If decay or injury gets in the way of your healthy, complete smile, let us help! Dr. Michael Piccione provides the restorative dentistry services necessary for beautiful, functional smiles. We were one of the first in the area to invest in the technology to make one-visit restorations possible 10 years ago, and we’re still leaders in the field. Learn more about our state-of-the-art offerings and request an appointment with us today to experience quality restorative dentistry in Sunnyvale!
You may have heard of restorative procedures before, but haven’t heard them referred to in that way. Common restorative services include fillings, chipped or broken teeth, and even missing teeth. So, you might be a candidate for these kinds of procedures if you have some imperfection in your pearly whites that goes beyond just cosmetic. If you have an issue that interferes with the function of your tooth, then you need some kind of restorative service, which Dr. Piccione is always more than happy to provide. Keep reading below while we explain some of our most common restorative procedures in greater detail for your convenience!
The traditional crown and bridge have stood the test of time as a trusted restorative solution for damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Thanks to our CEREC technology, beautiful and sturdy dental crowns can be completed in a single visit with Dr. Piccione, your trusted dentist in Sunnyvale. Crowns and bridges created from dental porcelain or ceramic blend beautifully with the surrounding tooth enamel for a flawless finish. They also allow you to bite and chew just as easily and powerfully as you did with your natural teeth. Our skilled dental team can craft gorgeous and functional crowns and bridges for Sunnyvale, CA and the surrounding communities.
Tooth-colored fillings are created from biocompatible composite resin, a metal- and mercury-free material that blends flawlessly with the surrounding tooth enamel. With tooth-colored fillings, we can restore new areas that have been decayed, replace old gray dental work, and even make minor fixes to the front teeth for a significant overall improvement. Gone are the days when having a cavity meant marring your teeth with a silver or gray spot. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are significantly easier for patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal, since they are made of completely metal-free materials. They also require that less of the natural tooth structure be removed, making them a more conservative treatment.
CEREC, or the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, allows Dr. Piccione to prepare, manufacture, and place your new restoration in a single visit to our office. Many dentists across the country are just now adopting this technology, but we’ve been offering it to patients for 10 years and counting. Previously, the process for a crown required two appointments and the use of a temporary restoration in the time between. With traditional crowns, you had to wear an often-uncomfortable plastic temporary crown for several weeks before your permanent one was ready. With CEREC, the final crown is crafted from a solid block of ceramic in just one visit to our office. CEREC saves you time, discomfort, and improves the overall result.
A denture replaces missing teeth and the surrounding periodontal (gum) tissue. Most are removable, and they are all made to look just like your natural teeth — enhancing your ability to eat, speak, and smile. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures replace an entire row of missing teeth, and partials are used when some natural teeth remain in the gum line. Partial dentures complete the smile by attaching to any remaining natural teeth with clasps or clips. They also prevent your natural teeth from shifting around to try and fill in the gaps themselves.