Restore Or Replace? Cosmetic Dentistry in Atlanta
- Posted on: Apr 6 2018
As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Likewise, there is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are lucky enough to have a set of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. For the rest of us, cosmetic dentistry in Atlanta holds great promise.
Here are some procedures that can not only improve your smile, but repair damaged teeth:
A Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers that can hide a chip or crack, and in some cases correct the alignment of a slightly crooked tooth.
Bonding, formally called direct composite veneers, is used to repair chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies pliable composite resin and molds it to the perfect shape required. The resin is then hardenend with a special curing light.
A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of a tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with acute decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of a dental implant. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.
Many dentists consider dental implants the ultimate restoration. An implant restores an entire tooth, both root and crown. Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Implants prohibit bone recession, too, which is common at an extraction site. They have several applications, such as anchoring dentures and dental bridges.
For more details about cosmetic dentistry in Atlanta, contact Flax Dental.
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