What Type of Restoration is Right for You? - Pine Street Dental
Most patients who have undergone extensive dental procedures to control decay or extract teeth look to restore the perfection of their smile. However, when faced with the multitude of options for partial and full mouth cosmetic restoration, the decision process can seem daunting. Through examination and treatment planning process, restorative procedures are fully explored and explained. Restorative solutions include:
The bread and butter of cosmetic restoration procedures, cosmetic crowns are a great solution for teeth that are fractured or have required multiple fillings, but are still viable. Modern crowns are usually made using composite ceramics, giving them the appearance of a natural tooth. Along with their aesthetic appeal, porcelain crowns don’t have the same potential for allergic reactions that was present in the previous metal crowns.
Newer versions of ceramic crowns have also begun to appear on the market, being made of zirconia, as well as the Emax® crowns made using lithium disilicate. These crowns not only offer the natural look that older ceramic crowns did, but with an added strength that prevents them from having to be replaced as often.
Bridges and Dentures
If you need to restore missing teeth, or else are in need of full-mouth restoration, then look no further than dental bridges and dentures.
Bridges are ideal if you have had teeth extracted and are looking to fill the space in your smile for ease when chewing and a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Likewise, dentures are ideal for patients who have had extensive extractions and require replacements in multiple areas of their mouth. Modern variations of both of these procedures can be anchored to the jaw through dental implants for improved comfort and stability, and are made with many of the same durable and aesthetic ceramics that comprise dental crowns.
Whitening and Veneers
Teeth whitening trays may be the only kind of restoration you require if you have no decay or missing teeth currently, and are looking to fix the aesthetics of your teeth color and brightness. These trays allow you to whiten your teeth at your own pace, and prevents you from having to wait through the rest of the day with the soreness that in-office whitening procedures give you.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a treatment that will fix gaps, discoloration, and other minor aesthetic defects in your smile, then veneers may be the perfect restorative treatment. These porcelain covers are bonded to your teeth—usually in the span of just a few visits—and give you the perfect without the hassle of extensive orthodontic treatment or whitening.
Pine Street’s Smile Makeovers
Choosing your restorative dental treatment should be a team effort with your dentist. At our office in Sandpoint, Pine Street Dental is dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful smile with treatments on your comfort level. Schedule an appointment with our practice, located right next to Travers Park to get started. Call today!
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