If you’ve been thinking of visiting the dentist for dental damage, you might not be sure just what dental service you need. Say you have a chipped tooth, you might hear that you need to “restore” the tooth’s structure, but you also know that you want to improve the aesthetics of the tooth as well.
In many cases, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry are completely different and there are different treatments/procedures that may fall under each category. However, there are some situations where cosmetic and restorative dental care overlap. Learn more from your dentist in Tyson’s Corner in this week’s blog post.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you’re focused mainly on improving the appearance of your smile, then cosmetic dentistry is what you should look into. Typically, your cosmetic dentist in Tyson’s corner will offer a variety of ways to improve how your teeth look, like with these treatments and painless procedures:
- Professional teeth whitening to lift stains on your teeth.
- Invisalign clear braces to straighten teeth without the problems of traditional brackets and wires.
- Porcelain veneers to mask multiple imperfections in the smile with one swift procedure.
- All-ceramic dental restorations to repair teeth in a way that hides your dental work, matching it with the natural shade of your teeth.
- Cosmetic dental bonding for a variety of services including filling gaps, chips, and cracks on your teeth.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
In the case that your smile becomes damaged from wear and year over the years or even dental trauma, like an accidental blow to the mouth, you can trust that your dentist will work with you to repair your teeth. This is where restorative care comes in. Your dentist wants to make sure that you always have a mouth full of function teeth. Here are some of the restorative services offered:
- Dental crowns to cap a damaged tooth—they are super versatile and can be used for many things—even replacing single teeth!
- Dental bridges to replace consecutive missing teeth.
- Full and partial dentures to help patients replace teeth that have suffered from more severe cases of tooth loss.
- Tooth fillings to repair areas of tooth decay. Your dentist offers a variety of types of fillings depending on why you need the filling.
- Dental implants are the most dynamic way to replace teeth as they work to replicate natural teeth from root to crown.
If you have missing teeth or damaged teeth that could use a bit of repair and TLC, your dentist may be able to recommend either restorative dental services and/or cosmetic services to help you achieve your dream smile.
About Our Office
Here at Monarch Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile that they can be proud of. You should have healthy teeth that are both functional and beautiful! If you feel anything less than about your smile, feel free to contact us today. We would be happy to help you.