Lakewood patient asks, “What are the differences between cosmetic and restoration dental procedures?”

Lakewood dentist explain differences between cosmetic and restoration dental procedures

Dental technologies have been evolving at a rapid pace over the past decade. More options and alternatives are now available to patients who wish to restore function or enhance the appearance of their teeth and smiles. While cosmetic dentistry typically refers to procedures that are meant to improve dental aesthetics and restorative dentistry refers to fixing damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth, the two areas work hand in hand.

Dr. Scott Stewart at South Lakewood Dental offers a comprehensive menu of dental care, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. As a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Stewart also embraces biological and holistic dentistry, using only the safest materials that work with the body’s natural immune system, while considering the patient’s physical and oral health.

Our cosmetic services include:

Teeth whitening

At times, all that patients need to boost the wattage of dull smiles is to whiten their teeth. Using custom-designed, comfortable trays, patients can brighten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes.

Clear Correct

Patients often desire correction of crooked, gapping or crowded teeth but may not wish to undergo lengthy orthodontic treatment with wire and metal brackets. The Clear Correct system uses removable, invisible, comfortable alignment trays that use gradual and gentle pressure to shift teeth into proper position.

Porcelain veneers

One of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments, porcelain veneers can resolve a number of aesthetic concerns, including changing the shape and length of the teeth, smoothing out contours and uneven edges, whitening the smile, and creating the appearance of straighter teeth. Made from high quality, natural-looking layers of porcelain, veneers are an easy and affordable way for a patient to achieve the smile of his or her dreams.

Restoration dentistry includes:

Biomimetic treatment

As a healthier alternative to a dental crown, which requires a significant amount of the damaged tooth to be removed for the crown to fit, biomimetics use flexible, metal-free layers of natural-looking materials to reconstruct the damaged tooth.

Dentures

Unlike the “false teeth” of old, today’s dentures are available in several styles that restore smiles and function. We offer Geneva AutoCentric dentures, implant-supported dentures, and Fountain of Youth dentures.

Dental implants

Dental implants are often considered the premier solution for tooth loss. Implants replace the visible portion of the missing tooth as well as the actual root, providing bone stimulation that prevents erosion and the eventual loss of nearby teeth. Our patients, in consultation with Dr. Stewart, may opt for traditional implants, zirconium (metal-free) implants or mini dental implants, which can be used to anchor a denture.

For more information regarding cosmetic and restoration dentistry, contact South Lakewood Dental at (855) 233-0023 today.

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