Teeth can get damaged in various ways, including damage caused by cavities and decay, as well as damage caused by injuries. Tooth restoration offers a customized approach to meet your unique dental needs. Your dentist will analyze your dental needs and then use various techniques to preserve the appearance and functionality of your damaged tooth or teeth.
If you contact your dentist about tooth restoration, you need to be prepared to discuss your overall dental health history as well as the current condition of your teeth and gums. It is important for your dentist to know all the details of previous dental problems and dental work before creating a treatment plan for you. Your dentist will discuss treatment options with you, as well as help you determine which option is the best under your special circumstances.
Here are some of the most common methods your dentist may use during tooth restoration:
- Fillings: Fillings can be made of various materials, including porcelain, composite and amalgam. Fillings are generally used to repair damage caused by cavities and restore the function and health of your tooth.
- Crowns & bridges: A crown is like a fitted cap custom-made to fit onto your chipped, cracked or damaged tooth. It can restore the function of your tooth and protect your remaining tooth from further damage. Bridges replace missing teeth.
- Bonding & veneers: If you have chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, staining, or minor misalignments, your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers as quick and easy options.
If you need help with tooth restoration, contact us at Kotis Family Dentistry today. We look forward to helping you achieve your dental goals and restoring the appearance and functionality of your teeth.