Posts for tag: Tooth Restoration
Preserve your smile with the help of crowns, fillings, and bonding.
When it comes to damaged, chipped or broken teeth it’s important that you have a dentist that you can trust to provide you with the highest quality restorations possible. Our Thornton, CO, dentist Dr. Christina McMillon is more than just an expert dentist with a friendly team, she also focuses on ensuring that each and every patient gets the custom tooth restoration they need for a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Here are just some of the most common tooth restorations that we offer,
Did you know that the average American has three dental fillings? Here at our Thornton, CO, dental practice, we understand the importance of providing esthetically pleasing and metal-free tooth restorations to our patients. You’ll be happy to hear that our tooth-colored fillings are incredibly durable and can preserve a tooth after a cavity while blending in with the rest of the tooth’s enamel. Tooth-colored fillings can last for years and you don’t have to worry about mercury exposure, associated with metal fillings.
Plus, tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the teeth so less tooth enamel must be removed (it can actually help to strengthen the tooth).
The same resin used to fill a cavity can also be used to improve the shape, size, color, and overall appearance of a tooth. If you are looking to make small changes to one or more teeth to revamp your smile, then dental bonding may be right for you.
We will first choose the appropriate shade of resin that will blend with the rest of the tooth. From there, we will apply the resin in layers until the desired look is achieved. This is easily the least invasive and most cost-effective cosmetic solution our dental team offers for slightly discolored or misshapen teeth.
Another commonly placed restoration is a dental crown. While crowns have been made from metal in the past, the team at Hearthside Dentistry understands that you want a dependable and long-lasting dental crown that will also look like a natural tooth. This is why our crowns are made from porcelain, another tough, stain-resistant material that we can also match to the shade of your teeth so that no one will even be able to tell which tooth has a crown and which one doesn’t.
If you are looking to discuss tooth restoration options with our Thornton, CO, dental team call Hearthside Dentistry at (303) 280-2285 to schedule a consultation.
Want to know more about different tooth restorations from your Thornton, CO, dentist, Dr. Christina O. McMillon?
The health and appearance of your smile is important for both proper dental functionality and your overall self-esteem—dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and implants can help you achieve both of these things. Read on to learn if you could benefit from a tooth restoration:
Dental crowns are porcelain caps that cover teeth. The reason you may need a crown is to protect damaged teeth or hide those that have been marred by cosmetic flaws. Crowns provide a much needed protective layer, similar to enamel, to ensure teeth stay healthy and look attractive.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that are needed when someone is suffering from tooth loss. Additionally, these custom-made restorations blend seamlessly into your smile and restore its biting and chewing functionality.
Although still reinforcing to a degree, these dental restorations aren't so much for strength, but rather for aesthetics. If you have severe stains, minor cracks/chips, and/or small gaps, then veneers will hide these issues by being bonded to the surface of your natural teeth, thus giving you reason to smile confidently.
For those suffering from tooth loss, dental implants are the longest-lasting and highest functioning restorations available today. With the ability to replace missing tooth roots, implants not only improve your smile aesthetics but also prevent jawbone deterioration and collapse.
Other Tooth Restorations
Other restorative procedures Hearthside Dentistry in Thornton provides includes:
- Teeth whitening
Need to boost your smile's look and health? Give us a call
If you would like to learn more about dental restorations, contact Hearthside Dentistry in Thornton, CO, today by dialing (303) 280-2285. Make oral health a priority by setting up an appointment with Dr. McMillon!