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By Dr. David M. Gordon
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out when a dental filling may actually improve the health of your teeth.fillings

We know that most people know what a dental filling is. In fact, many people probably have at least one; however, not everyone understands this restorative dentistry and when it’s necessary. Our Vallejo, CA, dentist, Dr. David Gordon, is here to tell you in which situations a dental filling could just end up bettering your oral health.

Discovering that you have a cavity is never fun. Luckily, if you come in every six months for routine cleanings then chances are pretty good that our Vallejo general dentist caught the issue early enough that it didn’t cause too much damage. Of course, decay will continue to spread further if it isn’t treated. That’s why we need to remove the decayed enamel to prevent the cavity from getting worse.

However, once the decayed enamel has been removed, as you might imagine, the tooth isn’t as strong as it used to be and it won’t look or function in quite the same manner. In order to restrengthen the tooth and also improve its shape and appearance, we will need to place a dental filling.

A dental filling is used to restore the areas that have been drilled away, and there are different kinds of fillings from which to choose. The type of dental filling you will need will depend on what tooth we are treating, the extent of the decay and even the overall expense. Fillings can be made from porcelain or composite resin.

You want a restoration that will blend in with the rest of your smile and won’t be noticeable. This is where composite or porcelain fillings come in. These materials are matched to the shade of your teeth to ensure that you get the results that blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Do you have questions about dental fillings? Do you need to schedule your routine cleaning? Dealing with a toothache? If so, our Vallejo, CA, dental team is here to provide you with the care you need no matter what’s going on. Call our office today!

By Dr. David M. Gordon
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you curious about these popular restorations and what they can do for your smile?dental crowns

You were sitting outside on your lunch break enjoying your sandwich and a bit of sun when you notice a rather large crunch. It isn’t the sound of your sandwich but it is the sound of your tooth. What do you do? First thing’s first. You don’t want the tooth to become worse or be exposed to bacteria, so coming in to visit our Vallejo, CA, dentist, Dr. David Gordon, right away is key. From there we may determine if this damaged tooth needs a dental crown.

When does a tooth require a dental crown?

This is a great question and one that our Vallejo general dentist will be able to address when you come into the office to treat your damaged tooth. Of course, not everyone will notice that nasty crunch from a broken tooth or find that chipped piece of the tooth so the only way they find out their tooth is even damaged is when they come in for a routine cleaning. Once we examine the tooth and determine the extent of the damage, we can decide whether a crown is the best way to protect it. You may benefit from crowns if:

  • You have a tooth that is fractured, broken or cracked
  • You had to undergo root canal therapy to remove an infected dental pulp
  • You have a tooth that has weakened and been extensively worn down from years of teeth grinding
  • You have a tooth that is severely discolored or malformed
  • You need to support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth
  • You need to cover a dental implant (another option for replacing missing teeth)

Porcelain crowns are designed from a material that is matched to the shade of your teeth. No one will be able to tell which tooth has a crown and which teeth are all natural. In some cases, crowns can be made from both porcelain and metal so that it provides the foundational strength and support of metal with a material that offers a tooth-colored crown.

Whether you have questions about getting dental crowns in Vallejo, CA, or you just need to schedule preventive dental care, Dr. Gordon is here to make sure that your smile gets the care it deserves. Call us today!



General Dentistry in Vallejo
David Gordon D.D.S.
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Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-2200

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