Rebuild Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
Damaged, fractured, decayed and missing teeth are problematic in many ways. Not only are these conditions painful, but they can ruin the confidence you have in your smile. Fortunately, many dentists provide comprehensive restorative procedures. These treatments are often closely connected to cosmetic dentistry and can restore the function and esthetic of your teeth. Modern technology and materials make restorative options better than ever. With an arsenal of various procedures the dentist can correct anything from a small chip to a full smile makeover. Here are just a few of the most common restorative procedures in dentistry:
Rana Dental uses this treatment to repair minor tooth fractures caused by trauma, wear or decay. It is a fairly minimal procedure, but you do have options when it comes to this restoration. There are many materials you can choose from. Most people opt for tooth colored fillings because the composite materials used are the most versatile and restorations can go unseen. However there are pros and cons associated with each type of filling. The dentist will help find the best solution to suit your needs and bring you long-lasting results.
These restorations are thin, semi-translucent shells the dentist bonds directly to the surface of your teeth. The dentist uses them to repair cracked, discolored or slightly misshapen or misaligned teeth. They are a durable and dependable solution, customized to match the exact results you seek.
Inlays and Onlays
The dentist uses this treatment on decay or fractures too small for a full crown but too large for a dental filling. Basically, this treatment is a filling fabricated by technicians in an off-site lab and installed by the dentist. Inlays restore the center portion on the biting surface of a molar and onlays restore one or more of the points or cusps. They come in a variety of materials and the dentist will choose the best option depending on position, size and function.
If your teeth are too damaged for a filling, inlay or onlay, then the next restorative procedure is a dental crown. Dental crowns cap or cover the upper portion of a damaged tooth, restoring appearance and function. The dentist also uses dental crowns in other restorations like bridges and dental implants. The crowns are precisely fitted to match the color, size and shape to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
If one of your teeth goes missing, it is important to fill the gap as soon as possible, otherwise the bone will begin to deteriorate and your other teeth may be at risk. Dental implants are the best way to restore your smile. These anchor directly into the bone and restore the function of a natural tooth root. After a healing period the dentist will cap your implant with a permanent crown, and no one has to know it was once a missing tooth.
With all restorative procedures, Rana Dental will work to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. He or She will not use a crown when a filling will suffice. Rest assured, when you choose restorative dentistry you are getting the best of both art and science. Modern dental restorations can provide the strength, stability, longevity and beauty you want.
To learn more schedule an appointment with Dr. Samir Rana, Dr. Maggie Rana or Dr. Shahin Ghobadi today.