An accident can happen at any time and teeth are often the victim of daily accidents and when they are, it is important to fix the tooth right away. If your tooth is cracked, chipped or damaged in any way Bishop Family Dental will complete a natural restoration as your local Salt Lake City Cosmetic Dentist.
Although accidents are the primary reason for restorative dental procedures, restorative dentistry also involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Dr. Bishop can restore the tooth so it can continue to function without needing to be removed. Keeping your natural teeth is better for your overall oral health. During your consult with Dr. Bishop he will suggest a treatment plan that works best for your lifestyle and schedule. Whether it’s a filling, crown, implant or bridge, there are several options available depending on your need.
Salt Lake City, Utah Dental Restorations
We have a variety of solutions to choose from, we don’t believe that there is a one-size-fits-all-solution, but offer customized treatment plans such as:
This is most frequently used after a root canal or when the tooth is severely cracked or chipped. A dental crown is the best type of restoration because it is a cap that completely surrounds the tooth. This way you can bite down with full force and not worry about being uncomfortable or damaging the tooth further. Dental crowns now come in natural looking ceramic and ceramic on metal for restorations that will have a natural look.
They help to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked or uneven. A veneer is a thin shell that is placed on top of a natural tooth and frequently used for restorations of the front teeth. They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel.
Fillings can prevent further decay and restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function. Once the decayed area of the tooth has been removed a tooth colored filling is used to replace the missing enamel. We use materials that look natural so that when you smile, no one can tell that you had cavities.
Those that need minor restorations can often benefit from a simple bonding procedure. Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth for a complete natural look.
Bridges are commonly used if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps in teeth can lead to your reaming teeth to shift affecting your overall bite. A bridge is made by creating a crown on either side and placing a false tooth between the crowns. At our Salt Lake City office we have the technology to have it completed in one visit. Dr. Bishop will discuss your options and you can choose the best option for you and your schedule.
Dental implants are the closest replacement to your own teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone like a tooth toot under the gum line. Each tooth will be made in the same shape, size and color as the surrounding teeth. A completely natural appearance will be achieved. The new synthetic tooth will be secured to the metal post. Using the metal post ensured that the tooth is so secure that you can enjoy your favorite foods and active lifestyle.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of dental terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s oral care guide. 2015
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