Restorative dentistry includes comprehensive services such as implant placement and porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, whitening treatments, root canals, crowns, periodontal treatment, preventive care and oral surgery.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Types of Problems That Dental Veneers Fix
Veneers can fix:
- discolored Teeth -- causeD by root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride; or large resin fillings
- worn down Teeth
- chipped or broken Teeth
- misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped Teeth
- gaps between Teeth
A tooth colored restoration (filling) is the composite resin used to repair cracked, broken or worn down teeth. This can be caused by trauma, nail biting, or tooth grinding.
Reasons for using a tooth-colored composite:
- Aesthetic – The composite restoration can be closely matched to the color and shade of your natural teeth. It is therefore well suited for teeth that are visible.
- Bonding – Composite restorations bond to the tooth structure chemically and therefore provide a strong support to the tooth.
- Versatility – They can be used for a variety of treatments, including decaying teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth or worn down teeth.
- Preparation –In cases where tooth structure needs to be removed, these restorations allow for the minimal amount of the tooth to have to be removed.
Crowns and Bridges:
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
They not only strengthen a damaged tooth, but bridges and crowns can also be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
Dental Implant Restorations:
Dental Implants are titanium man-made roots for your teeth that are surgically installed in your upper or lower jawbone. The restoration's role is one of an anchor for dental prosthetics such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. The implant provides a stable, sturdy foundation for patients who desire a more natural feeling smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants provide dependable support for customized dental restorations. Some patients are dissatisfied with the unnatural feel and uncomfortable fit of dentures. Implants are a solution to that problem. Dental implants will make your dental prosthetic feel like your natural teeth and functionvery well.
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