Dental restorations are provided to help restore your damaged teeth to their ideal functionality and appearance. Although metal restorations were initially the most popular ones, advancements in technology have brought about a lot of positive changes in this field. Particularly, tooth-colored restorations are in the limelight now, owing to their excellent and indistinguishable appearance.
What are Tooth-Colored Restorations?
Metal restorations are usually made from materials such as gold, silver, amalgam, and other apparently visible materials. They would be easily distinguishable when placed on your teeth. On the other hand, tooth-colored restorations are made using tooth-colored materials such as dental-grade ceramic or composite resin.
Why Choose Tooth-Colored Restorations?
- Such restorations are aesthetically pleasing and stay under disguise when you smile or talk
- Dental-grade ceramic offers excellent durability and resistance to breakage and wear
- Since they do not have any metals involved, they do not expand or contract when you eat foods that are hot or cold
- They are quite long-lasting, provided they are cared for well
Popular Tooth-Colored Restorations
Dental crowns are hollow, cap-like restorations that we place on your damaged or worn-out teeth. They hold such weak teeth intact and provide structural stability, along with maintaining a natural appearance. They are quite durable and long-lasting, provided you avoid unhealthy oral habits.
Dental bridges are bonded in place of the missing teeth and are considered simpler alternatives to dental implants. They do not require surgery to be placed, as they are not inserted into the jawbone but only held in place with crowns on either side. They restore your ability to bite and chew food and also prevent the natural teeth from moving towards the empty space.
Primarily used as a cosmetic restoration, veneers are extremely thin ceramic or composite restorations that we bond to the front surface of the teeth. They cover surface imperfections and aesthetic concerns, such as discoloration, chipping, extreme wear, exposed tooth roots, etc. They are quite simple and do not require any extra care.
Cavities need to be treated at the earliest to keep them from advancing deeper and putting the entire tooth at risk. We recommend treating them using tooth-colored composite or ceramic fillings, which are a worthy alternative to amalgam fillings. They provide excellent sealing, durability, customizability, and longevity.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Madison Park Dental, call (208) 356-5601 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 345 N. 2ND E., Suite 2, Rexburg, ID 83440.