When it comes to improving the way a person’s smile looks, many people will immediately think of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening, bonding, and dental veneers are all widely-known solutions for creating a more beautiful smile.
But don’t be quick to dismiss the cosmetic advantages of modern restorative dentistry!
The truth is that you can achieve multiple goals for your smile with restorative dental care without having to sacrifice your appearance at all!
Here are just three ways Dr. Drake and our team can do that:
#1 – Replace Old, Dark Fillings With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Since cavities are such a common dental problem, many adults above a certain age bracket will have traces of dental work from the past in their smiles still today. Silver fillings are still widely available in dentist offices and are effective in treating decayed teeth.
The problem is, though, that if your cavity is located in a place that’s visible when you smile or laugh, dark fillings are much more conspicuous.
We offer tooth-colored fillings that blend right in so your tooth is still intact, and your smile looks much better as a result!
#2 – Strengthen Weak Teeth With Lifelike Dental Crowns
Decay, damage, and disease are problems that can weaken a tooth. If the problem is extensive enough, covering the tooth with a dental crown will preserve it so you don’t have to endure an extraction and replacement process.
Even a discolored tooth, which might be a result of an underlying oral health issue rather than simple staining, can be restored with a crown.
Using this kind of dental restoration won’t just strengthen a tooth and preserve its function, but it will look so lifelike that even you will probably forget all about the crown when you look in the mirror or see your smile in photos!
#3 – Make Your Smile Whole Again With Dental Implants
We can replace a single tooth with a dental bridge, but there’s an even better, more lasting option that doesn’t require us to alter perfectly healthy teeth.
Dental implants are revolutionary because they first replace a missing tooth root beneath a new tooth. Attaching restorations to dental implants, whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, gives you superior bite strength, a better long-term oral health outlook, and a beautiful smile that’s completely whole again!
As you think about your New Year’s resolutions, consider improving your smile and your dental health with exceptional restorative care in Aberdeen, SD!