Helping San Diego Regain Healthy, Beautiful Smiles – Dr. Norma L. Branson, DDS
There are a number of adults who do not enjoy the benefits of a completely healthy smile whether due to injury, advanced decay, or congenital reasons. Restoring or replacing these teeth not only enhances cosmetic appearance but also improves chewing and digestion by returning dental function.
Dr. Norma Branson provides restorative options such as porcelain crowns, bridges, and implant-supported solutions in San Diego, caring for patients throughout the nearby communities of Mission Valley, Mira Mesa, and Scripps Ranch.
Our Options for Dental Restorations
Crowns – Replacements for the entire visible surface of a tooth, our crowns effectively replenish the strength and appearance of your smile. Our office uses metal-free materials such as zirconia, lava, and e.max® that resemble naturally healthy teeth in both color and shape. You can expect to enjoy these restorations for many years as long as you care for them.
Porcelain Onlays & Inlays – In situations where only specific areas of a tooth need repair, Dr. Branson may recommend these resilient porcelain restorations to preserve dental structure. Working alongside a trusted outside laboratory, we precisely adjust the contours of an onlay or inlay to match the authentic beauty of your teeth.
Bridges – This option fills gaps left by tooth loss or extensive decay, using neighboring teeth as anchors for the replacements. While our dentist’s preference is to use conventional methods to provide dental bridges, she can discuss providing a Cantilever bridge for patients who have a strong enough abutment tooth to keep it securely in place.
Dentures and Partials – For patients missing up to an arch of teeth, we provide complete dentures to return the appearance and some of the function that comes with a full smile. Our dentist may recommend Valplast® flexible partial dentures, metal-free alternatives that are comfortable and gentle on both teeth and gums.
If you are searching for a permanent way to replace missing teeth, discuss implant restoration with Dr. Branson at your next visit.
What to Expect from Restorative Care with Dr. Branson
Dr. Branson’s approach to restorative care incorporates her patient’s goals and a broad selection of materials to achieve beautiful results without sacrificing dental health. No matter if our dentist is providing a crown, onlay, or bridge, she preserves as much structure as possible, avoiding excessive reduction of enamel and alteration of healthy teeth.
To make sure the dental replacements we offer blend in naturally, Dr. Branson starts the shade-matching process by selecting a restoration color together with each patient. There is typically only a ten business day wait between gathering these initial design details and supplying you with your final restoration. Our dentist recommends a follow-up visit a week later and a thorough evaluation in three months to ensure you are continuing to receive the full benefits of your restorative work. These, along with regular appointments every six months for maintenance, help promote a long lifespan for your newly revitalized smile.
Unhappy with Your Smile? Schedule a Consultation Today!
Don’t let dental issues prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods or confidently interacting with the world. Dr. Branson and her team help patients regain the full beauty and function of their smiles, using quality materials to provide comprehensive treatment for damaged or missing teeth. To learn more about your options for porcelain dental restorations in San Diego, call our office today and schedule an appointment!