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By Jeffrey A. Harris, D.D.S.
December 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Could restorative dentistry give you the smile you’ve always wanted?

A smile is one of the most noticeable features we have, and when it doesn’t look its best we often don’t feel our best. Flaws can often stand in the way of having the smile we want. If you are looking to cover these aesthetic problems and get a smile makeover, then your Warrenton restorative dentist is here to help.Dental crowns

We offer a variety of different restorative dental treatments:

Dental Crowns

If you are dealing with a fractured or severely decaying tooth, then dental crowns are a great option. Dental crowns are tooth-like caps that go over your damaged tooth to restore function and improve your tooth’s appearance. Those who’ve undergone root canal therapy often wear dental crowns to prevent further damage.

Dental Veneers

If you are dealing with minor gaps, overcrowding, crooked teeth or severe discolorations that whitening just can’t fix, then consider dental veneers. While not as extensive as dental crowns, these thin porcelain shells cover just the front of the tooth to hide minor imperfections. This is often an ideal treatment for someone looking to change their smile but nervous about extensive procedures.

In fact, veneers only require minimal tooth prep, so anesthesia isn’t necessary. First, we will remove a small amount of your natural tooth’s enamel to make room for the veneers. Using a specialized cement, we will then place the veneers on your teeth and use a laser to harden the cement permanently.

Dentures

If you are missing the majority of your teeth, dentures are often the easiest and most inexpensive way to regain a full smile. Dentures are removable appliances with a gum-like bottom that are designed to resemble real teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete is used when all of your teeth are missing and partial dentures are used if you still have some of your natural teeth.

Fixed Bridges

This is another way to replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge is cemented into place so unlike dentures, you can’t remove it. A bridge contains two dental crowns that go over the two teeth that surround the missing tooth. These two crowns are attached to an artificial tooth, which is designed to replace your missing tooth. Fixed bridges are a great way to prevent the rest of your natural teeth from shifting out of place and it also improves chewing and speaking.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or several teeth and are looking for a permanent solution for your tooth loss, dental implants are a strong, reliable treatment option. First, we surgically implant a small metal post into the jawbone. Over time the surrounding bone and tissues grow around the metal to stabilize it. Once this occurs we will attach an abutment to the implant, which will firmly connect the dental crown to the implant.

If you are interested in finding out which restorative dental treatment in Warrenton could help you, call our office today for a consultation.