How your family dentist in Charleston, SC can give you back your smile.
How much do you know about restorative dental procedures? You probably already know that they can repair damaged teeth and make your smile strong again; but did you know that most restorative dental procedures use materials that can also make your smile more beautiful?
Dr. Denise Stone of Stone Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC offers a wide variety of restorative dental procedures that can give you back your smile.
One of the most common restorative dental procedures is a simple filling. Fillings are used to repair areas of tooth decay and lost tooth structure. In addition to conventional metal (amalgam) fillings, dental fillings are also possible using a tooth-colored material, known as composite. This material can be matched to your existing tooth color, making your strong dental filling virtually invisible.
Another common restorative dental procedure is a dental crown. Crowns are recommended for badly damaged or decayed teeth that have lost too much tooth structure for a filling. They are also recommended to strengthen teeth that have had root canal therapy. In addition to gold crowns, porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM crowns are frequently placed. These crowns are so natural-looking, they will enhance your smile.
You may also need to replace missing teeth and restore your chewing ability and your beautiful smile. For tooth replacement, you have several options:
- Removable partial or full dentures, which provide years of excellent, dependable tooth replacement
- Fixed dental bridges, which are cemented on to the teeth adjacent to the space where you are missing teeth
- Dental implants, which can replace a single or multiple missing teeth, or an entire arch of teeth
All of these tooth replacement options provide the strength you need for chewing, with the beauty you want for your smile.
To find out more about how restorative dentistry can make a big impact on your smile, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Denise Stone of Stone Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC at (843) 556-6566. Call today.