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Adam Vaghari, DDS

Restorative Dentistry in Laguna Beach, CA

Unlike cosmetic dentistry, which focuses on appearance, restorative dentistry consists of revitalizing damaged or diseased teeth through restorative treatments or dental replacements to improve strength, bite, functionality, and overall oral health. Restorative dentistry is essential for the long-term maintenance of oral health and is a service that most patients will require at some point throughout their lives. At Laguna Beach Dentist, our dentist, Dr. Adam Vaghari, is highly skilled in restorative dentistry, providing patients with a service they can trust.

When to Search For "Restorative Dentistry Near Me"

Restorative care can repair a variety of oral health problems and fully restore the natural appearance, capabilities and comfort of your smile. Here are some of the most common dental issues that require restorative treatments:
  • Cavities: Cavities are decalcifications on the surface of teeth that can result in toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, pain, and infection. They are typically caused by frequently consuming food and drinks high in sugar. More advanced caivities can become larger holes in the teeth which threaten tooth integrity and can result in pain and infection.
  • Damaged Teeth: Damaged or cracked teeth make chewing and biting difficult and painful, and can be caused by eating hard foods, impact to the teeth, and various oral diseases.
  • Missing Teeth: Missing teeth impact your smile aesthetics and eating function. If left untreated, teeth gaps can lead to gum infection and ongoing pain. Missing teeth can be naturally occuring due to shifty teeth, while teeth-sized gaps are usually a result of lost teeth or dental extraction.
  • Weakened Fillings: Over time, dental fillings weaken. While this may take up to 15 years for metal fillings, when it happens, pain can occur.

Restorative care can repair these oral health problems and fully restore the natural appearance, capabilities and comfort of your smile.

Types of Dental Restorations Performed at Laguna Beach Dentist, CA

At Adam Vaghari Dentistry, we offer several types of dental restorations.

Dental Fillings

  • Dental fillings are used to restore teeth with cavities by implanting resin composites into the hole. They usually last between five and 15 years.
  • Dental fillings are used when tooth decay leads to holes in the tooth, typically within the enamel and dentin of the tooth.
  • Depending on the material used, dental fillings vary in cost, with gold being the most expensive.
  • Typically, when executing a dental filling, some undamaged tooth structure is removed by a dentist to make way for the filling. Fillings generally take around 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the material used.

Dental Crowns

  • Dental crowns are metal, ceramic, or glass caps used to envelop the damaged teeth to re-establish proper shape, strength and natural appearance.
  • Dental crowns protect compromised inner tooth structure and reinforce teeth, reducing the risk of fracturing. Like fillings, they can last between five and 15 years on average.
  • Based on the material used, dental crowns vary in cost.
  • Depending on the facilities available at the time, dental crown procedures can take anywhere from a day to several weeks to implant due to the fabrication time.
  • When creating a dental crown, dentists take an impression of the patient’s teeth and send their individual oral specifications off for fabrication.

Inlays and Onlays

  • Inlays and onlays repair and reinforce larger defects in back posterior teeth with bonded porcelain or composite fillings.
  • They avoid the need for full coverage crowns, making them a less invasive option.
  • While the inlay and onlay procedure takes only around one to two hours, they last between 10 to 15 years.
  • Much like dental crowns, dentists take an impression of patients’ teeth and fabricate inlays or onlays accordingly.

Root Canal Therapy

  • Root canal therapy removes infected inner pulp tissue in severely compromised teeth to save them from complete extractions. The canals are then filled and sealed with gutta percha and cement to prevent reinfection.
  • The majority of root canal treatments protect the affected teeth for about 10 years.
  • Root canal therapy, which typically takes between 60 to 90 minutes to treat, is one of the more invasive restorative dental procedures.

Dental Bridges

  • Bridges span gaps left by one or more missing teeth using adjacent healthy teeth as anchors. They prevent teeth from shifting into unwanted positions and restore your smile and chewing function.
  • Depending on your needs, dental bridges typically cost between $1000 and $2000 per tooth involved.
  • Dental bridges are made of a combination of ceramics,porcelain and metal.
  • Dental bridges, which generally take two to three weeks to create and install, last between 10 to 15 years on average.
  • Dental bridge implantation begins with a consultation and assessment, followed by the fabrication of bridge. Once produced, the dental bridge is anchored to the nearby healthy teeth and installed into the mouth.

