Did you ever think that cosmetic dental treatment was just for looks? Not so! Many treatments serve both a restorative and a cosmetic purpose for dental patients. Not only do they keep teeth free of disease and functioning longer, they also restore much needed aesthetics to your smile.
Composite dental fillings are tooth colored restorations that can be used to fill new areas of tooth decay or even replace aging metal fillings. Unlike traditional metal fillings they also preserve a larger amount of healthy tooth enamel, requiring less alteration to your natural tooth. Once completed, your teeth look like they haven’t even had anything done, because the material blends in so well!
Full coverage crowns are used to repair teeth that have had large fractures, root canals, or areas of decay before the tooth has the ability to break down further. As a full coverage restoration, it protects all of the tooth and allows it to continue to function normally once again. Just like white fillings, porcelain crowns are color-matched to blend in with your smile. They can be used anywhere in the mouth, so they’ll never be noticed when you talk or smile.
Having missing teeth can cause other teeth to drift out of place and even alter how you chew – in addition to making a significant impact on your smile. Artificial implant roots can retain spacing and restore normal function to the area. After placement, dental implants are covered with a permanent restoration like a porcelain bridge, crown, or even a full mouth denture.
Other options are also available, like composite bonding, porcelain bridges, and implant dentures. Schedule a visit with your dentist to find out how you can repair your smile and look great at the same time.
Posted on behalf of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
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