Dental restorations are widely used to bring changes to the structure and contour of the teeth. By bonding dental restorations to the teeth, we can restore the teeth' functionality and aesthetics to their ideal state. Some of the most prominent dental restorations are crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, veneers, fillings, etc.
Crowns are cap-like restorations that cover the teeth completely and hold them intact. They are used to restore teeth that are severely damaged, chipped, naturally misshapen, worn out, or excessively spaced from each other. Since they're made from dental-grade ceramic, they can be customized as required to enhance the appearance of the smile.
Bridges are the simplest means to restore missing teeth as they do not require surgery to be placed in position. A bridge consists of a solid prosthetic tooth coupled with ceramic crowns on either side to hold it firmly in place. The bridge keeps the adjoining teeth from drifting from their positions and also enables the patient to bite and chew food properly.
Dental implants are the sturdiest, strongest, and most durable dental restorations. They are made from a metal implant stud and a ceramic crown, which act as the tooth root and crown, respectively. Since implants are placed in the jawbone, they offer excellent stability, prevent jawbone deterioration, and restore oral functionality and aesthetics. They are known to last for several years without any hassle, provided you care for them well.
Dentures are the apt solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. They are held together by an acrylic, gum-colored base to mimic the appearance of the gums. The prosthetic teeth are highly customizable to mimic the natural teeth. If the patients have multiple missing teeth but still have a good number of them intact, we can offer partial dentures. They are held together by a metal framework and restore only a few particular teeth according to the requirement. We also offer implant-supported dentures that provide amazing stability and ensure better jawbone health.
Veneers are extremely thin restorations that are bonded to the frontal surface of the teeth. They are used to make cosmetic changes to the teeth, such as restoring their color, getting rid of cracks and chipping, eliminating excessive spaces between adjacent teeth, crown-lengthening of worn-out teeth, etc.
Fillings are used to restore teeth that have been affected by cavities. Cavities occur due to the bacteria's microbial action in the mouth, causing erosion of the enamel and decay of the underlying tissues. If the cavity is left untreated, it could advance on to the tooth's deeper layers and cause a root canal infection. Hence, we recommend getting composite or ceramic fillings to fill cavities.
Dr. Larry Leonakis and our team strive to help your natural smile last a lifetime. However, tooth decay, disease, and trauma can create the need for restorative dentistry in Carson City, Nevada. You can call 775-882-0635 today and arrange a visit with our dentist today.