Although we do our best to take good care of our teeth, it is very normal to experience some damage and decay over the years. At Rejuvenation Dental we are committed to helping ensure that your natural teeth last as long as possible. For this reason, we provide a comprehensive restorative dentistry service that enables us to repair and rebuild your teeth, ensuring you maintain a fully functioning and attractive smile. Two of the most common restorations that we can offer are tooth-colored fillings and tooth-colored crowns. Here is what you need to know about these treatments.
Tooth-colored fillings are created from a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is a synthetic, man-made product created from a mixture of tooth-colored plastic and glass. It is supplied soft like putty and can be molded to the teeth that are in need of repairs. The composite resin can be placed into the hole created when the decay is removed from your teeth, filling it entirely before being hardened, which cements it securely in place. Whilst it is possible to get entire crowns made from composite resin, they may not necessarily have the strength and durability of another form of a tooth-colored solution – a porcelain crown
Crowns are a well-known restorative dentistry solution that can cover a tooth that is so badly decayed or damaged that a cavity filling simply isn’t up to the job. They can also be used to cover a tooth that has received a root canal, or as the visible part of a dental implant. They sit over the affected tooth, covering it right down to the gum. However, crowns look and act just like conventional teeth.
Crowns can be made in a variety of materials including 100% porcelain and a porcelain coating that is applied to a metal crown. This is because porcelain can be successfully glazed in a variety of shades, making it possible to match your crown to your existing teeth so that it becomes impossible to tell that it is not your natural tooth.
What are the benefits of choosing tooth-colored restorations?
There are several different advantages to choosing tooth-colored restorations to repair the function and appearance of your teeth. Unsurprisingly, they are primarily cosmetic in nature.
The main reason that anyone chooses a tooth-colored filling or crown is because they are concerned about the effect that a metal restoration will have on the appearance of their teeth and smile. We live during a time where there is a huge emphasis on the way that we look and pressure to conform to a certain standard of appearance. A great, attractive smile is a highly desirable attribute and choosing tooth-colored restorations will help ensure that you maintain this look.
It is nearly impossible to feel confident if you dislike your appearance. Unfortunately, teeth are very difficult to hide, and this means that if you have a smile that you consider to be unattractive, it will have a considerable effect on your ability to talk, laugh, eat in public and enjoy other similar work and social occasions. By ensuring that your restorations are tooth-colored wherever possible, you can disguise the fact that you have had work done on your teeth and enjoy a smile that looks naturally attractive.
If you would like more information about tooth-colored fillings or crowns, or if you would like to arrange for a consultation with our experienced team of professionals, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Scottsdale, AZ by calling 480-443-3552.