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Restorative Dentistry for Optimal Oral Health in Fairfield, CA

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At Antonio B. Zarate, D.D.S., your restorative dental care is set apart by our commitment to address your concerns first while establishing a trusting relationship. Whether you need a permanent restoration or traditional appliance, we can help you find the right treatment to meet all your oral health needs.

With many ways to restore natural function and beauty, our office takes the time to help you understand your options. With services available in both English and Spanish, and same-day appointments for emergencies, we have everything you need to help you restore optimal oral health. Call us today and schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located one block past the Solano Mall on Travis Boulevard just east of Highway 80.

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Why Restoring Your Oral Health is Important

When you visit our office experiencing tooth pain, our first step is to relieve that pain as quickly as possible, then create a treatment plan that will prevent that pain from returning. We use digital images and conduct a comprehensive exam to locate the problem. Then we will discuss all your options with you and come up with a conservative treatment plan to restore your smile without impacting existing dental health or destroying your budget. Some of our restorative treatments include:


Composite Fillings 

We use the CariVu™ system to identify even the tiniest cavities. We can treat these small areas with composite fillings to stop further decay while leaving your tooth looking completely natural. If there are more serious issues, we will recommend a more comprehensive plan to remove decay and restore balanced oral health with cosmetic results.


Crowns & Bridges

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As a dental prosthetic, crowns are perfect for replacing teeth with large areas of decay. Crowns can also encompass and protect a weak or damaged tooth, or complete a root canal or dental implant. Crowns are joined together to create a fixed bridge and placed over two healthy teeth with a prosthetic tooth suspended between them. If a tooth is healthy enough to be saved and restored, a crown is a preferable alternative to tooth extraction. After Dr. Zarate prepares your tooth, your crown is placed and cemented.

Caring for your new crown is easy, just brush and floss regularly and visit our office twice a year so we can inspect the restoration for any minor defects.


When Extractions Are Necessary

The removal of decayed or infected teeth can eliminate pain and promote long-term jaw health. If teeth are allowed to remain when they are infected to the root, the infection can spread to the surrounding soft-tissue and bone. These infections can weaken the strength of neighboring teeth and lead to further discomfort.

Extraction is often necessary as a preparatory step before the placement of dental implants. Tooth extraction does not always come as a result of decay or infection. One of the most common reasons for extraction procedures involves the removal of wisdom teeth or other teeth that are causing crowding. Extraction can preserve the appearance of your smile and benefit alignment, allowing for greater comfort and confidence.


Root Canal Therapy

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Root canal therapy is a procedure involving the removal of damaged pulp from a tooth’s inner chambers that eliminates pain while also preventing infection from spreading or reoccurring. Dr. Zarate has extensive experience performing this beneficial treatment and enjoys being able to ease a patient’s discomfort promptly.

Our office is equipped with high-quality hand instruments that allow Dr. Zarate to perform the procedure with precision. During root canal treatment, a small opening is made for the infected pulp to be removed through the most minimally invasive means possible. Once this is complete, our dentist seals the opening and protects the tooth’s structure with a temporary restoration while the permanent porcelain crown is custom-crafted.


Dental Implant Restorations in Fairfield

Missing teeth can have an impact on your self-confidence and make routine dental functions like eating and speaking difficult. Dental implant treatment is a highly successful method and provides a comprehensive solution to restoring your natural smile. A dental implant is a surgically placed titanium post topped with a custom crown or other prosthetic. The post is biocompatible and bonds with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The post simulates a natural tooth root and provides essential stimulation to your jaw and gum tissue.

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Other benefits include:

  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural-looking
  • Discreet Results
  • Strengthens Jaw Function
  • Restores Bite Force

Regardless of how you may have lost your teeth, replacing them with a quality implant will improve your oral health and your appearance. We also provide dentures and partials to complete your smile and return optimal function.


Denture & Partial Denture Options

When all your teeth are missing, full dentures restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Our office takes precise digital impressions of your dental structure to fabricate your dentures to exact specifications, providing a comfortable fit, and giving you the confidence to show the world your smile.

Conventional Dentures: After allowing time for the gum tissue to heal from the extraction procedure, your conventional dentures are fitted and placed. Over time you may need repairs or adjustments made to ensure they stay comfortable and effective.


Immediate Dentures: These prosthetics are made before any extractions and placed immediately after the targeted teeth are removed. This planning allows you to avoid the inconvenience of being without teeth while healing takes place.


Partial Dentures: A partial denture can fill any space left by extracted or missing teeth. The partial denture is secured with metal clasps, or the acrylic can be designed to fit around adjacent teeth and hold it in place discreetly. Dentures can help you function normally, and they prevent other teeth from shifting out of alignment.


Comprehensive Restorative Dental Care in Fairfield, CA

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If you have had to endure dental concerns for any amount of time, having health and proper function restored to your smile can be a life-changing experience. Restorative treatments alleviate pain and discomfort caused by decay or infection while also providing renewed strength, stability, and improve aesthetics.

Dr. Zarate and our dedicated team offer a personalized approach, so you get a customized plan to a beautiful smile. Your concerns are important to us, so we do everything we can to address them and make sure you are comfortable with your restorative care. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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