They say, “You are never fully dressed without a smile.” From subtle changes to major repairs, your cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing. There are different treatment options to help rebuild and restore the health and beauty of your smile. This is called restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry is a type of dentistry where your dentist will diagnose and provide treatment of oral diseases. The term “restorative” refers to the management of oral health problems and restoring the mouth to a functional and aesthetically pleasing state.
Do you have teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored or even missing, due to oral health problems or disease? Your dentist will suggest a treatment plan to help restore your smile, and give you advice on how to prevent poor oral hygiene by using these techniques:
If your teeth are becoming weak or are slowly deteriorating, we can help fix your weakened, damaged, cracked, or chipped teeth by placing a crown. A dental crown is an artificial tooth made of porcelain. Dentists will match the color of your teeth to make it look more natural.
Dentures are removable synthetic teeth. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures.
Complete Dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it helps prevent other teeth from shifting. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear and tear.
You can have dentures that look like natural teeth, dentures that are so secure and no one will know you are wearing them.
Bridges can help restore your smile. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, dental bridges replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from a combination of materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, call Hagerman Dental Care at (651) 646-2392 or request an appointment online.