Restorations are pieces a dentist can use to fix a problem with a tooth. While restorations of the past were commonly made of metal amalgam that stood out in the mouth, modern dentistry offers the benefits of porcelain restorations. They strengthen a tooth’s integrity while blending in with a natural smile.
We offer a variety of porcelain restorations at Linworth Family Dental as part of our range of cosmetic dentistry services. We can fit the restoration to your dental needs, whether you may benefit from a crown, filling or another solution.
Which Porcelain Restorations Are Available?
You can choose porcelain as a restoration material for a range of dental problems or goals. Our team of dentists can turn to porcelain as the material of choice for a dental filling that solves a dental cavity or for inlays and onlays that restore the inside of a tooth and part of the chewing surface as well.
Dental crowns, which cover the entire surface to provide a protective layer of support to a damaged tooth, come in porcelain as one of the material options. Porcelain crowns can also sit atop single tooth implants. Porcelain veneers can cover the surface of your front teeth to improve the look or fix various dental problems. Further, there are porcelain bridges that fill in the gap of a missing tooth by attaching to the natural teeth on each side.
What Are Benefits of Porcelain Restorations?
Porcelain as a restoration material offers strength and protection to restore the integrity of a tooth and improve oral health. It also allows us to restore the tooth in the most natural-looking way possible, as the porcelain resembles the color and shine of your real teeth.
We can use these restorations for a variety of applications, including weak, broken, missing, decayed and otherwise damaged teeth. You can also choose this type of cosmetic dentistry purely to improve the appearance of your teeth. For example, if you don’t like the look of a tooth, we may be able to cover it with a beautiful porcelain crown or veneer.
Our team can adjust the color of porcelain to match the rest of your teeth perfectly. If you choose to do so, you can whiten your teeth before we match the shade.
What Is Your Porcelain Restoration Process?
At our office, our team of dentists determines the best restoration process to fit your personal smile goals or the type of damage you have to a tooth. We begin with an examination using our office’s advanced technology to see inside the mouth and teeth.
Depending on the type of restoration you need, such as a crown or inlay, our team further discusses the process with you before we begin. In general, we take care of the decay or other damage to the tooth, have a custom restoration piece made to fit the exact specifications of your natural tooth and then attach the restoration.
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Porcelain is a popular choice for restorations because it is strong, durable, and best of all, looks just like a real tooth. If you need a restoration or want to improve the appearance of your smile, consider porcelain as the restoration material. Nonetheless, our team can discuss different options with you during a consultation and help you find the right choice for your personal preferences.
Make your appointment for a consultation by calling us at 614-799-9500.