Restorative dentistry services can help preserve natural teeth for Denver area patients
Dr. Stewart’s top priority is the health of his patients’ teeth and gums. Maintaining a healthy mouth requires commitment. Proper daily oral hygiene at home coupled with regular dental visits can help protect the teeth from damage or decay. While preventative dentistry is a very effective method of maintaining oral health, we want our patients to know that we are available to deliver high quality and compassionate care whenever damage or decay occurs.
Treatment for decayed teeth
Cavities are small holes in the teeth that develop when a tooth breaks down. Over time, the hole can become bigger and deeper, which is why it is important to seek treatment right away.
At South Lakewood Dental, we offer tooth-colored fillings that are made of composite resin. In the past, silver amalgam fillings were standard and left the patient with an unattractive restoration. Composite resin is a tooth-colored option that is metal-free and is a natural looking restoration. In addition, composite fillings are a long lasting solution that withstands the natural force of the biting.
Treatment for damaged teeth
In addition to cavities, patients may need to seek treatment for damaged teeth. Teeth can become damaged due to trauma, injury, or disease. The damage can range in severity including permanent discoloration, small cracks or chips, missing teeth, or teeth that are misaligned.
While these issues can all be troublesome for the patient, the good news is that many treatment options are available to restore health and enhance the appearance of damaged teeth.
Some of the most common include:
- Porcelain veneers – Can be used to cover teeth that are damaged due to cracks, discoloration, fractures, or small gaps.
- Porcelain crowns – Can be used to restore and strengthen teeth that are severely damaged or decayed.
- Dental implants – Can be used as a stable and permanent replacement for missing teeth.
Tooth decay and damage can have an impact on both your oral health and beauty, but with proper treatment, we can preserve your natural teeth and give you back a beautiful smile. To learn more about our restorative and cosmetic treatment for patients in Lakewood, CO area, call us today for an appointment.Back to Restorative Dentistry Page