Maintaining the aesthetics of one’s smile is easier said than done. While oral conditions such as teeth discoloration, cavities, etc. are the minor concerns, the appearance of one’s smile can be affected significantly by issues such as missing or damaged teeth, malocclusion, excessive wear, etc. Hence, it is essential to get such concerns addressed at the earliest to avoid more severe complications in the future.
A missing tooth can be a huge factor that affects a person’s confidence. Most patients who visit our dental practice with a missing tooth lack the confidence to even smile or talk without being too conscious of their facial appearance. The simplest way to restore missing teeth is by using dental bridges. It is a combination of a ceramic prosthetic tooth held steadily in position with the help of crowns on either side. If you are looking for a stronger, sturdier, and more long-lasting solution, it is best to get a dental implant. It will be inserted directly into the jawbone with the help of a metal stud. And, of course, a popular option to replace multiple missing teeth is dentures.
Sustaining a hard blow to the mouth, going through an accidental fall, or biting into anything too hard can damage the teeth. This can result in a broken, cracked, or chipped tooth, all of which have to be restored at the earliest using ceramic restorations. Some of the popular restorations we use are dental crowns, veneers, fillings, composite bonding, inlays, onlays, etc.
Crowns: Crowns are perhaps the most popular dental restorations and are used to treat several types of oral concerns. They are made from dental-grade ceramic, which is highly durable and customizable. A crown essentially looks like a natural tooth but is hollow on the inside. When placed on a natural tooth, a crown covers it completely and restores its structural integrity, contour, and aesthetics.
Veneers: Veneers are wafer-thin dental restorations that are bonded to the frontal surface of the teeth. They are used to restore teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, cracked, excessively spaced, etc.
Fillings: Fillings are predominantly used to fill cavities. They are also used to restore naturally misshapen or chipped teeth. The dentist will analyze the color of your teeth and prepare a suitable filling material that perfectly mimics the appearance of the natural teeth.
Inlays and Onlays: Inlays are an alternative to dental fillings. They are fabricated according to the contour of the cavity and bonded in place using dental adhesives. Onlays are customized restorations used to restore severely worn out teeth. They are popularly known as half-crowns, as they restore only the upper cusp of a tooth.
The restorations we provide are mostly made from dental-grade ceramic, which can be customized to a great extent. This helps to keep them under disguise, allowing you to smile with confidence.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dizik, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (650) 348-5424, and we will be happy to help.