Regardless of how diligent you are about brushing and flossing… how carefully you schedule your regular professional cleanings… even if you watch your diet and protect your teeth with sports guards or nightguards, things can still happen:
- And old, metal filling has not only started to fail, but there is also infection under it and now you need a root canal
- You bite into an unexpected pit or shell or popcorn kernel and there goes your crown
- You have a super-stressful week and find yourself clenching your jaw so hard a tooth cracks
- You have deep grooves and pits in your molars, leading to a cavity
- A sudden impact to the mouth, knocking out a tooth
We also understand that some folks have simply been too anxious to keep up with their professional dental care, and as a result have suffered severe decay or damage. We want to change all of that.
No matter how a tooth is damaged, injured, decayed, or has gone missing; no matter what kind of wear and tear life has taken on your smile; no matter why you have been avoiding the dentist, the team at Dr. Chet Hawkins is here to help you with some of the most comprehensive and aesthetic restorative dentistry available in the Bay Area—compassionately, painlessly, and without judgement.
We will listen carefully to your concerns, educate you on your options, create a plan to get treatment accomplished in a way that fits your life and your budget, and get you back on the road to health and function and create a smile that lasts!
Why Choose Restorative Dentistry with a Health and Aesthetic Focus
Dr. Chet Hawkins doesn’t believe in the quick fix. Instead, he has designed a practice that repairs for the long haul. We look at your smile, not as a series of problems to be fixed, one issue at a time, but a complete system. Whether you have ongoing problems or you have just developed an infection or decay, the first thing we do to plan your repair is to look at the reasons something has broken, failed, or decayed:
- Do you have TMJ issues?
- Are your teeth crowded or deeply grooved?
- Do you have dry mouth or other medical issues?
- Is gum disease present?
All kinds of things could be contributing to your dental issues, and if they aren’t examined and dealt with, you might just spend far more time than you need to in the dental chair. Plus constant repairs and restorations can eventually take a toll on the appearance of your smile—and we certainly don’t want that!
Once we have determined the cause of your dental damage and made plans to create a strong foundation for your smile, we can get to work restoring your teeth so you can get back to eating, speaking, and smiling just the way you want. And because we care about the way your smile looks, we will be sure to do it with the finest materials and the most artistic touch possible.