When you take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror, are you unhappy with the way that your teeth look? If so, it is time for a change and that change may include tooth-colored restorations. These restorations can be placed over top of your teeth to help improve the way your smile looks. This procedure is done to enhance your smile and ensure you are happy with the way your teeth look once again. Cosmetic restorations are useful because they give patients a serious boost of confidence and leave you with the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
At Greenhills Dental, we specialize in all tooth-colored restorations to include crowns, fillings, and more. If you would like to discuss your options with us, please call our Fremont office today to schedule a FREE consultation. You never need to make dental decision on your own and Dr. Bien will guide you and provide you with the expert advice you are after.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call Greenhills Dental now.
Types of Tooth-Colored Restoration Options and Procedures
There are a few options and restorative procedures that can be performed in your mouth. The procedure that is best for you will depend on what you need it for. In fact, each procedure solves a different problem for each patient. For example, if you have a broken tooth, you may need a dental crown, but if the tooth needs to be extracted, you may need a dental implant. When you come into our Fremont office, Dr. Bien will go over your options with you and determine what you are a good candidate for.
Before you start to choose any procedures, we recommend that you weigh the pros and cons of them and think about the results you want. Below, we will go over some of the tooth-colored restorations we offer in our office.
Porcelain veneers are a restorative and cosmetic option available to patients and can help improve the way the teeth look. Dr. Bien relies on veneers when a patient is a good candidate because they offer great results. Veneers are made up from a porcelain material that is placed over top of your tooth. Your tooth will need to be shaped for the procedure, which includes removing a thin amount of enamel from the tooth itself.
Many patients like the idea of a porcelain veneers because it blends in with their natural tooth color and look natural too. Veneers are often relied on to make a correction to the tooth, but it is usually only applied to the front teeth, as it will not do good on a molar. If your molar needs to be corrected, a crown would be used.
Some of the problems a veneer can correct include:
- Uneven and misaligned teeth
- Chipped, fractured, and broken teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
The procedure required for a dental veneer is not painful and is done in two visit to our Fremont office. While you are in our office, Dr. Bien will go over your available options and start the procedure. The first step is to prep the tooth and then take an impression, which is sent to the dental lab. When the veneer comes back from the lab, it will be cemented onto your tooth.
The most relied on tooth-colored restoration is a dental crown. Crowns provide protection to your tooth and can adjust them and restore them. Whether you have staining present or a flaw in the tooth, a crown will be able to hide it effectively.
The crown sits on top of the gum line and does not fall below it. While the crown does cover the entire tooth, it does not extend beyond the gum, so no oral surgery is needed for placement. Once the crown has been fitted, it is cemented into place for a durable hold.
Crowns are able to be color matched to your natural teeth, so that they match and do not stand out. When you come into our Fremont office, you will receive a dental consultation with Dr. Bien who will discuss your crown options with you. Some of the reasons patients choose dental crowns include:
- Protect a cracked or broken tooth
- Cover a stained or discolored tooth
- Improve the look or shape of a tooth
- Support an infected or decayed tooth
Crowns are a great way for you to save your tooth in the most natural manner.
Call Today for a FREE Consultation
At Greenhills Dental, we want you to know that we are here to help you and will work with you to ensure that you can get the smile that you want. When you come into our Fremont office for a FREE tooth-colored restoration consultation, we will discuss what is available to you from veneers to inlays and crowns. If you are not a good candidate for one of these procedures, Dr. Bien will counsel you on the best method and approach to restoring your smile. Dr. Bien has experience in this field and will spend as much time with you as needed to ensure you receive the proper procedures to correct your smile.
When you come into our office for a consultation, you will have x-rays taken of your teeth and a full examination performed to identify all problem teeth. If you have some underlying conditions, they will need to be corrected prior to the restorative measures being taken. For example, if you want a dental crown placed over your tooth, you would need to have a cavity treated first.
If you do not have any underlying problems, you can receive the care you need and your appointment for restorations will be scheduled. When you come in for your appointment, you will receive the care you need from Dr. Bien.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bien in our Fremont office, call Greenhills Dental today. We can’t wait to help.