Tooth restoration restores the f 韓国歯科矯正 orm and function of damaged teeth. This is important because without treatment, a tooth may become seriously damaged or even lost.
A common form of tooth restoration is a dental filling. These are usually made of composite resin and are tooth-colored. They are an alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be used to reshape your smile, cover stains or chips and give you a brighter appearance. We can also use them to fix a misaligned bite or uneven teeth. Our cosmetic dentist will determine if veneers are right for you after performing a thorough examination.
Unlike bleaching, which is a temporary solution to discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can permanently remove stains from cigarette smoking, coffee and highly pigmented foods. They can also make your teeth appear whiter, result 韓国歯科矯正 ing in an alluring smile.
Before placing your veneers, the dentist will numb the tooth or teeth involved in the procedure. They will then remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth to allow room for the veneer and make an impression. The impression will be sent to a laboratory, where the veneers will be custom made for your teeth.
The veneer will then be placed and checked for fit and color. If needed, the dentist will trim and adjust the veneer before luting it with cement. The dentist will double-check the veneer and the bonding cement to ensure everything is in good working order.
While the cost of veneers is more expensive than other types of dental restoration, they are a popular choice because of their natural look and durability. They are also more affordable than dental crowns and offer a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Crowns are a type of dental restoration used to cap a damaged tooth, restoring its shape, strength and appearance. We can use them alone or as part of other restorative procedures such as root canals or core build-ups to protect weakened teeth from further damage.
Whether a tooth is severely decayed or has undergone a root canal, a crown can help halt further damage and prevent infection by sealing off the damaged tooth. They can also be used to restore a cracked or fractured tooth or after an extraction.
There are many types of crowns, depending on the patient’s needs and budget. Porcelain and ceramic crowns look most like natural teeth, but they can chip. Composite resin crowns are less expensive, but they may wear down over time. Metal crowns are the most durable, but they have a metallic color and are more costly than other crown types.
A new technology known as CEREC (Ceramic & E-Dentistry) can often be used to manufacture and place crowns in one appointment. This process involves taking a photo of your tooth, and then using the digital data to create a virtual design model. The data is then sent to an on-site milling unit, where a block of porcelain material is cut out to form your custom crown, allowing for fast and accurate fabrication of high quality restorations.
Dental bridges are another tooth restoration option that can be used to fill a gap caused by missing teeth. They are anchored to natural adjacent teeth using dental crowns and are made of porcelain to look and function like real teeth. They are a great way to restore the appearance of your smile while also helping you chew and speak properly.
The procedure for placing a dental bridge typically takes place over two visits. During the first visit, we will prepare your abutment teeth by trimming off some of their enamel. This is an irreversible step, as it cannot be undone. We will then take a digital impression of the area where your bridge will be placed. This allows us to create a custom restoration that will perfectly fit your tooth and bite.
During your second visit, we will place the permanent bridge. The final result is a restored smile that will not shift when you eat or speak and is more comfortable to wear than partial dentures. If you keep up with regular oral hygiene procedures, your bridge should last for years to come.
There are four different types of dental bridges to choose from. Traditional and Maryland bonded bridges are used when there are teeth on both sides of the missing tooth, Cantilever bridges are used when there is a tooth on only one side of the gap, and implant-supported bridges are used in cases where there are multiple missing adjacent teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth restoration solution that mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone, acting as an artificial root. The implant post stimulates the bone cells to assimilate with it, forming a strong foundation that securely holds a replacement tooth known as a crown.
This process is called osseointegration. It usually takes 8-12 weeks for the bone to securely bond with the implant post. This is an ideal treatment for patients with missing or severely decayed teeth who want to avoid the discomfort and complications of conventional bridges or dentures.
We will evaluate your mouth to determine if dental implants are an appropriate option for you. Patients may need to undergo a bone graft procedure if there is significant bone loss, or they may need periodontal treatment to ensure that the gums are healthy before dental implant placement.
Our dentists are highly trained in the field of implant dentistry, and can provide immediate restorations for a single missing tooth. Alternatively, we can also place dental implants to support a fixed bridge or an implant-supported denture. Patients who are missing multiple teeth in a row can also benefit from implant-supported dentures or fixed bridges. Zygomatic dental implants are also available, which take advantage of a portion of the upper jawbone that remains even in severely atrophied jaws.