smile line to accommodate this additional set of molars. The result can be shifting teeth, impaction (inability of teeth to erupt), or crowding. That’s why we often recommend extraction for these teeth.