Cosmetic restorations are designed to improve the appearance of your smile. They can be performed on teeth that are barely visible, stained, or misshapen, or on teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down. If you have any of these issues, we can help you restore your smile with the most suitable procedure.
Common cosmetic restorations include:
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This action serves as an artificial tooth root, from which a prosthetic tooth can be anchored. A dental implant can be used to replace one tooth or serve as an anchor for several teeth.
The implant is placed into the jawbone and then covered and restored with a porcelain crown. This is used as the final restoration, as it offers the same function as your natural tooth. The dental implant restores your ability to chew and speak naturally.
A crown is a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be used to repair a heavily decayed or broken tooth. A crown covers and protects your tooth from further damage and also improves the appearance of a damaged tooth. A crown can be made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, or ceramic.
A dental bridge is a dental device that fills a gap left by a missing tooth. The dental bridge features one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, between two dental crowns. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap, called abutment teeth. The dental bridge fills the gap and restores your smile.
Dentures are artificial teeth that are designed to replace all of your teeth. They are removable, so they are cleaned outside of the mouth. A partial denture replaces several teeth, while a full denture replaces an entire dental arch. Dentures can be full or partial, and they are made of either acrylic or porcelain.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are bonded to teeth. They are typically used to treat teeth with minor damage or decay.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are custom restorations that fit inside the cusps of the teeth. They are used to restore teeth that are severely decayed or damaged.
Veneers correct the appearance of teeth by covering the front surface of teeth. They are custom-made to match the patient’s smile.
There are several reasons patients prefer cosmetic restorations.
1. Improved Aesthetics
Cosmetic restorations can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Smith uses the highest quality materials and the most advanced techniques to create restorations that look and feel completely natural.
2. Improved Oral Health
Cosmetic restorations can also improve your oral health. For example, dental fillings can repair damaged teeth and prevent further decay. Similarly, dental crowns can restore a tooth’s function and appearance.
3. Increased Confidence
Having a healthy, beautiful smile can give you a boost in confidence. Cosmetic restorations can give you a reason to smile more often, improving your overall quality of life.
The Denist in Atlanta GA and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give us a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.