can be used to repair it. Today we have reconstructive procedures for every possible situation, from lost teeth to minor cavities.
Dental Implants: The Best Tooth Replacement
If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are just one of the tooth replacement options reconstructive dentistry offers, but they are the best. Dental implants are structured like your natural teeth, with a tooth root designed to integrate with your jawbone and an aesthetic crown that sits on top. They look natural, are easy to maintain, and, best of all, allow you to eat all your favorite foods.
Dental Crown: New Skin for the Old Tooth
A dental crown is a great solution when you have a tooth that is seriously damaged with decay or trauma and has lost structural integrity. A dental crown surrounds and protects the tooth, giving it additional support and protection, which gives it additional life. Even a tooth that has been treated with a root canal–had the living portion of the tooth removed–can be expected to last another 15 years with a dental crown.
Porcelain Veneers: Minor Cosmetic Chips
If your teeth have been a little damaged by trauma, causing a small chip, porcelain veneers are a great solution for restoring a natural appearance. Basically, a porcelain veneer is similar to a crown, but it doesn’t go all the way around the tooth. It just covers the front and sometimes the top of the damaged tooth. It’s just enough coverage for your slightly damaged tooth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: Avoid a Rusty Smile
When your teeth decay, a filling is used to reconstruct damage caused by oral bacteria. Although in some places you may still have the option of getting metal amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings have many great advantages, including the fact that they don’t oxidize (rust) and turn black, which makes amalgam fillings look as bad as a mouth full of decay.
Your Dentist Makes a Difference
These procedures can technically be performed by any dentist, but a skilled reconstructive dentist can give you more likelihood of getting a result that isn’t just adequate, but is attractive as well. And if your smile hasn’t been restored to its full beauty, it hasn’t really been reconstructed, has it?
To learn about which reconstructive dentistry procedure might be right for you, please call 949-238-6745 for an appointment with an Orange County cosmetic dentist today.