Restoration Options to Save Your Smile

Restoration Options to Save Your Smile

Posted by Really Smiles Jul 29, 2015

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At Really Smile, one of our major goals is to help you have a smile that will last you for the rest of your life. Ideally, that means having all of your natural teeth, but that isn’t always possible. It is very common for teeth to need work along the way to restore them back to function. We call these tooth restorations, and we have some of the best available in Carmel, IN.

As your teeth age and perform their daily duties, damage happens. Whether a cavity, a broken tooth, or a completely lost tooth, we need to repair the area and restore the tooth so that you can continue to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

Let’s take some time today to look at dental restorations and how they work with your teeth in the most natural and comfortable way possible. The idea is for you to not notice the restoration in your mouth, and that’s our goal every time we sit down to place something in a patient’s mouth.

Why a Quality Restoration is Important

Having a restoration you can count on is really important. You want to know that the restoration is going to stay securely in your mouth so that you can go on with your life without worrying any longer! Over the past decade, restorations have taken a complete turn. New restorations are very exciting, and we can’t wait to tell you more about them!

Composite Fillings
When you have a cavity, it is important that we stop the progression of decay and restore your tooth back to its complete strength. In the past, dentists relied on a metal mixture called amalgam to fill the empty space and restore your tooth. Some dentists still use amalgam today, but the material can cause problems. It is known to weaken teeth over time, looks bad in your smile, and contains mercury, which is concerning for many patients.

The use of composite material eliminates the concerns listed above. Made of a resin material, composite fillings are safe for your teeth and look great! We can match the material to the exact shade of your teeth. Because it is a bonding material, composite fillings will work to strengthen your teeth, so you know this restoration will last!

Porcelain Crowns
In the case of a broken or damaged tooth, we need to reinforce the entire tooth with a porcelain crown. The crown actually fits around the entire tooth to hold it steady and restore function to the tooth. The process takes a couple of appointments to complete, but the end result is a tooth restoration that will last for many years to come.

A quality porcelain crown will last for many years. Not only will it feel like a natural tooth, but the quality porcelain will match and reflect light just like your natural teeth. In addition, the crown will protect your teeth from bacteria infections that attack weakened teeth.

Dental Implants
When you lose a permanent tooth, it is important that you restore the empty space quickly to prevent bone loss and discomfort. In the past, the only option to replace bone was to use a bridge. Unfortunately, a dental bridge cannot restore the root of your tooth and will not last much longer than 15 years.

A dental implant replaces your entire tooth from root to tip. It looks better, feels more natural, and works more efficiently than any other dental restoration on the market! Dental implants are changing the way we approach lost teeth, and you will see the most benefit from that!

A Lasting Restoration

At the end of the day, you want a restoration that is going to last. You want something that will actually make your tooth stronger than it was before. Our quality restorations are going to stand the test of time and help you maintain your natural tooth’s function for the long-term.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are looking for a restoration to last, contact us at Really Smile. We use restorative techniques that will give you great results. Whether you need a simple filling or a complete replacement, we have options for you. Call today!

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