Restorative Dental Care
In recent years, a growing amount of research has found compelling evidence that links an individual’s oral health with his or her overall health. According to researchers, individuals who suffer from dental decay and disease have a significantly higher risk of developing a range of chronic, long-term illnesses that include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, obesity and even some forms of cancer. While more study is needed to fully understand these connections, the evidence that has already been uncovered suggests that protecting our oral health matters more now than ever.
Tooth-colored/bonded restorations are natural-looking fillings that prevent further tooth decay while replacing lost tooth structure. Generally completed during one office visit, this bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Composite restorations come in a variety of shades to match the color of the surrounding tooth structures. The cost of tooth-colored composite dental fillings is greater than silver fillings, and insurance companies will not usually pay the difference on back teeth.
If you’ve suffered permanent damage to the structure of a tooth, dental crowns make an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth. Crowns are able to provide the strength and function of a natural tooth because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth all the way down to below the gum line. In addition to replacing original teeth, dental crowns can also be crafted to create an even better-looking esthetic to your smile.