Dentistry focuses on many aspects related to the mouth, among which restorative and cosmetic dentistry are prominent ones. Restorative dentistry addresses loss of tooth structure due to decay, fracture or infection.
Restorations bring the teeth back to their ideal contour and structural integrity. Cosmetic dentistry involves making changes to the teeth and the surrounding tissues to enhance the appearance of your smile. Together, they give you stronger teeth and a more pleasing smile.
What Procedures Are Involved in Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Treatment?
Teeth replacement: Missing teeth can lead to several drawbacks, such as hindered oral functionality, displeasing smile, poor jawbone health, and the risk of further tooth loss. It is best to get missing teeth replaced at the earliest to avoid these disadvantages. We recommend tooth replacement solutions like dental implants, bridges, or dentures, depending on the patient's needs and the number of missing teeth.
Restoration of damaged teeth: Teeth that have sustained damage due to decay, external trauma, biting hard objects, or due to a poor structure can be restored to their normal contour and size using ceramic restorations. Some of the common ones are crowns, veneers, onlays, etc. Since they are made from dental-grade ceramic, they can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of the adjoining natural teeth.
Filling cavities: There are many causes of tooth decay/cavities. Over time, cavities become wider and deeper and can potentially lead to pain, infection or even tooth loss. Hence, we recommend getting cavities filled with suitable filling material, such as dental-grade ceramic or composite resin, to restore their contour and aesthetics. When cavities are very large, we may recommend a crown or cap to restore the tooth properly.
Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening is purely a cosmetic dental procedure that involves using a tooth whitening gel to eliminate the stains from the surface of the teeth. The process is simple, quick, and yields impressive results. Contact us today to learn more!
Apart from these, Dr. Jordan offers various other specialties such as SMART Amalgam Removal, ALF Appliance Therapy, and treatment of tongue- and lip-ties.
Please get in touch with us by calling us at (740) 369-4550, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!