Advances in cosmetic and restorative dentistry have restored beautiful smiles to thousands of people who for one reason or another have lost or damaged their teeth. Does your smile need a makeover? Are you ready to start showing off your confidence once again? Modern cosmetic and restorative dental procedures can do wonders to restore your smile and help you look younger and feel better.
Cosmetic and restorative dental procedures can improve your self- image and your overall health as well as, shape, brighten, shade, align, and replace missing teeth. The professionals at Axiom Dentistry of Cary combine modern technology and materials to produce amazing results that frequently exceed even the highest of patient expectations.
White fillings are probably the easiest way to quickly improve your smile. White filings not only look more natural than the old amalgam or silver fillings, but they offer other important benefits. These fillings are made of a mixture of acrylic and glass and are harder and stronger than other filling materials. They are a healthier choice as they require the loss of less tooth structure during preparation which also means less drilling during the procedure.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a tooth-like cap that is placed over and encases the entire existing tooth. Your dental professional may recommend a dental crown for a number of reasons including restoring the shape or size of a tooth or providing structural strength to a tooth or its root structure. Crowns are made from a variety of materials. Metal, porcelain, a combination of the two, or gold are the most common. Custom crowns are fabricated in a lab where they are sculpted to your ideal shape, size, and color. Crowns may also be used to replace a missing tooth. This type of restoration is called a “bridge.” Dental bridges consist of two crowns with a connecting tooth in between that fills the space of a missing tooth. They have been the standard of tooth replacement in the past and can last as long as 25 years.
Partials and Dentures
These removable appliances are used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is important to replace missing teeth, not only to maintain a healthy smile, but also to prevent remaining teeth from drifting, and to maintain and support facial muscles. Both partials and dentures are custom made to fit the shape of your mouth and can give you the ability to speak, eat, and smile as you once did.
Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They can replace one tooth or can be strategically placed to support an implant denture or partial. When it comes to tooth replacement, they are the top of the line. Learn more about dental implants.
As we age, our teeth can become discolored and stained. One of the most requested dental procedures is tooth whitening. At Axiom Dentistry of Cary, our dental professionals can provide in-office or at-home whitening systems that can take up to ten years off of your appearance. Bring back your bright white smile with tooth whitening.
Contact our office today to schedule your comprehensive consultation and personalized treatment plan. Find out how we can restore your oral health and give you back your confident smile.