Restorative Dentistry in La Jolla

For more than 35 years, Dr. David Sabourin has restored patients’ smiles with the latest techniques and advanced technology. He is passionate about helping patients struggling with tooth loss, damaged teeth, gum disease, and other issues get their oral health back on track with personalized treatment options.

When you entrust your smile to Dr. Sabourin, you’ll benefit from his decades of restorative dentistry experience and feel relaxed in a soothing and elegant high-tech office that sets his La Jolla dental practice apart from the rest!

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry focuses primarily on repairing or replacing damaged or missing natural teeth to improve a patient’s dental health and function. Common restorative procedures include tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, single dental implants, and full mouth reconstruction.

Although cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry overlap each other, cosmetic dentistry focuses more on enhancing a patient’s smile beauty and improving their self-esteem. Dr. Sabourin is a highly experienced restoration and cosmetic dentist skilled in the art and science of both restorative and aesthetic concepts. He has the expertise to create the best possible smiles in terms of functionality and appearance.

Who Can Benefit From Restorative Dentistry?

Even with proper oral hygiene and routine professional dental care—damage, infection, and decay can negatively impact a person’s oral health. As such, most patients need restorative dentistry at some point in their lives, including children. Anyone with cracked teeth, decayed teeth, or tooth loss is a candidate for treatments that restore a healthy, pain-free mouth.

Rest assured, Dr. Sabourin always follows a conservative approach and tries to save a natural tooth, whenever possible. He offers a full range of sedation dentistry because he knows many patients have some degree of dental anxiety and wants the dental experience to be as comfortable as possible.

Types of Restorative Dental Procedures Dr. Sabourin Offers

During your visit, Dr. Sabourin will thoroughly discuss your options so you know what to expect in terms of the process and costs and can make an informed decision about the right choice for you. Whether you have large cavities, broken teeth, or missing teeth, he can repair or replace your impaired oral structures for a healthier smile and improved quality of life with the following procedures.

Crowns and Bridges

If you have a damaged tooth, including one with a failing filling that affects most of the tooth structure, tooth extraction isn’t always a necessity! As long as the roots and interior of your tooth are healthy, the tooth is worth saving with a dental crown—a porcelain or zirconia tooth cap that fits seamlessly over your natural modified tooth. When a deep cavity reaches the soft pulp of the inner tooth, an infection that extends into the root needs to be treated with a root canal procedure prior to the tooth getting a crown.

If you’re not ready for dental implants, a dental bridge is a cost-effective alternative that eliminates unsightly gaps in your smile, while improving your ability to eat and speak. Instead of a single crown, a false tooth in the empty space is supported by crowned teeth on each side.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the number one tooth replacement solution because they’re designed to look and function like natural teeth and offer unsurpassed versatility, longevity, durability, and natural-looking aesthetics. Dental implants are the only option that will preserve your underlying jawbone and facial structure.

Dental implants consist of a titanium or zirconia post that replicates your natural tooth root, a connector piece called an abutment, and a customized zirconia crown that resembles and replaces your missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a full upper or lower arch, or both.

Full Mouth Teeth Restoration

Dr. Sabourin combines aesthetic artistry with the science of restorative dentistry to improve your oral health, chewing function, and natural smile beauty with personalized full mouth teeth restoration. This involves a customized array of diverse dental procedures designed to restore all your teeth so you can function comfortably and smile confidently again. If you have bleeding gums and are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Sabourin will schedule periodontal therapy prior to other treatments such as crowns, bridges, or dental implants.

Why Choose Dr. Sabourin for Restorative Dentistry?

Dr. Sabourin and his team offer restorative dentistry in La Jolla that combines trusted techniques and treatments with safe and beautiful materials. He recognizes that every patient has different needs, so he carefully considers your health, medical history, personal goals, and budget prior to recommending a specific procedure.

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Whether you have gum disease, a severely decayed tooth, or extensive tooth loss, you’ve come to the right practice. With decades of experience, Dr. Sabourin is dedicated to restoring smiles with the latest state-of-the-art techniques in a soothing setting. Schedule a new patient consultation today to get the fully functional and healthy smile you deserve!

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