Fortunately, with the advancements that have occurred in the dentistry, teeth susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage can be restored back to health. The improved techniques and new technology allow dentists to restore a tooth back to its original shape and health.
Reasons to restore teeth include:
Composite Restorations - White Fillings
Fillings needn’t be eyesores – new materials make tooth repairs imperceptible. Composite materials look and feel just like tooth enamel, meaning fillings and corrections appear completely natural. Recent technical advances have made composites suitable for filling molars as well as front teeth, so your whole mouth can look fresh and new.
Rejuvenate tired teeth. Teeth with large fillings, breakage, discoloration or even odd shapes can be restored with crowns, tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire tooth surface. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, resin or a combination. Modern methods and materials make crowns nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth and they are the best way to prevent loss of weakened teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are conservative alternatives to crowns and a Stronger alternative to fillings.
If the damage is minimal, inlays are appropriate. When the damage is more extensive (but not enough to warrant replacement with a crown) onlays may be best.
Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain, gold or composite resins that are bonded directly to the teeth. These materials are much stronger than traditional blended-metal fillings and can help prevent further decay or damage.
Restore your smile to health. When you are missing teeth, remaining teeth may be weakened and damaged, you may be more susceptible to gum disease and have difficulty chewing – even the shape of your face can change. A bridge, one or more artificial teeth anchored to adjacent teeth or implanted into the jaw, will restore your smile, protect your dental health and maintain your facial structure.