We know how important a role the visible appearance of our teeth makes when we first meet someone. In fact, our smile (including our teeth) will be amongst the first few things people will notice about us. So, a lot of us that suffer from visibly apparent dental problems are insecure about the way our teeth look. Thankfully, there have been a lot of advancements in cosmetic dentistry, making way for lots of new types of dental restorations, which we will be discussing below.
- Dental cavities when left untreated for an extended period of time can result in tooth decay. With dental fillings you are able to fill in the gap in your teeth created by the cavity. You have the choice between composite resins, and if you want a more permanent option, then ceramic fillings are an option as well.
- A dental crown is a type of indirect dental restoration that requires placing a cap or crown that covers the damaged/unstable tooth. This dental crown can be made of metal or porcelain depending on your needs, leaving your tooth looking natural.
- A dental implant can be used to replace teeth that are damaged beyond repair or to add in place of missing teeth. They require a metal cylinder that is attached to your jaw socket acting as an artificial root, to which the denture is attached. The result is a very natural looking tooth that does not move around and lets you go about your life without any inconvenience.
- Another common dental restoration process is professional teeth whitening. This is usually done for people who happen to have a lot of discoloration on their teeth, mainly due to staining and other reasons. This is a quick way to get rid of discoloration and get instant results.