Dental Restorations: What They Are and How They Help

Dental RestorationsWe can provide you with dental restorations as an efficient way to restore your tooth’s structure after it has been damaged in an accident or lost due to decay or infection. Restorations are incredibly common because they allow you to keep your natural teeth in place by restoring how they function. Otherwise, you could need to have your teeth extracted if you only chipped or cracked them. Fortunately, modern dentistry has made it possible for us to restore your teeth in a way that is natural-looking and beautiful.

As a cosmetic dentist, we provide restorations that look natural and stand the test of time. This starts from the moment you schedule an examination. We focus on:

Accuracy. Ensuring the restoration is an exact fit for your tooth is the first step for making sure it is created and placed correctly. In order to be accurate, we will make an impression of your mouth and take measurements. We will also use a shade card to determine the exact shade of your natural teeth, so everything matches and blends in. This way, whether you are getting a dental crown or a veneer, your restoration will be the exact size and shape it needs to be to look like a natural tooth.

Time. We have been completing dental restorations for years, and this has allowed us to hone our skills so the end results are beautiful. Our goal is to provide you with a restoration that is long-lasting and so natural-looking, no one will be able to tell which of your teeth was ever damaged or infected. This is how you know you have received high-quality cosmetic dental work – no one can tell you had it in the first place.

There are several types of dental restorations we offer, including:

Dental bonding. This is a non-invasive and fast way to restore a damaged tooth. Whether your tooth was cracked or chipped, we can restore it using bonding material. This procedure is highly recommended for children because it can be completed without removing any enamel from the tooth and can be done in less than an hour. Children will appreciate the convenience, as will busy adults. The bonding material is not as long-lasting as a crown, so just keep in mind you may need to have the restoration redone in the future.

Dental veneers. If the damage to your tooth is minor enough to be corrected with a dental veneer, we can restore your tooth and improve your smile at the same time. Veneers are a thin shell bonded to the surface of your teeth and used to close gaps in between them, make teeth appear straighter, cover dark stains, and more.

Dental crowns. When the damage is severe, a dental crown is your best option. A crown is a cap that surrounds a damaged tooth, making it possible to bite down with force even if the tooth is majorly cracked. We can give you a natural-looking ceramic crown that blends in with your other teeth.

To learn more about dental restorations or to find out which one is right for you, call our office and schedule a consultation.