Restorative Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA

Restorative Dentistry

Carlston Dental Group

Restorative dentistry is a broad category of dental procedures designed to improve the function and appearance of your smile. At Carlston Dental Group, I offer restorative dentistry solutions to patients to restore their teeth as well as their gums to a healthy state after they have been affected by decay or disease. 

The most common restorative procedures I provide my patients include fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and periodontal treatment. These services help patients avoid tooth loss and the need for more extensive procedures like dental implants.

Tooth Fillings

When patients visit me to fix issues caused by tooth decay, damage like cracks and fractures, or worn-down teeth, the most common restorative dentistry procedure I recommend is tooth filling. Tooth fillings restore the function and structure of teeth damaged by decay or trauma. 

Before I place a tooth filling, I first gently and carefully remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, I replace it with an amalgam or composite resin filling to restore the tooth to its original shape, size, strength, and function, as well as prevent any further damage.

Tooth fillings are among the most straightforward restorative dentistry procedures and patients who receive fillings don’t need to worry about experiencing pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. 

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is shaped like a tooth and completely covers a damaged natural tooth to restore its shape and size, as well as its strength and appearance. The crown is bonded to the natural tooth for support and protection. 

At Carlston Dental Group, I custom-design crowns to ensure they fit snugly over the affected tooth and properly protect it from further wear and tear. I recommend this restorative procedure to patients who have undergone a root canal procedure, have teeth affected by severe decay or trauma, or to improve the appearance of severely discolored or misshapen teeth. 

I use different materials to custom-design crowns, depending on the patient’s specific needs and preferences. Each material has its own pros and cons. For instance, metal crowns provide strength and are commonly used on back molars that endure a lot of stress due to chewing motions. Porcelain fused to metal crowns offer an aesthetically pleasing option that’s also durable and cost-effective. All-ceramic crowns are also an option and look the most aesthetically pleasing.

Dental Bridges

For patients with one or several lost teeth, I recommend dental bridges as a convenient and durable replacement. A bridge is a fixed restoration that consists of a replacement tooth or teeth called pontics that are fused between two crowns. It is used to fill in the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. 

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I can recommend several types of dental bridges depending on your particular needs, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. I use traditional bridges to fill the gap between two healthy teeth and cantilever bridges when the patient only has one healthy tooth to support the restoration. Resin-bonded bridges can be used in both situations. 

Root Canal Therapy

When a patient suffers from a pulp infection and we want to save it from extraction, the go-to procedure is a root canal. During this procedure, I create an opening in the tooth to remove the damaged pulp and nerve and then seal the tooth to prevent reinfection and further damage. 

Root canals are often feared by patients. But you can rest assured that I will do my best to ensure you have a stress-free and pain-free experience. 

For gentle, customized, stress-free dental procedures in Los Angeles, California, do not hesitate to contact our dental practice. You can reach us by phone at (310) 838-0844, visit us at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or conveniently schedule your appointment online.

In some complicated situations, Dr. Carlston will refer patients to a Specialist. We deal with highly recommended specialists in the area.


2472 Overland Ave,
Los Angeles, CA, CA, 90064

Office Hours

MON9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TUE7:00 am - 4:00 pm

WED9:00 am - 6:00 pm

THU - FRI7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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