Posts for: May, 2017
Restorative dental procedures help your smile remain healthy and strong. Rigby, ID, dentists Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen of Townesquare Dental discuss a few restorative procedures you may want to consider, including dental implants.
Tooth-colored cosmetic fillings look just like your tooth enamel, which means no one in Rigby but you will ever know you had a cavity. Composite resin, a flexible plastic-based material, offers an excellent alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Cosmetic fillings are available in the most common tooth shades and are strong enough to withstand years of wear and tear.
Bonding, one of the most versatile restorative procedures, is used to repair damage to teeth or hide little imperfections. Composite resin, the same material used for cosmetic fillings, is also used to bond teeth. Because composite resin is so flexible, it can be molded by hand into any shape imaginable. Bonding is a good choice if you want to repair a chip, lengthen a short tooth, improve the appearance of a crooked tooth or hide a crack or discoloration. Once the material is applied to your tooth, it's hardened with a curing light.
Crowns are an excellent option if you have a broken or fragile tooth. The hollow restorations are made of a variety of strong materials, including porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal, and offer excellent strength and durability. Slipping a crown over a tooth can also conceal imperfections and lengthen teeth.
Dental implants offer a comfortable, long-lasting solution to tooth loss. The implants, which act as artificial roots, are placed in your jawbone. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants actually become part of your jawbone. They're made of titanium, a biocompatible material that bonds easily to bone. A crown tops off the implant and fills the gap in your smile.
Would you like to find out if you can benefit from a dental implant or other restorative dental procedure? Call Rigby, ID, dentists Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen of Townesquare Dental at (208) 745-8704 to schedule an appointment.