Restorative Treatments That Can Improve Your Smile
If you are not completely happy with your smile, restorative dentistry may be able to help you feel more confident.
Restorative dentistry is the integrated management of oral health issues and returning your mouth to a functional and aesthetically pleasing state. Curtis L. Chan, DDS is an exceptional, cutting edge dentist in Del Mar, CA. Our dental offices offer a full spectrum of dental services including the following popular restorative treatments that will help enhance and improve your smile.
Dental fillings are the form of dental restoration most commonly used in everyday practice. Dental fillings are used to fix teeth that are afflicted by cracks, fractures, decay, etc. Your teeth are able to be filled with an enamel-colored composite resin filling or with gold or silver amalgam. As an increased number of people are interested in healthy, natural-looking smiles, the composite resin fillings have become extremely en vogue.
Dental crowns are caps placed over your natural teeth for a variety of medical or cosmetic reasons. They are set over your real teeth to reconstruct the tooth’s shape, size, appearance, or strength. Dental crowns are an outstanding choice when attempting to restore weakened, chipped, badly rotted, discolored, damaged, and cracked teeth. In the majority of cases, dental crowns can last for up to 50 years. Practicing excellent oral hygiene will help lengthen your dental crowns’ sustainability.
Dental bridges are another very popular restorative dental device. A dental bridge is put in place to bridge a gap caused by missing teeth. Artificial teeth (pontics) are inserted to close any gaps created by one or more of your missing teeth. Depending on your situation, a dental bridge may be held in place by natural teeth, by implants, or by a mixture of implants and teeth. In a conventional fixed bridge, a crown is used on each side of the missing teeth, with pontics put in place between the crowns. With a traditional bridge, you are not only are you filling in the gap where you are missing a tooth, but may also be improving the shape or color of the teeth that are being crowned.
Dental veneers are super-thin cases of ceramic that bind straight onto the front of your teeth. Dental veneers are frequently used to repair teeth that are irregularly shaped, broken, worn down, discolored, misaligned, or chipped. They are also highly efficient when it comes to hiding imperfections and providing our patients with the appearance of a flawless smile. Veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. The implants are installed into your jaw to support the replacement teeth. The dental implants are then covered with durable, permanent dental crowns. Having missing teeth can make you more self-conscious about your smile. Dental implants will be able to provide you with a flawless, natural-looking smile so that you can feel better about yourself.
If you have been searching for that classic, million-dollar smile, chances are that one of these restorative treatments may be the answer. At the offices of Curtis L. Chan, DDS, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including restorative care. Contact us by calling (858) 481-9090 today to schedule your appointment and review which treatment option would benefit your smile.
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