Do you worry that the discomfort you have been experiencing recently is related to a dental problem, like a cavity, for instance? Cavities are the most common dental issue, but they are hardly the only threat your teeth can face. There are a number of dental issues that can create the need for restorative dental treatment, such as a filling or a crown. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry provides a number of treatment options that can provide both beauty and function. So whether you suspect you have a problem, have already been told you need treatment, or are actually ready to update an outdated or ill-fitting restoration, it is time to speak with your dentist about how modern restorations can help!
Fillings and Crowns Can Help Improve Your Smile’s Comfort and Its Esthetic Appeal
Dental fillings are the most commonly necessary form of restorative treatment, as they can be used to address most dental cavities. While they were once made primarily of metal, now many modern dental fillings are made of a composite resin material that is more seamless and often more comfortable, too. This filling is designed to look like the natural teeth, while still protecting the teeth against further erosion, much less infection.
Porcelain crowns are similar, in that they are designed to look natural. Yet they are strong enough to provide great protection for many years. Plus, thanks to the stain resistance of porcelains, veneers can last beautifully for many years with proper preventive dental care, including regular dental hygiene and professional checkups and cleanings.