When you get older, your teeth lose some of their strength and durability which can lead to tooth decay and damage. If the teeth break or become damaged, the functionality of the mouth is not what it used to be. Restoration dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, is here to help restore your smile and the function of your teeth using several types of services.
Cracked and discolored teeth can make your smile look dull and unsightly. To help restore the beauty back to your teeth, porcelain veneers can be placed over top of the natural teeth. These veneers look like real, natural teeth and can help protect the teeth from further damage or stains. Veneers can also be used to help repair a crooked tooth and will provide added strength to your teeth.
If the damage to a tooth is too extreme or if it has been lost due to physical activity, dental implants can be placed in their stead to restore strength to the tooth. If part of the tooth is still in tact, it will need to be extracted before the procedure. Once the affected area has been prepared and it is clear of bits of teeth, the dentist will place the implant, a titanium alloy screw, into the jaw bone. This will help stimulate the bone and promote bone growth. Once the implant has had time to heal, an abutment and dental crown are placed on top to restore functionality to the tooth.
If a tooth is cracked or broken, a dental filling will need to be placed to restore strength to the tooth. For years, silver amalgam fillings were the preferred material to fill damages to teeth. However, the presence of mercury, a well known toxin, has caused silver amalgam fillings to lose their popularity. Many dentists, including ours here at Quality Dental Care in Omaha, prefer to use dental composite resin rather than silver amalgam fillings. These resin composite fillings are 90% as strong as real teeth and are tooth colored so no one even notices you had a filling installed.
Restore Your Quality Smile in Omaha
If you are in need of root canal therapy or any of the other services we offer at Quality Dental Care in Omaha, NE, you can contact us here or by calling 402.431.8844 to schedule an appointment.