Over the years, your smile may have lost its sheen. Whether your smile has diminished due to lack of care, age, disease, a medical condition, or even an accident, your main priority now might be to put your smile back to the way it used to be. There are many ways your dentist will use restorative dentistry to repair your teeth so they are not just prettier but healthier, as well.
Here are things you can do to improve your smile. Your dentist will work out a custom treatment plan using their restorative dental services to help make your smile the way it's meant to be, thus improving your health and self-confidence.
A full periodontal cleaning
Part of restoring your teeth to a healthy condition includes making sure your smile is healthy. A healthy smile begins with a full periodontal cleaning that ensures that as much plaque and tartar are removed from your teeth and gums as possible and that bacteria are not left to thrive in your mouth. If you have not had a dental cleaning in some time or if you have a history of gingivitis or gum disease, then this intensive cleaning is necessary to get you on the right track.
A set of braces
Braces can be placed on your teeth to make them straighter and more even. This allows you to feel better about the shape and appearance of your smile and can really improve the look of your teeth overall. Braces are recommended if you have overlapping or crooked teeth and can really help restore your smile to a more natural and attractive state.
A few veneers or caps
You can get veneers or caps placed on teeth that are chipped, uneven, jagged, or too small in appearance. These veneers and caps help make your tooth shape more natural and can give your teeth a more attractive appeal, as well. If your teeth are in otherwise healthy condition, this restorative dental service can be all you need to make your smile complete.
A few dental implants/dentures
Dental implants can be placed in areas of your mouth where you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be removed. An alternative to dental implants is getting partial or full dentures, which can be put in your mouth to improve your smile. Your dentist will discuss your options with you and will help you determine which of your dental concerns should be addressed first regarding your restorative dentistry needs.
To learn more, contact a resource like Pacific Ave Dental/Allan L. Hablutzel, DDS.