Quality Dental Restorations in Rancho Cucamonga
When you have an issue with your smile, having access to reliable dental care can make all the difference. At the practice of Jia Y Lee, D.D.S., we offer a broad range of restorative dentistry to ensure that everyone can find the care they need here. Every treatment we perform uses innovative technology and high-quality materials, all personalized to your specific needs.
Whether you’re dealing with tooth decay, gum disease, or missing teeth, Dr. Lee and his dedicated team are here for you. We’re proud to serve patients across Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario Hills, Haven City Markets, and the surrounding communities. Schedule your visit today and start getting the care you need!
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Do I Need a Restoration?
If you or a loved one has a health issue that needs more than cleaning and at-home hygiene, restorative dentistry is your solution. Restorative services include a wide array of treatments designed to renew, protect, and even replace teeth as needed. Nearly any dental health issue can be solved with the right approach and treatment combination.
At our Rancho Cucamonga dental practice, we provide a comprehensive selection of restorative dental services to ensure that we can fully meet your needs. Our treatment options include:
With every treatment, our goal is to help you enjoy a smile that’s complete, functional, and appealing. We use strong, durable materials designed to fit well in your bite and complement your smile.
Renew Your Smile with Dental Implants
Whether you are missing a single tooth or many, you can restore your smile with the help of dental implants. We offer dental implant placement and restorations, with multiple options to ensure that we can meet every patient’s needs. Dr. Lee will work with you to determine the best approach depending on your health and goals.
Are Dental Implants a Good Choice for Replacing Teeth?
Dental implants are hailed as a highly effective way to replace lost teeth. They are the only tooth replacement method that can restore both the crown and root of a tooth, providing numerous lasting health benefits. Some of the advantages of dental implant treatment include:
Stability: Implants fuse to the jawbone, providing a firm anchor to keep restorations from slipping or popping out of place.
Longevity: As they become part of the jaw, they can easily last for decades when properly cared for.
Durability: A dental implant can absorb full chewing force with minimal impact, so they can replace any tooth from incisors to molars.
Versatility: Dental implants can support any number of teeth, from one tooth to a full arch. This allows them to adapt to nearly any need, regardless of how many teeth are missing.
Convenience: Dental implants keep restorations permanently in place. You can treat these restorations just like natural teeth, with no special cleaning needed besides brushing and flossing.
Can I Get Dental Implants?
If you are missing teeth, dental implants will likely be able to help. The two biggest determining factors are gum health and jawbone strength. Since gum disease can weaken the jaw and cause implant failure, Dr. Lee will ensure that we address any gum issues first.
Dental implants require a certain level of jawbone to keep them in place. For patients whose bone is brittle or has shrunk after tooth loss, we can provide bone grafts to bolster the jaw. This treatment uses natural or high-grade synthetic material to strengthen the jawbone, creating the density needed to hold your implants.
Types of Dental Implants
As part of our comprehensive treatment approach, we offer a wide range of dental implant options to meet your needs. Alongside standard implants, we perform specialized implant procedures that can make treatment quicker and more efficient.
All-on-4 Implant Treatment
If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, you may opt for implant-supported dentures. With All-on-4, an entire dental arch can be supported on just four precisely placed implants. Dr. Lee uses CBCT scanning to evaluate your teeth and determine the ideal placement for each implant. When finished, each implant is inserted at the right location, angle, and depth to evenly distribute chewing pressure, giving you full function with the fewest possible implants.
Immediate Dentures & Partials
If you’re interested in receiving implants but frustrated by the sometimes-lengthy process, you may find a solution in immediate dentures. With this treatment, you’ll receive a custom set of dentures to wear and use as soon as your implants are in place. This allows you to continue speaking, eating, and smiling normally while the implants fuse to the bone. Once the process is complete, you’ll receive a new set of dentures designed to fit well for years or even decades.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns for Convenient Care
If you have a tooth in need of a crown, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of multiple visits, temporary crowns, or a weeks-long wait! With our CEREC milling machine, Dr. Lee can craft a custom crown for you directly in our office.
Each crown is carved from a high-quality ceramic using a digital impression of your tooth. The material is carefully selected to match your surrounding enamel, so your restoration looks entirely natural within your smile. Thanks to this technology, Dr. Lee can evaluate your tooth, shape it, then craft and place the restoration within a single visit.
Fixed Bridges for Replacing Teeth
A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that can help you replace up to three missing teeth in a row. Your new teeth (called pontics) are supported by a crown placed over the neighboring teeth on each side of the gap, providing stability.
Dr. Lee offers fixed bridges as a reliable alternative for patients who do not want or qualify for dental implants. He uses digital imaging technology to create an accurate, detailed impression of your teeth, which we send to a trusted dental lab to craft your bridge. Once in place, your bridge will help you restore function and appeal to your smile while also preserving your healthy bite.
Composite Fillings for Conservative Repairs
Not every dental issue requires a full crown or tooth replacement. If you have a crack, fracture, or mild to moderate tooth decay, a composite filling offers an effective solution. Using tooth-colored composite resin, Dr. Lee can shape the filling into the space, restoring your tooth’s structure while preserving as much of your natural enamel as possible. The composite material is durable, easy to shape, and highly lifelike, blending in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
What if I Need a Root Canal?
Despite what you may have heard, root canal therapy is an effective treatment to help you preserve a tooth from extraction. This treatment has a commendable success rate and is generally as gentle as receiving a filling. RCT is designed to alleviate pain from an infected or damaged tooth while keeping the tooth’s structure intact, so you can continue to use it for years to come.
Dr. Lee provides root canal therapy for patients with damaged or infected teeth. If your case is complex or difficult to treat, we can bring in a trusted endodontist so that you receive the specialized care you need right in our office.
As part of our commitment to your oral health, we strive to save your natural teeth whenever possible. However, sometimes it may be necessary to remove a tooth in order to protect the rest. Some reasons you may need an extraction include:
- A tooth is broken or too weak to restore
- An infected tooth cannot be treated, or treatment has failed
- A child’s adult tooth is emerging around their baby tooth
- A wisdom tooth is impacted or causing dental crowding
Dr. Lee will carefully evaluate your situation and discuss options, ensuring you feel confident in the decision before extraction. He and his team can provide simple and wisdom tooth extractions in the comfort of our dental office. If your tooth is impacted or there are complications, we’ll refer you to a trusted oral surgeon who can ensure your case receives the care you need.
Treating Gum Disease for Lasting Oral Health
Our gums are a vital part of our oral structure, providing support for teeth and restorations alike. As part of your restorative care, Dr. Lee thoroughly examines your gums to look for any sign of gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease can be easy to miss, but it’s vital that you receive treatment as soon as possible to avoid more severe effects.
Early gum disease may be reversed with cleanings and consistent at-home care, but more advanced cases will require targeted treatment. We offer various levels of gum disease treatment, including deep cleanings, debridement, and follow-up treatments, with maintenance cleanings as needed. With prompt, personalized care, you can get your gums back in shape and protect your smile.
Your Healthiest Smile is Here in Rancho Cucamonga!
No matter what oral health issue you face, a strong, healthy smile is still possible for you. At the dental practice of Jia Y Lee, D.D.S., we’re committed to finding the best treatment to help you get your smile back on track. We love helping people find relief from pain and discomfort through effective care and strive to make every step of your treatment a positive experience. Contact our office to get the dental care you need today!
CALL US: (909) 989-5598 REQUEST APPOINTMENT