You can have a beautiful smile again after dental problems. We can help.
Whether you cracked a tooth or actually lost a tooth, many people feel like damage to their smiles means that they will never have a beautiful smile again. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, our Lawrenceville, GA, dentists pride themselves on offering the very best when it comes to restorative dentistry. We can easily turn your smile around. Here’s how:
This is the most common dental restoration, as most people will develop a cavity at some point during their lifetime. Once the cavity is removed you will need to have the holes in your teeth filled in order to strengthen and rebuild the tooth. In most cases, dental fillings are made from a tooth-colored material like composite resin, which we can match to the color of your tooth before applying the moldable restoration. Once the resin is shaped we will harden the filling in place with a dental light.
Sometimes there is extensive damage to a tooth and the only way to protect it and bolster the natural tooth is to cover it with a dental crown, a hollow tooth-shaped cap that is designed to improve both the appearance and the strength of a tooth. Our Lawrenceville, GA, restorative dentist may recommend a crown if you have a tooth that has been cracked or broken; however, a crown can also be placed over a malformed or misshapen tooth to improve its shape.
If you are missing one or two teeth in a row then a dental bridge could give you back a complete smile in just a couple of visits to our office. A dental bridge is a great way to replace a missing tooth if the rest of your teeth are strong and healthy, since we will need to prep two natural teeth to support crowns. Crowns are cemented into place and then the false tooth or teeth are cemented in between the crowns.
If you are missing one, several or all of your teeth, dental implants offer the next best thing to a real tooth. Implants replace your missing tooth roots and are surgically placed into the jawbone to bolster bone health and to provide a long-term foundation from which to support a false tooth or teeth. As many as four implants can be placed along the jawbone to support dentures (to replace all of your missing teeth).
Don’t let problems with your smile affect your oral health and your self-esteem. Our dental team here at Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA, is here to help however we can. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.