The ABCs of proper oral health begin brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups. Keeping your mouth healthy not only prevents cavities, but also promotes healthy gums. But even with the most thorough dental regimen, dental caries and tooth loss may occur. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways to improve your smile with tooth restoration. From in-office whitening to crown, there are all types of restoration that can help you perfect your smile.
Whether you choose in-office whitening or at-home treatments, it’s now possible to brighten your smile with no downtime. In-office treatments do produce better results, usually in one sitting. If you choose at-home whitening trays or strips, it’s always a good idea to consult with your dentist first. Since whitening treatments can cause tooth sensitivity, your dentist can tell you red-flag signs to look for and when to discontinue use.
Crowns are a good way to correct discolored, chipped or broken teeth. Crowns strengthen weak teeth and prevent further deterioration. Crowns can also be attached to bridges to protect your teeth as well.
Bonding is another way to restore the natural look of your teeth. During the bonding process, ‘bonds” materials onto your teeth. Your tooth’s enamel and dentin are fused with bonding material to create a natural-looking structure.
4. Dental Implants
If you’re missing a lot of teeth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Surgically implanted in the upper or lower jaw, dental implants are anchors for replacement teeth. Usually made out of titanium, implants are a long-term solution for tooth restoration.
Misaligned teeth can be corrected with traditional braces. Depending on the degree of correction, your dentist may suggest Invisalign. Invisalign functions the same as traditional braces, but you’re able to remove them for eating and cleaning. You’ll be fitted with clear retainer that are invisible to the naked eye.
Perfecting your smile may not be easy, but it is possible. With so many treatments available, you can easily create a smile dreams are made of. If you’d like more information on tooth restoration, contact us at Studio Smiles today in Scottsdale or at our Phoenix location.