At Edison C. Louie DDS, Inc., our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
Chao Pinhole Surgery Technique
Most of us suffer from gum recession as we age. Not only can this be unsightly and add years to our appearance, but it also opens the door for root decay, root sensitivity, and erosion of the root surface which is very soft compared to the hard enamel of the tooth. Dr. John Chao invented this wonderful procedure which allows us to correct the gum recession with minimal discomfort which is in direct contrast to the “old, conventional” method.
Read more about the benefits of the Chao Pinhole surgery technique.
Lasers are used in restorative dentistry in the place of the dental drill! It will actually remove old composite fillings and prepare the teeth without even contacting the surfaces. To make it even more amazing, this is usually done without discomfort or local anesthesia! Lasers are also used to accelerate bleaching techniques and can be used to reduce snoring (Nightlase).
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Full Mouth Restoration
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it's time to visit your dental home. There are a variety of great treatments we offer that can help you to get the smile that you've always wanted, from fixing gaps to removing stains, and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg!
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Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
Learn more about tooth colored dental fillings.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns.
Discover how a dental crown and dental bridge can be used on a damaged or decayed tooth.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embed into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
Dentures: Complete, Partial & Custom
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Discover how different types of removable dentures can replace missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the “pulpy” center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
Discover how a root canal could save a tooth from being extracted.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our restorative services call (714) 922-3132, and schedule your appointment now!