Your Cosmetic Dentist in DC Can Restore Decayed Teeth and More!
Has it been a long time since your last dental visit? Does embarrassment about the condition of your teeth prevent you from getting the treatment you need? If so, you are not alone. However, new procedures and materials now available to your cosmetic dentist in DC, allow your broken, decayed or missing teeth to be replaced and restored more comfortably than ever.
What Can Be Done With My Rotten Teeth?
Sometimes rotten teeth can be saved. If the roots are still healthy, the chances are better. Depending on the amount of tooth that can be saved, the following options are available:
- Restorations made of tooth-colored composite resin blend perfectly with the tooth’s original color. Resin fillings support the remaining tooth structure to prevent breakage.
- Porcelain inlays and onlays protect weakened back teeth, including heavily-restored portions. Like the composites, these can also be customized to match the color of the original tooth.
- Crowns (caps) are a type of restoration that completely covers the tooth. The crown can be made of all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal and when cemented on the original structure results in a natural looking new tooth.
- If the tooth cannot be saved and needs to be extracted, options include dental implants or bridges.
In the event where ALL teeth need to be extracted, dentures and dental implants are both options. In this situation a consultation between patient and dentist is needed to come up with a plan for surgical and recovery time frames that allow a sense of normalcy in appearance and ability to eat. The ideal candidates for dental implants in DC are in good general and oral health. The implant requires adequate bone in your jaw for support; the best candidates also have healthy gum tissues.
Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?
Every tooth is valuable. Front teeth are obviously important to attractiveness, but even those in the back of the mouth can impact your appearance. As more teeth are lost and not replaced, wrinkles and lines will form and increase the signs of premature aging. Missing teeth can create health problems as other teeth tend to drift out of alignment. Difficulty in chewing often leads to unhealthy dietary changes. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges, and in severe cases, dentures.
Remember, beautiful teeth are healthy teeth!
Dr. Nishan Halim
Contact Dr. Nishan Halim, cosmetic dentist in DC, to schedule an appointment. He and his staff welcome all new patients with their patient friendly approach. See how they use the many recent innovations in dental technology to reduce the time you spend in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating beautiful results.