Since a patient’s smile is a gift, he or she shouldn’t let dark or discolored teeth stand in the way of sharing that gift with the world. To restore a dazzling smile with cosmetic dentistry, teeth can be effectively whitened and brightened with the Philips Zoom! teeth whitening system.
The dentists at Virginia Family Dentistry use powerful, yet gentle light energy to whiten teeth in just one hour, often making the color of teeth many shades lighter.
During actual treatment, the patient can relax and watch a movie on our DVD players or listen to music. Whitening teeth is one of the easiest and most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve and invigorate a smile and the overall appearance.
Restorative dentistry is often referred to as prosthodontic dentistry. Whether your dental professional uses the term “restorative dentistry” or “prosthodontic dentistry,” the goal is to preserve natural teeth as much as possible.
Replacing missing teeth with a dental implant, bridge, full or partial denture helps promote dental health as well. Filling in empty spaces in the mouth can help prevent cavities in the remaining teeth because odd-shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque-causing bacteria to build up.
Missing teeth also put extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much surface area to chew with.
When deciding on a strategy for restorative dentistry, you’ll need to consider both physical and fiscal factors—your health and your budget.
Dentists at Virginia Family Dentistry involved in restorative dentistry will try to preserve your natural teeth if possible before resorting to full or partial dentures so you won’t have to remove and clean the devices regularly.
However, sometimes full or partial dentures are the better option if you have many missing teeth and you’re not a good candidate for dental implants due to other health issues.
keep in mind that most dental insurance plans don’t currently cover dental implants.
They may be covered under your medical insurance depending on the reason for your tooth loss and whether you have other related medical conditions.
Talk to your dental professional to determine the best strategy to promote your oral health.