The Need For Cosmetic Restorations
Dental trouble often hits in increments over time, but eventually a need for cosmetic restorations might arise. There are different types of dental trouble but a main problem is tooth decay. Tooth decay is a minor disaster for everyone. One of the most common restorations is filling and fixing cavities. Fillings fix cavities for a very long period of time, if not a lifetime. If there is a delay in fixing or if someone fails to see a cavity, you progress up the increments to other levels of oral failures and the restorations that fix them. They are also designed to improve the health and appearance of a person’s smile. Our dentists are prepared to help you with all types of cosmetic restorations. These restorations range from treating cavities to creating brand new teeth with dental implants. Keep these restoration treatments in mind for your own dental needs:
Cosmetic Dentistry Restorations – Dental Fillings
When the enamel of a tooth is greatly damaged by decay, a filling is generally used to fix it. Fillings are used to repair and restore the surface of a tooth. The surface of a tooth that needs a filling has been damaged by decay, fractured, or worn. A filling procedure is when the dentist cleans out the decay and saves the tooth. If tooth decay is not repaired during the early stages, then it will worsen and additional or alternative dental treatments may have to be used. A filling has a lifespan anywhere from 5-12 depending on what type of filling material was used and whether or not it has had proper care and routine oral hygiene.
One of the major signs that tooth decay is present is when a patient is having tooth sensitivity. This is an early warning sign that there is loss of enamel and tooth decay. Since there can be more than one reason for this to be happening, it’s important for the dentist to diagnose the underlying condition and cause. If a tooth has a damage surface and is not treated, the discomfort will increase.
Cosmetic Restorations – Dental Crowns:
Crowns which are also known as “caps” cover a tooth that is so compromised. Because this tooth is broken or weak, a crown is used. In this kind of tooth, a filling, inlay, or onlay will not solve this problem. Crowns come in a variety of durable materials for each person’s preference. Some of these durable materials include; stainless steel, metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, zirconia, or ceramic. Once the cap is placed on a tooth, it is then cemented so that it protects the tooth.
Many different restorations are made to be more secure and more helpful to your oral health. This includes full-mouth restoration. Implants are the restoration gold standard for a number of various reasons. Whenever possible, full-mouth restorations are used in order to replace and fix severely missing dentition.
Dentures are more than false teeth and have evolved a lot throughout the years. Dentures have many more options for today’s patients. Some of these options include placement with dental implants. This allows the dentures to “snap in” or “snap on.” There are many different and endless options with dentures nowadays. Consult with Dr. Joseph Manfredi of Artista Dental Studio to explore treatment options.