Get Back to a Carefree Smile
Restorative Dentistry in Point Loma
Dr. Amin has years of experience providing successful restorative treatment and getting patients back to optimal health. Whether you’re in Ocean Beach, Old Town, or Point Loma, Lighthouse Dental is proud to offer the latest dental technology and modern treatment to give patients pain-free, efficient care. If you suspect you have a cavity or if you have chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, contact us today for restorative care.
If you have a cavity, it’s important to get it filled right away. Early intervention with a filling is the best way to avoid further complications, and getting treatment as soon as you notice an issue can save you both time and money.
At our office, we use composite, tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. Tooth-colored fillings are durable, long-lasting, and form a secure bond to your tooth. In addition, they provide much better aesthetic results compared to metal amalgam fillings, which leave your smile discolored and gray.
Restore Damaged, Missing Teeth
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a great option for restoring seriously-damaged teeth. At Lighthouse Dental, we use porcelain crowns because this material looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Crowns are designed to cover up and protect your remaining enamel, all the way down to the gum line. By covering all your remaining tooth structure, crowns can help preserve teeth that have large cavities, have been treated with a root canal, or have been damaged by an oral injury.
Dental bridges use multiple crowns to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth. Two crowns are attached to healthy “abutment” teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Then, a false tooth (pontic) is suspended between these teeth to fill in the gap where the missing tooth used to be.
Get a Crown in a Day
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
CEREC dentistry uses a special 3D scanner and an in-office CAD/CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Manufacturing) unit. With these tools, Dr. Amin can scan your mouth and create a dental crown in just a few minutes. While traditional crowns can take weeks to complete, patients at Lighthouse Dental can restore a broken or damaged tooth in a single appointment. If you’re considering same-day crowns in Point Loma, call us today!
Restore Infected Teeth
Anterior & Posterior Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the best way to restore an infected tooth. Tooth infections typically occur when the outer layer of your tooth is damaged and the soft, vulnerable interior pulp is exposed to bacteria. During root canal therapy, Dr. Amin will create a small opening in your tooth and remove the infected material. Your tooth will be cleaned and disinfected, then it will be restored with a filling or a crown. Dr. Amin has many years of experience with endodontics, and can perform root canals on both anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth.
Replace Missing Teeth
Full & Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be used to replace multiple missing teeth by attaching to your remaining healthy teeth. They are an affordable and convenient option if you are missing several of your natural teeth. Full dentures are somewhat different, and only recommended if you have already lost most or all of your teeth. This is because they fit directly over your gums to restore the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth, and any remaining teeth must be extracted before you can receive full dentures.
At Lighthouse Dental
Whether you are suffering from a sore, infected tooth, missing teeth, or simply need a filling for a cavity, Dr. Amin can help. During your restorative consultation, he will walk you through every step of treatment so you feel confident, comfortable, and informed. To get started, give our team a call at (619) 224-2204 or stop by our office at 3625 Midway Drive, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92110.