Believe it or not, nearly everyone will need some sort of teeth restoration over their lifetime. From minor cavity fillings to implants, our team is here to support your oral health as well as your beautiful smile.
Let’s look at a few different types of teeth restoration and the differences between each one.
Different Types of Teeth Restoration
When you experience any sort of tooth decay, fillings help keep the deterioration from spreading any further. Without proper fillings, you run the risk of losing the tooth!
At Dakota Dental, we recommend a white cavity filling. This option doesn’t contain mercury and blends in flawlessly with your teeth. We also offer amalgam (silver) fillings, if that’s your preference.
Crowns refer to caps that encompass the whole tooth. They’re most commonly used for teeth that:
- Have cavities that are too large for fillings.
- Are worn, weak, cracked, or broken.
- Are particularly vulnerable, especially if you’ve just had a root canal.
We offer three unique crowns: gold alloy, porcelain veneer over a gold framework, or one that is entirely porcelain.
If multiple teeth are missing, weak, or fractured, you may want to consider investing in a bridge. This implant connects to remaining teeth to restore your smile and mouth functionality.
There are quite a few different types of bridges, including traditional and implant-supported. Our dentists can help determine which one is best for your needs and budget.
Fun fact: Sometimes, we use dental crowns to anchor a bridge that works to replace any missing teeth.
Dental implants help hold your crowns or bridges in place. By adding artificial roots to your mouth, we can restore beauty and ease to your teeth. This enables you to chew and speak more easily.
There are all types of dental implants, including fixed and removable options. A dental implant consultation helps you (and us) dive deeper into your situation to determine the best steps.
Read our blog about fixed vs. removable implants!
Veneers & Bonding
Veneers help correct cosmetic concerns you may have for your teeth, including staining, discoloration, chips, or crowding. We place these shells over your teeth to give them a smooth, white, uniform look that feels natural to our patients. With proper maintenance, veneers can last for years!
Bonding uses a plastic coating to give your tooth a new look! By matching and molding it to your existing teeth, it improves the look without sacrificing comfort. An updated smile can help restore your confidence.
Learn more about the teeth restoration services we offer at Dakota Dental.
How About Teeth Restoration Cost?
Each procedure has its own costs and is affected by how much work needs to be done. Dental insurance also plays a significant factor and can help cut down how much you pay out of pocket. But be warned, individual insurances may cover some procedures but not others.
If you have specific questions, contact us anytime. We’d be happy to talk you through your options.
Teeth Restoration in Apple Valley
Take back control of your smile with the best teeth restoration procedure for you. Dakota Dental in Apple Valley has been helping with teeth restoration for years, with passion, a patient-centric approach, and plenty of precision.
Learn more about what makes our team unique!