Are you tired of looking in the mirror and quickly spotting old metal restorations? For years, most dentists offered metal fillings and crowns to help address a variety of dental problems. Fortunately, there are now more natural-looking and often more comfortable alternatives. So if you do find yourself in need of restorative dentistry, or simply hoping to update an outdated, ill-fitting or failing restoration from many years ago, your dentist can likely offer you a seamless solution designed to feel and look natural.
Are You Suffering from Dental Pain?
It’s important to seek restorative dentistry if you notice changes in your smile that could be indicators of trouble. For instance, deep discoloration like white patches or grey lines can be indication of enamel erosion, the kind characteristic of cavities. Sensitivity and discomfort are also common warning signs of damage to the teeth.
Treated quickly, teeth can generally be saved through restorative treatment like dental fillings or crowns. However, the longer you postpone treatment the more likely extensive measures will become necessary, such as root canal therapy to address an infection or even extraction to deal with a badly damaged or infected tooth.
Enjoy Natural-looking Restorations
Modern fillings and crowns are often designed to look natural and feel more comfortable than the metal restorations that were once common. In the case of fillings, for instance, many dentists now use a tooth-colored composite resin, which bonds tightly with teeth and can be sculpted to look natural within the smile. In fact, this is such a natural-looking option that dentists also use composite resin to create smile enhancements, as well.
For cracked or chipped teeth, porcelain crowns make a great option. They are carefully crafted to sit flush within the smile, while offering great protection against further erosion and wear.
Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Dental restorations don’t have to be obvious or uncomfortable. Many modern restorations are designed to be natural-looking and comfortable. To schedule a restorative consultation call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.