Restorative Dentistry

Over time, almost everyone experiences some sort of dental problem that might affect the look or the function of their teeth and gums. From cavities to the loss of adult teeth, these issues can be best dealt with through restorative dentistry. Dr. Wali Hamidy is a skilled and experienced restorative dentist offering a comprehensive array of treatments at La Jolla Dental Image.

We offer a large range of procedures to restore the mouth to proper function and appearance. This includes patients who have missing teeth, decay, or infections in their mouth. No matter what the problem is, we will resolve it at our dentist office in La Jolla.

Each of these restorative dentistry treatments can provide an added measure of protection while also restoring the mouth to a much more functional, comfortable, and attractive condition. Treating patients as family, the doctor and his team are glad to help patients make the most well informed choices about their dental care.

Dental Implants

Perhaps the most important treatment in restorative dentistry, dental implants are also an option that Dr. Wali Hamidy has extensive experience in providing. Whether it is a single or multi-tooth implant, or a bridge, the use of implants can radically improve the overall health and wellness of the teeth, jaw, and even the muscles of the face and neck. Preserving natural teeth is always the goal, and Dr. Hamidy will ensure that you understand how best to achieve that goal and whether implants are the wiser course of treatment.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are meant to cover the remaining area of a tooth’s natural crown. Whether that has been damaged by disease, decay, injury, or grinding, the upper portion of the tooth is the area most vulnerable to problems. This is why Dr. Hamidy and the staff of La Jolla Dental Image are such experts at fitting and caring for patients’ dental crowns.

Used as part of a dental implant, in place of fillings when too much tooth has been removed, or even for esthetic purposes, they are a common solution that will be explained to you during your treatment.


When adult teeth cannot be preserved, the empty spaces they leave can actually lead to more dental problems. Decay sets in easily on the exposed surfaces, and adult teeth will loosen and shift to fill in the gap. This can cause a chain reaction of wear, grinding and misalignment that can add up to trouble. At La Jolla Dental Image, our dentist, Dr. Wali Hamidy offers replacement teeth known as dentures.

With skill and expertise, the doctor and his staff can review your options for full or partial dentures, and explain all of the best choices. You can then select the solution that works best for you and enjoy a complete and attractive smile.

Crown Lengthening

To retain a natural tooth, Dr. Wali Hamidy may need to perform what is known as crown lengthening. This is required when decay strikes below the gum line and makes it necessary for a more in-depth procedure to occur before a crown may be installed. While the treatment improves the look of the gum area, it also restores the tooth to the fullest degree, ensuring the long health of the entire tooth.

This treatment is also done for cosmetic dentistry as a method of overcoming a smile that shows too much gum tissue. As a patient of Dr. Hamidy, you will have crown lengthening explained fully, and the doctor will make sure you understand the procedure and whether or not it is an ideal solution for your needs.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are an excellent way to fill in the gap from a missing tooth. The bridge will be made out of one or two crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap. A false tooth is placed between the two crowns, filling the gap—thus creating an actual bridge. The bridge is constructed out of tooth colored material so it will look completely natural. Dental bridges allow for you to speak, eat and look the way you did before losing your tooth. They also prevent your teeth near the gap from drifting into a new position. Restore your smile today with a dental bridge!

Contact our office to learn more about the restorative dentistry treatments we office in our La Jolla dental office today!

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