As you age, it is quite normal to experience damage and degradation to your teeth. Fortunately, there is a range of dental restoration treatments that can help. The team at Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa and Napa, California, will create an individualized plan of care to restore your damaged teeth, helping you to regain your confidence. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with Smile Country Dental today.
Whether from periodontal disease, normal wear-and-tear, aging, improper oral care habits, or facial trauma, there are many reasons why your teeth can become damaged or degraded over time. This can lead to loss of function, tooth weakness, decay, discoloration, and changes in a tooth’s shape or size.
When this happens, it can be necessary to repair and restore these teeth. Dental restorations refer to many different procedures and treatments that aim to restore the health and appearance of a tooth, helping to preserve your oral health and regain your confidence. Each procedure serves a slightly different purpose and treats a different problem.
Below is a list of common dental restorations:
Bonding serves to repair chipped teeth, lengthen teeth, or close small gaps between teeth. With bonding, the special dental resin is connected firmly to the tooth, effectively shaping the tooth into the desired form.
A dental crown is a tooth-like cap that can be used to replace a full tooth or serve to strengthen and reform a damaged or degraded tooth, helping to improve the function and appearance.
A dental filling serves to repair and strengthen a damaged or decayed tooth, often due to cavities. Fillings are usually made of tooth-colored composite materials that perfectly blend into your smile.
A dental veneer is essentially a thin shell that is placed over the front of a tooth to improve the shape, color, and appearance of a degraded tooth.
A dental bridge serves to restore a missing tooth by anchoring a replacement tooth firmly to the neighboring teeth.
Full arch dentures are a removable oral prosthetic that serves to replace a set of teeth.
Partial dentures are a removable prosthetic like full-arch dentures, although they serve to replace several teeth as opposed to a full set.
The appropriate treatment for you will depend on your individual situation. The team at Smile Country Dental has extensive experience with dental restorations and will work with you to create an individualized plan of care that addresses your specific needs.
To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with Smile Country Dental today.