Gentle Restorative Dentistry in Temecula
At Temecula Dental Care, Dr. Therese Murphy’s patients often tell her that she’s the gentlest dentist that they’ve ever had. If your fear or anxiety has kept you from pursuing the oral care or restorative dentistry treatment that your smile deserves, we ask that you give us a chance to change the way you feel about visiting a dentist.
With a gentle touch and plenty of time to prevent feeling rushed, Dr. Murphy can have you smiling again in no time. You’ll wonder how you made it this long without such a compassionate oral health provider!
Where Do I Start?
To get your smile back on track, Dr. Murphy will closely assess each of your teeth, any existing restorations, and discuss your primary concerns with you. Together, you will decide the appropriate plan of action when it comes to returning your oral health back to an optimal level.
We offer a variety of restorative choices for you to select from, such as:
Composite Dental Fillings
Metal-free fillings reduce the breakdown of your tooth and create a beautiful white smile. Their minimally-invasive nature makes them the perfect choice for treating small cavities.
Full Coverage Dental Crowns
Your tooth may need a dental crown if decay has recurred around a large tooth filling, or if there is not enough tooth structure left to hold a filling into place after decay has been removed. Instead of allowing your enamel to continue breaking down, a crown protects it so that you can avoid tooth loss.
Fixed dental Bridges
Bridges are supported by two teeth on either side of an open space caused by missing teeth. They prevent your bite from being “off” due to the neighboring teeth tipping into the gap or the opposing tooth from drifting into the area.
Dental Implant Restorations
Implants are one of the longest-lasting methods of tooth replacement in modern dentistry. Dr. Murphy can assess your bite to determine if implants are an option, and refer you to a local periodontist for the surgical placement. Once everything is ready, we deliver the fixed restoration – such as a crown, bridge, or denture – which is affixed directly to the implant.
Dentures are an economical solution to replacing all of your teeth at one time. They can even be attached over dental implants for additional security and comfort. If you have some healthy teeth that can continue to be maintained, a removable partial denture can prove to be a convenient alternative means of tooth replacement.
Endodontic Therapy – Root Canals
Instead of extracting an abscessed tooth, a root canal can help it last for many more years to come. Endodontic treatment involves removing infected nerve tissue and filling the chamber inside of the tooth to prevent reinfection.
Routine checkups with Dr. Murphy allow her to identify problems when they are smaller and easier to manage. But if it’s been years since your last visit, we can help with that too. Call Temecula Ridge Dentistry today for some of the gentlest, most experienced care in the greater Temecula area.
Have you ever thought about the difference that a cosmetic treatment could make in your smile? Dr. Therese Murphy delivers quality aesthetic dental treatment with a gentle touch.