Having a tooth that’s chipped or cracked can be embarrassing. Missing a tooth is even more so. But for some people, the idea of having some obvious, metallic fix to such problems is worse. If you’re trying to make your smile healthier, can’t you make it more attractive at the same time?
Yes you can. Call our Leawood, KS dental office today at 913-945-1612 for discrete dental restorations. Our dentists are highly trained in restorative dentistry and can help you get the healthy but beautiful smile you deserve.
Why Your Smile Might Need Restorative Dentistry
Enamel’s job is to protect your teeth. You have nerve endings and blood vessels inside the tooth, so enamel is like armor to protect it from harm and infection. So when the enamel gets damaged, your tooth is at risk; the level of protection has decreased. That’s when you need to do something about it.
Here are some common dental problems that require a dental restoration:
- A strong toothache
- Cracked or chipped enamel
- A lost tooth
If you wait too long to get these dental problems fixed, you’re facing new ones. First, such damage does not look good at all. Just knowing that can sap your confidence and self-esteem. It can even make good first impressions harder to make.
In addition, these problems usually get worse over time. A tiny crack can grow longer until the tooth will need to be extracted. A small toothache could get worse and worse until you cannot take it anymore.
That’s why you need to call our Leawood dentists at 913-945-1612 and make a new appointment. The sooner you call, the sooner you can get your smile healthier and more attractive.
Discrete Dental Restorations For You
Here are some of the discrete restorative dentistry treatments that will repair your smile and make it look much better.
A long time ago, your only real option for a cavity was to get it filled with a metal amalgam. This silvery mix works and can still be found today. That said, the metal certainly does not look natural in your smile.
That’s why you can get tooth-colored fillings from our Leawood dentists. The modern material used in these fillings works just as well as metal amalgam, so your cavity-ridden tooth will be repaired and made strong again. But the material is colored to match the tooth it repairs so the filling blends in naturally.
It’s hard to damage your enamel. After all, it’s supposed to be stronga and protect the inside of your teeth. However, you can damage it with sports injuries, bad falls, and more. These chips and cracks weaken the tooth and make an otherwise great-looking smile appear painful.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire visible part of your tooth. They’re made individually to match the shape of your tooth, but they’re also colored to blend in with your other teeth. Once our Leawood, KS dentists put a dental crown over a damaged tooth, it’s not just protected again — it looks great too.
DENTAL BRIDGES & IMPLANTS
When you are missing a tooth, that dark gap really stands out next to your white teeth. That means everyone sees it when you smile or even talk. But a missing tooth is also a dental health issue. Your bite can start to change, putting extra stress on your jaw joints. Your other teeth also slide out of alignment towards that gap.
That’s why you need a replacement. With both dental bridges and dental implants, you can get a natural-looking replacement tooth in that gap so your smile is complete again.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
When you have a bad toothache, you could very well have an infection inside your tooth. If not treated, this infection will turn your tooth brittle and dangerous to keep in your smile.
Thankfully, you can get root canal therapy to remove the infection. This also gets rid of the toothache. And since you’ll finish the root canal procedure with a dental crown placed atop that tooth, it will be almost impossible to know you had one done.