Dental Implants

  • Implants provide permanent tooth root replacements to support single crowns or bridges where no adjacent teeth exist. They restore smile aesthetics and allow for durable chewing function.
  • Typically made from titanium or zirocnia, dental implants last an average of 15 to 20 years.
  • Dental implant procedures begin by removing the decaying teeth.After, a titanium fixture is placed in the bone Once the implant has healed and integrated into the bone, the final tooth restoration is fabricated and placed on top of the implant fixture.


  • Partial and full dentures offer removable tooth replacement to aid aesthetics, speech, and eating. At Laguna Beach Dentist, we produce dentures to the exact specifications of your mouth, ensuring a precise fit for comfortable and secure wearing.
  • Full dentures last anywhere between five and 10 years, while partial dentures can last up to 15 years.
  • Dentures, which are made of nylon, acrylic or metal, typically take between six weeks and three months to create.

What to Expect From Dental Restoration Near You

At our Laguna Beach dental office, our goal is to provide comfortable, convenient and effective dental care. As a result, you can expect a full expert evaluation of your oral health and honest recommendations on optimized restorations. Our dentist will walk you through each step of treatment to repair damage and rebuild your smile’s health and aesthetics.

Advantages of Dental Restoration

There are various benefits that come from dental restorations, including:
  • Restored ability to chew, bite and speak properly through repaired teeth
  • Eliminated tooth sensitivity, pain and discomfort from underlying issues
  • Improved smile aesthetics and renewed confidence in your appearance
  • Preserved natural tooth structure
  • Prevented tooth migration and bone loss from missing teeth gaps

Challenges and Possible Complications

Despite the advantages of dental restorations, there are some potential challenges associated with these treatments. For instance, sensitivity, irritation or discomfort can arise during the initial healing period but subsides as your mouth adjusts. Fortunately, however, allergic reactions are uncommon with modern bonding materials.
Additionally, in severe decay cases, root canals or extractions may also be necessary for tooth preservation and infection prevention. We will discuss any potential complications or alternatives during your consultation.

How Long Does It Take to Recover After Dental Restoration Procedure?

When it comes to restorative procedures, recovery times vary depending on your treatment plan:
  • Simple fillings may require a brief period of avoiding certain foods and drinks, usually from around 24 hours to a week.
  • Lengthier procedures, such as crowns, bridges and implants, take one to two weeks for initial healing.
  • Following implant placement, three to six months of bone integration is required before full tooth restoration is achieved.
We will provide you with detailed post-procedure guidance specific to your needed restoration process and timeline.

Cost of Restorative Dental Services in Laguna Beach, CA

The cost of restorative dental services at our Laguna Beach office varies depending on the amount of work your teeth need. For example, simple dental crown restoration will cost significantly less than root canal treatment; however, most of our services are at least partially covered by health insurance plans.

Find Prosthodontist Near You

Our Laguna Beach dental office is located at 31655 Coast Highway, Suite B, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Feel free to pop in to our practice anytime and book your appointment. You can also give us a call now at 949-499-8155.

Why Choose Laguna Beach Dentist for Your Restorative Dental Needs?

There are many reasons to choose Adam Vaghari Dentistry in Laguna Beach:
  • Expertise and Experience: With advanced restorative training and decades of filling placements, Dr. Vaghari expertly detects dental issues and selects optimal materials.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize modern dental technology, including digital x-rays and microscopes for precision placement, reducing discomfort through smaller incisions.
  • Amenities: Our office provides a comfortable and relaxing environment with a warm waiting room to ease your anxieties.

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What does restorative dental treatment cover?

Restorative dentistry is concerned with restoring patients’ teeth back to proper functionality after damage.

How much does it cost to reconstruct your teeth?

The cost to reconstruct teeth is higher than simple restoration procedures such as dental crowns. However, cost varies depending on the scale of work required and materials used.

Are veneers considered restorative?

While dental veneers are considered an aesthetic treatment, they are often used in combination with restorative dentistry for a holistic approach toward dental appearance and function.