When teeth break, decay, or old restorations give out over time, it’s important to establish a game plan that helps restore your smile to its much needed health while also looking natural. Restorative care doesn’t have to just be about eliminating disease and returning function back to teeth, it also has an important cosmetic aspect to it. One that maintains the appearance of natural teeth so that the patient can feel good about how their smile looks, and confident that their oral health is the best that it can possibly be.
Advancements in restorative techniques allow treatments like fillings, crowns, and even bridges to reflect the appearance of natural teeth. The tooth-colored materials are carefully matched to enamel in other parts of the mouth, so the tooth that is being treated will blend in with the person’s entire smile. Fillings are shaded, allowing them to blend seamlessly with the tooth around it, making them almost invisible to the naked eye.
No need is too big or too small when it comes to how someone feels about his or her smile. Even small discrepancies in the teeth, such as chips or gaps, can easily be reversed. In a process that is similar to tooth-colored fillings, composite bondings can simply be placed in these areas to help re-build the tooth or close areas that create aesthetic concerns. The materials used are strong and beautiful, all at the same time. What better way is there to improve the health of teeth than in a method that also improves how the teeth look?
Many patients are now electing to replace older, discolored, or metal fillings with tooth-colored restorations. This helps their smiles appear more natural, and is useful when older fillings are beginning to wear out. One of the biggest restorative benefits that tooth-colored fillings offer is that less tooth preparation is needed than conventional silver fillings!
What do you want to change about your smile? Is it the way it looks, broken down teeth, or both? We’re committed to bettering every aspect of our patients’ smiles. Give us a call and schedule a time to sit down with Dr. Andler to discuss the future of your smile!