Restorative Dentistry & Implants Specialist

Murphy Dental Group

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, roughly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. At Murphy Dental Group in San Jose, California, Harjit Khehra, DDS, can help you replace your missing teeth and restore your smile through an array of options, such as crowns and bridges. To understand which method is best to restore your smile, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Restorative Dentistry & Implants Q & A

Murphy Dental Group

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry restores and improves your tooth’s shape, your chewing function, or your speech. Dr. Khehra uses state-of-the-art materials and procedures to provide you with the most natural-looking smile.

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns are prosthetic caps placed on top of your damaged tooth to restore its shape and function. Dr. Khehra customizes the crown’s color to your liking so it can match your other teeth.

A dental bridge helps restore your smile by filling a gap caused by a missing tooth. The bridge consists of two crowns located on the ends of the bridge that anchor onto your natural teeth. In between the crowns is a false tooth, called a pontic.

Restoring your smile using crowns and bridges has multiple advantages because they offer protection to your damaged tooth or teeth and are durable; they can last 15 years or more.

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are a great way to restore your decayed or damaged tooth without having to extract your natural tooth. Dr. Khehra removes the decayed part of your tooth, cleans the tooth, then fills it with porcelain, amalgam, or gold.

A dental filling can restore the functionality and aesthetic of your tooth, prevent your tooth from becoming more infected, and last upward of 15 years.

What are dentures?

Dentures are an excellent removable option that replaces your lost teeth and provides you with a beautiful and functional smile.

There are two options for dentures, with the first being partial dentures. These are an ideal solution if you’re only missing a few teeth. The other option is full dentures, which replaces all of your teeth along your dental arch.

What are inlays and onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are considered indirect fillings because they’re made outside your mouth and bonded to your tooth. The bonding process can actually improve the strength of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays can be made of a tooth-colored material like porcelain or another special dental composite so you can have an aesthetically beautiful smile.

If you’re looking to restore your teeth from decay, infection, or accidents, call Murphy Dental Group today or schedule your appointment online.