Restorative Dentistry for Downtown San Francisco, SOMA & East Cut
Dental restoration is the art and science of restoring or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Perona offers the complete spectrum of restorative dental procedures to restore a healthy smile’s comfort, function, and beauty.
Dr. Perona uses CEREC technology to restore damaged and decayed teeth in just one visit, saving you time and money while giving beautiful results. CEREC is an innovative system that allows us to clean and care for the damaged area, take an optical impression of the jawbone and teeth, and then design and create a realistic restoration using computer software and our in-house milling machine. CEREC creates fillings and crowns in just minutes, allowing Dr. Perona to replace a filling or place a new crown in one visit.
If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, we can often save the tooth and its roots by placing a dental crown over the visible portion of the tooth. After cleaning and disinfecting the area and removing any damage, the tooth is shaped and filed to accept the dental crown. The crown is cemented in place to protect the tooth from additional damage and give you a natural-looking tooth.
Some dental crowns can be placed in a single visit using CEREC technology. Some cases may require the placement of a temporary crown with a permanent restoration at a second appointment.
Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root and visible portion. Getting dental implants is a lengthy process, but it is the only permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants offer several advantages, including jawbone preservation, full bite force, and comfort. Dr. Perona works closely with his patients and an oral surgeon to coordinate dental implant restoration from surgery to final restoration.
A dental filling is the simplest and most effective way to eliminate a cavity or repair a crack in a tooth. We use several filling materials, including porcelain inlays, composite resins, and tooth-colored ceramic, which are attractive, match your natural tooth color, and last decades. We never use silver amalgam for fillings, as these are easily damaged and can weaken the tooth.
Dental bridges are a great solution if you are missing one or a few teeth and do not want to undergo implant surgery. A dental bridge replaces the missing tooth and is attached to the remaining teeth on either side using dental crowns placed over the teeth to support the replacement tooth over the gumline. We offer both fixed and removable bridges for convenience and comfort.
Severely damaged or missing teeth affect our ability to eat, speak, and enjoy the foods we love. Left untreated, they also contribute to premature aging due to jawbone deterioration and a sunken facial appearance. We offer restorative dentistry options to fit every lifestyle and budget. To learn more or schedule an appointment for a consultation, please get in touch with us at Michael J. Perona, D.D.S. Phone Number 415-546-7990.
Restore Your Smile with Expert Care!
Dr. Perona offers advanced restorative dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, providing same-day solutions with CEREC technology and permanent options like dental implants and bridges. Regain your smile's comfort, function, and beauty – schedule a consultation today!