Our Restorative and Endodontic Services
Dental damage happens to many patients, and it’s certainly nothing to feel ashamed of. Instead, find the support and sophisticated treatment options your smile needs to thrive again here at the office of Dr. Joel Bickler. Our restorative and endodontic treatments are designed to treat decay, recreate structure, and leave you with results that look just as great as they feel. Whether you’re struggling with a simple cavity or a tooth that’s missing altogether, we look forward to welcoming you and helping you achieve results that are sure to exceed your expectations.
Our restorative and endodontic services include:
When it comes to cavities and small areas of dental decay, fillings are still the go-to treatment strategy. We only use tooth-colored materials at our office so that patients can enjoy both renewed oral health and a seamless, aesthetic look. Aside from their natural appearance, tooth-colored fillings are also a much more conservative option than traditional amalgam (silver), helping us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure. They have less sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, resulting in a more comfortable feel overall.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease (PerioProtect)
Periodontal disease (also referred to as gum disease) is the most common oral health issue patients face, with studies showing that a staggering 8 out of 10 adults suffer from the condition. While symptoms of periodontal disease may start out relatively mild, they can quickly become serious if left untreated for too long. That’s why Dr. Bickler and his team are dedicated to treating its presence as early and effectively as possible. Our office offers several periodontal treatment options (both surgical and non-surgical) depending on your unique case, including PerioProtect, a comprehensive method designed to help patients manage the presence of bacteria and biofilm between visits to our Big Bear City office. With the help of a customized oral appliance and prescription, patients can achieve long-term recovery from periodontal disease!
Dental implants are truly changing the way people live through their valuable health benefits, beautiful appearance, and long-lasting quality. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, this treatment option may be an ideal way to help you regain a complete smile you can feel confident in. Implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed directly into the patient’s jaw, serving as new tooth roots that keep the bone full and healthy. These posts provide stable anchors on which our team will then position personalized, natural-looking crowns. Dr. Bickler will be offering the surgical portion of this treatment right here in the comfort of our office very soon; in the meantime, he will be happy to direct you to a trusted, conveniently located specialist.
Root Canal Therapy
Whether it happens due to decay or injury, a tooth can sometimes become so badly damaged that it may face the threat of extraction. Thankfully, in many cases, root canal therapy can revitalize both the tooth’s health and structure, giving it a fresh start. During this endodontic procedure, Dr. Bickler and his team will access the inside of your tooth and remove bacteria and diseased pulp before thoroughly sealing the area shut to protect it from further infection. A personalized, lifelike crown is then placed on top to completely rebuild the tooth’s lost structure, completing the process. Root canal therapy is a highly successful procedure, and if cared for properly with regular check-ups and oral hygiene at home, the results can last for a lifetime.
Other restorative services we offer include:
- Traditional Crown & Bridge
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Emergency Dental Care
Here in Big Bear City, our dental team works hard to make sure that patients of all ages have healthy, beautiful smiles they can truly enjoy. Become a member of our oral healthcare family today by calling us to schedule your first appointment! We look forward to welcoming patients from all over the Big Bear lake area.