Restorative Dentistry

Reclaim your smile’s function and beauty.

Oral health issues or injuries can dramatically change how your smile looks, feels, and functions every day. You may feel self-conscious about the changes to your smile’s appearance, or you may have difficulties eating your favorite foods or clearly speaking.

Though you can’t undo damage to your natural teeth, you can reclaim your smile’s health, function, and beauty. Dr. Elizondo offers compassionate restorative dentistry services that are catered to your individual situation and needs.

Root Canal

A root canal is a simple and common dental treatment that can go a long way in helping you reestablish your oral health and save your natural teeth.


Dentures and Partials


Missing multiple teeth can dramatically impact your daily function, physical health, and psychological well-being. Through personalized denture solutions, Dr. Elizondo can help you restore lost oral function, boost your self-confidence, and elevate your quality of living.

Full Dentures
Full dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that allow you to replace an entire set of upper or lower teeth. Custom-made for your unique mouth and facial aesthetics, dentures have an acrylic base that matches the color of your gums. Full dentures fit over your upper or lower alveolar ridge (arch) and are held in place by suction or a dental adhesive. The base of an upper full denture covers the roof of your mouth (hard palate) for maximum hold and stability. The base of a lower full denture is shaped like a horseshoe to comfortably accommodate your tongue.

Partial Denture
Partial dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are used to replace a few missing or removed teeth. Custom-made for your upper or lower arch of teeth, partial dentures fit into your smile like a puzzle piece and are held securely in place with special brackets or clips. Partial dentures are durable and easy to keep clean, making them a long-lasting solution for restoring your smile’s fullness and function.

Full and partial dentures can be easily maintained with daily cleaning, occasional rebasing, and routine dental visits. With proper care and maintenance, full or partial dentures will provide you with a beautiful and functional restoration for up to 10 years.

Treatment Process for Full and Partial Dentures
The process for getting dentures begins with an evaluation of your teeth and mouth. If any oral health issues are identified, Dr. Elizondo will offer guidance on the treatments you need for your dentures to provide you with a successful and long-lasting smile restoration. Dr. Elizondo will then measure your oral cavity and make impressions of your mouth and any remaining teeth. If you’re receiving partial dentures, you may first go through a test run with temporary dentures before your final restoration is placed. For both full and partial dentures, Dr. Elizondo will make any needed adjustments to ensure your dentures provide you with the most stable and comfortable fit.

Implant Restoration

Missing one or more teeth can greatly impact your ability to confidently and comfortably smile, eat, and speak. By permanently replacing missing teeth, a dental implant restoration can allow you to reclaim your sense of normalcy, well-being, and self-esteem by restoring the health, function, and beauty of your smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that Dr. Elizondo surgically places into your jawbone to replace the root of one or more missing teeth. In the weeks and months following implant placement, the surrounding bone will gradually bond to the implant (known as osseointegration), creating a strong and stable foundation for your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Once your dental implants have integrated into your bone structure, Dr. Elizondo will place an abutment on each implant that will support a lifelike crown, bridge, or denture that harmonizes with your mouth and facial features.

Since your mouth and teeth are totally unique, a dental implant restoration is a highly personalized treatment. Dr. Elizondo will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if implants are a good fit for your needs and design a plan for implant placement. If necessary, you may undergo a bone graft or a sinus lift before implant placement to prepare and strengthen your jawbone to successfully receive and support your implant.

Advantages of Dental Implants


Dental implants are a long-term solution to safely and effectively replace individual or multiple teeth and offer a range of unique and desirable benefits.

  • Secure, Comfortable Fit: Like your natural teeth, dental implants are securely anchored in place by surrounding bone tissue. This secure foundation prevents implants from shifting out of place while you chew or speak, providing a sense of confidence, comfort, and normalcy.
  • Natural Look and Feel: An implant restoration closely resembles the appearance and experience of your natural teeth with prosthetic teeth that complement your features and the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth.
  • Better Bone Health: When you’re missing one or more teeth, your surrounding jawbone will begin to recede and shrink, which can noticeably change your oral function and facial appearance. Because dental implants bear so much structural similarity to natural teeth, a dental implant restoration can effectively prevent jawbone deterioration and keep your facial bone structure strong and healthy.
  • Easy to Maintain: Dental implants can last for decades with simple maintenance habits, like daily cleaning and regular dental visits.


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A dental crown is a protective tooth-shaped “cap” that encases the visible portion of a weak, damaged, cracked, broken, or discolored tooth or completes a single-tooth dental implant restorations. Depending on your unique situation and needs, Dr. Elizondo will recommend a crown made from porcelain, metal, or zirconia. Each type of crown offers unique advantages, and will be custom-crafted to seamlessly integrate into your smile.

Porcelain Crowns
Made of tooth-colored ceramic, porcelain crowns produce a strong and natural-looking restoration. Because of their close resemblance to the shade and sheen of natural teeth, porcelain crowns are often recommended and desired for restoring front teeth.

Metal Crowns
Made of gold or base metal alloys, metal crowns are incredibly durable, reliably long-lasting, and cost effective. Metal crowns are also unlikely to crack or break, making them a desirable option for your back teeth, where the forces of chewing are greatest.

Zirconia Crowns
Zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a strong metal that’s related to titanium. Like metal crowns, zirconia crowns are durable, long-lasting, and resistant to damage, making them a particularly viable option for back teeth. Though they’re metal, zirconia crowns are available in tooth-colored shades, offering a more natural appearance. Zirconia is also considered to be a biocompatible material, which means it’s unlikely to irritate your mouth’s soft tissues or trigger an allergic reaction.

What’s the process of getting a dental crown?

A dental crown treatment usually takes place over two visits. During the first visit, Dr. Elizondo will use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Along with removing areas of damage or decay, Dr. Elizondo will remove some of your tooth structure to make room for your crown to stably fit. Once your tooth has been prepared, your hygienist will take accurate digital impressions of your teeth. Your impressions will be sent to a specialized dental laboratory, where your crown will be custom-crafted to fit your smile’s aesthetics and shape. In the meantime, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown, which will seal and protect your tooth until your permanent crown is ready.

During the second visit, Dr. Elizondo will remove the temporary crown and refine your crown’s feeling and fit. Dr. Elizondo will then securely bond the crown to your tooth using durable dental cement.

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