Did you know that teeth are made up of a thick layer of the strongest organic substance known in the human body? Enamel is tough, but keep in mind that enough time (or force) can still break it down. If it does, that enamel won’t come back. That’s where restorative treatments come in at our office. Dr. G is happy to make sure all of your restorations fit over your teeth exactly and blend in effectively. Using highly personalized restorations customized to your specific needs, you can rest knowing that you’ll have the confidence to smile again soon. Just give us a call today to get started.
There are many restorations available at our office. However, dental fillings are the most basic in nature. They are typically used to repair broken down teeth, which can occur from decay but also injury. Made from composite resin, dental fillings can be easily personalized to match the shade and color of your existing enamel. This cannot be done with metal fillings. They also aren’t bonded to teeth like tooth-colored fillings are. As a result, we don’t need to remove existing enamel just to place the filling, which cannot be said for metal variations. In the long-term, you can expect a filling that stays stronger and does not negatively react to hot and cold temperatures.
Dental crowns often go by another name known as “caps” because they are designed to cover the top portion of teeth. This works to prevent cracked teeth from fracturing further, hide permanent stains in enamel, or both. Since we make them from ceramic, you can expect your crown to blend in with your existing tooth with relative ease. If you want to replace multiple teeth in a row, a set of crowns can be attached together to form a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are ideal when you want to replace one to three teeth in a given arch. However, what do you do when you’re missing all teeth in your arch or teeth on opposite sides of the mouth? Turns out, tooth loss is far more common than you may initially have thought. In fact, millions of Americans lose teeth to physical trauma, oral health issues, or as a part of natural aging, annually. If your goal is to expand your diet and speak more confidently, dentures are worth considering. Thankfully, they are much easier to clean, more comfortable to wear, and look very natural thanks to the acrylic and porcelain materials utilized.