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Southland Dental: Choosing the best restorations for your smile
Enhancing the look of your smile can be done in combination with treatments that also restore health and function. Choosing the best restoration for your smile is dependent on whether you’re missing teeth, if you have a heavy bite, and your ideal budget. At Southland Dental, we focus on providing comprehensive dental treatments that ensure optimal oral health and aesthetics. Some of these services are restorations, such as:
Crowns: Used to restore teeth after root canal treatments, to cover a dental implant missing tooth, or to hold a bridge, crowns are tooth shaped caps. If you have misshaped or severely discolored and decayed teeth, crowns can be used to cosmetically modify your natural tooth as well. Made from various materials, such as porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal, these aesthetically appealing options mimic the sheen and feel of natural teeth.
Bridges: In combination with crowns on each end, bridges contain a pontic to replace missing teeth. Like crowns, bridges are made of porcelain-fused-to-metal or other ceramics.
Fillings: When our Hayward dentist treats you for a cavity, this area is filled to restore the strength of the tooth. Fillings can be made of amalgam or aesthetically appealing composite resin. Tooth-colored, composite resin can also be used to repair cracked, broken, or worn down teeth, blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Dentures: Patients with missing multiple teeth benefit aesthetically and functionally from denture -- removable teeth replacements made of acrylic resin as well as metal attachments. There are complete dentures, which replace all teeth, and partial dentures that are retained by existing natural teeth.
Implants: There are various types of implants, but unlike other restorations, implants do not utilize existing healthy to support prosthetics. Made out of a titanium implant post, abutment, and a crown or other restoration, implants replace the whole tooth and are used to support and stabilize ill-fitting dentures.
Choosing the right restoration depends on your unique needs. Trust our Hayward dentists to recommend the best restoration for your teeth are overall oral health. For more information about our restoration options and dental treatments, contact Southland Dental today!