restorative dentistry

Do you have cracked, chipped or discolored teeth that prevent you from revealing your full smile? With the advances in restorative dentistry, there is no need to hide your teeth. Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term that encompasses cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and several other simple smile improvement techniques. As your local dentist, HomeTown Dental will help you decide if restorative dentistry will improve your dental health.

Diagnosis

A dental visit will be necessary so that your dentist can diagnose the state of your dental health before recommending any restorative dentistry services. While some restorative dentistry procedures are minimally invasive and can be completed in one office visit, others will need to be completed through multiple visits. During this process, your dentist will discuss what they feel are the best options for your teeth and what to expect in your following visits.

Cosmetic Dentistry

The term cosmetic dentistry is, again, an umbrella term that encompasses a few different restorative dentistry techniques. Crowns, bridges and veneers are all options to restore your teeth back to their former glory and strengthen them for years to come. They all serve a different purpose but ultimately leave you with the same outcome, better looking teeth.

Crowns are essentially caps that are placed on chipped or broken teeth to protect them from any sensitivity or pain you might be feeling. This is an extremely simple and common procedure that can be completed relatively quickly. Bridges are a prosthetic replacement of two or more teeth that essentially bridge the gaps caused by missing teeth. This procedure is good for people missing two or more teeth in a row.

Veneers are thin porcelain strips placed over teeth to improve the appearance and stability of teeth. Since this procedure is permanent, it is important to discuss the possibility of having veneers placed on your teeth with your dentist. Since veneers are tooth colored, they can dramatically improve the look of discolored or cracked teeth.

Teeth Color Restoration

While this procedure is technically known as Teeth Color Restoration, it is essentially just professional teeth whitening. This is a very simple process that can drastically improve the look of any smile. Not only will teeth whitening make your teeth four to six shades visibly brighter, it can also improve confidence. This simple procedure will improve your smile in as little as one office visit and one hour.

Whether you are trying to improve the look, color or strength of your teeth, restorative dentistry is a great option that should be considered. If you already have damaged or cracked teeth, it can be a big risk to not have them looked at by a trained dental professional. In a dental emergency, your dental health can be severely diminished if the problem isn’t corrected as soon as possible. Have any more questions regarding restorative dentistry? Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!

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