A patient may choose advanced restorative dentistry for aesthetic or functional reasons. Restorative dentistry can help fix problems like missing teeth, broken teeth, misshapen teeth, and teeth that are misaligned.
Not only do these problems decrease confidence in your smile, but they can also cause pain from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Symptoms of TMJ disease include pain and soreness in the facial muscles used for chewing and joint pain. The lower jaw might also sometimes make a popping or clicking noise when the mouth is opened. The occurrence of TMJ disease is decreased with a properly-aligned bite.
With advanced restorative dentistry, you can have the beautiful smile that you have always wanted. In order to fix broken, missing, misaligned, or misshapen teeth, many dental technologies are available. To determine the best course of treatment, a thorough dental examination is necessary. Treatment plans may involve crowns, bridges, fillings, braces, veneers, and tooth whitening.
Fillings are used to restore teeth with cavities and protect them from further decay. Teeth may be filled with porcelain, gold, composite resin, or dental amalgam.
Dental Crowns are placed over teeth that have been damaged by a large cavity, or teeth that have undergone a root canal. They protect the tooth from further damage and improve the appearance of the damaged tooth.
Veneers are often used to improve the appearance of teeth that are broken, misshapen, or severely discolored. They are placed over that have had a thin layer of enamel removed from their surface, and are bonded to the tooth using a dental adhesive. Veneers are also useful in treating teeth that are small in size and difficult to straighten using traditional orthodontic braces. In addition to their aesthetic purpose, veneers also protect teeth from further wear and tear.
Braces are used to straighten misaligned teeth for aesthetic purposes and to improve the bite. Braces are available in multiple forms, including traditional metal braces and clear, removable dental aligners.
Bridges are devices that replace missing teeth by attaching a prosthetic tooth to existing teeth.
With restorative dentistry, you can have a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.