When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself disappointed with the way your teeth look? If so, you may want to have tooth-colored restorations placed over your teeth to help change the way your smile looks. This restoration procedure is designed to help improve the way that your teeth look and leave you happy with the results. Cosmetic restorations will boost your self-confidence and allow you to smile freely without the worry that someone close by may see flaws in your teeth.
At Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, we specialize in tooth-colored restorations and would love to talk to you today. We offer FREE evaluations to ensure that you receive the information you need to make the best dental health decisions. Dr. Cho is highly trained and specialized in tooth-colored restorations. In fact, he has performed thousands of these procedures in our La Habra, CA office.
If you would like to discuss your options with us, contact our office today!
Types of Tooth-Colored Restoration Procedures
There are many different cosmetic restoration procedures that can be performed. Each of these procedures will work differently and solve a different problem. For example, if you are missing teeth, you will receive a different procedure than if you want to have your teeth whitened. When you come into our La Habra office for a consultation, Dr. Cho will go over what options are available to you and you can then decide which procedures you want to have completed.
Before you choose any options, we will recommend the best ones for you and then answer all of your questions to help provide you with the information you need. Some of our most common tooth-colored restorations will be explained below.
One of the most relied on cosmetic restoration options is dental crowns. Crowns are able to protect your teeth, restore them, and cosmetically adjust them. You can cover any damaged tooth, stain, or even crack. Since dental crowns are so versatile, they are used often within the dental field.
Your dental crown will sit on your gum line and does not fall below it. The crown does cover the entire tooth though and is cemented into place to hold it there securely.
Before you receive a permanent crown, you will have a temporary crown placed on your tooth. Once the permanent crown comes in, the temporary one will be removed.
Crowns come tooth-colored to help match your existing teeth. You do not have to worry about a bright silver or gold crown any longer. When you come into our La Habra office for a consultation, we will match the color of your tooth to the shade of the crown to ensure a smooth transition.
Dental crowns can be used for many different applications and your reason for needing one may be different than the next patient. Some of the reasons you may need a crown include:
- Cover a discolored or stained tooth
- Protect a broken or cracked tooth
- Improve the look or shape of a tooth
- Support a severely decayed tooth
Tooth-colored crowns are a wonderful way to save your tooth and prevent an extraction from needing to be performed. If you have any questions about dental crowns, contact our office now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cho.
Porcelain veneers are another wonderful choice for your teeth and they are often preferred by dentists and patients for a number of reasons. Veneers are made from a thin porcelain shell that is placed onto your shaped tooth. Your tooth is shaped by removing a small layer of enamel. This process does not hurt and is done right in our office for your comfort.
Many patients like the idea of veneers because they are tooth-colored and they blend in with your natural teeth well. Veneers are often used to cover up flaws with the front teeth and are not placed on the back teeth simply because they are not durable enough for that. If you need to have a correction made to your back teeth, crowns will be used.
Some of the most common reasons people choose veneers include to cover up:
- Broken, fractured, and chipped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
- Stained and discolored teeth
The procedure for veneers is not painful and is typically done in two visits to our office. Dr. Cho will go over the basics with you while you are here and discuss your available options. It is important to plan for your tooth to be shaped at one appointment and then an impression made and sent off to the lab. Once the veneer comes back from the lab, Dr. Cho will check to make sure it fits properly and then cement it to your tooth.
Your Tooth-Colored Restoration Consultation
When you come into Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry for your tooth-colored restoration consultation, we will go over all of your options with you from crowns, to inlays, onlays, and even veneers. We will discuss what procedures utilize tooth-colored options and also cover additional options that may be needed, but are not tooth-colored. Dr. Cho will spend the necessary amount of time with you to help you properly plan out your dental healthcare from this point on.
Once you come into our office, we will take x-rays of your teeth and perform an oral exam. If you have any underlying conditions, Dr. Cho will recommend that these problems are corrected FIRST before you have any additional procedures completed. For example, if you have tooth decay, then you will need to have the cavity filled first.
If you do not have any underlying conditions, then you can have the procedure performed right away and we will schedule you in for a time to come in and have the veneers or crowns created and applied. Dr. Cho wants you to know that you are in good hands and when you visit our La Habra office, you will be welcomed with open arms. Contact us today to schedule your tooth-colored restoration appointment.
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