Highland Park / University Park Restorative Dentistry
If you have had dental problems in the past that are affecting your overall oral health, Dr. Ted Smith and his staff can use restorative dentistry to address these issues. Whether restoring a tooth with decay with a white filling or restoring a failing dentition with full mouth reconstruction, we can restore the health of your mouth, teeth and gums to maintain your smile.
Restorative Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are synthetic caps that are placed over teeth to restore appearance and the function, as well as protect teeth after certain dental procedures. Crowns are typically used for restorative purposes, but can also be used in cosmetic dentistry. Crowns are vital to restorative dentistry and serve a variety of purposes:
• If a portion of a damaged tooth must be removed, a crown is used to repair the tooth and protect its roots.
• Crowns can attach bridges.
• Crowns are used to cover dental implants.
• Crowns secure teeth that are cracked or compromised.
With proper dental hygiene, dental crowns can last many years, and with recent advances in technology crowns no longer have to be made of metal. While crowns made of gold or metal-ceramic are more durable and can be beneficial for molars used primarily for chewing, they often are visible and can cause patients to be insecure with the appearance of their smiles.
Dr. Smith’s office offers crowns made of porcelain and ceramic, allowing them to blend seamlessly in with your smile. Cavities or any other restorative dental procedure should not stand in the way of you having a beautiful smile. Dr. Smith can ensure that your teeth stay healthy and that your dental procedures do not negatively affect your appearance—we want to enhance your image and boost your confidence with an attractive smile that you can be proud of.