- September 1, 2018
Life is full of ups and downs, but it’s reasonable that you wouldn’t feel like smiling every moment of every day. At the same time, your teeth should not be the reason you don’t want to smile.
Over time, teeth can become worn down from daily use. They can become chipped or cracked if you bite down on the wrong thing. Teeth can break because of an accident or injury. And yes, they can fall out from decay, gum disease, and other issues.
You can repair your smile, so it looks as good as ever at our Shorewood, IL dental office. Today, we’ll go through some restorative options at Shorewood Family Dental Care. This could help you decide how you can get your smile back in shape.
Call 815-768-1615 today to get started with a consultation with one of our doctors.
Many times, veneers are included among cosmetic services. They can and do make smiles look nicer. At the same time, they can be an effective restorative treatment.
For someone with chipped or broken teeth, you may be able to get a veneer or veneers (depending on how many teeth need to be repaired) to restore the shape and size of a tooth. Veneers also can be used to rebuild worn-down teeth.
You could argue that crowns are the building blocks of restorative dentistry. Crowns have been around (in some shape or form) for thousands of years.
Thankfully, modern dental crowns are made of ceramic materials that look indistinguishable from real teeth. These materials also are strong and durable, so you can feel confident about eating your favorite foods as well.
These bridges are built by joining crowns together. Bridges can be used to replace one or several missing teeth.
The kind of bridge you get can depend on how many teeth are missing, where those teeth are located in your mouth, and how healthy your jawbone is.
Dental implants were developed as replacements for the roots of missing teeth. As such, they make teeth replacements stronger, more secure, and more stable.
Implants can be used to support a crown to replace a single tooth, a bridge to replace multiple teeth, and dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth. Implants also help with your jaw health by replicating the stimulation your roots once provided. That encourages new bone growth that keeps your jawbone strong.
Give Yourself a Reason to Keep Smiling
No matter what problems are affecting your mouth — from a cavity to the loss of all your teeth — you can get your smile back. At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we offer everything from dental fillings to full-mouth reconstruction and a variety of options in between.