Correct Your Smile With Restorative Dentistry From Dr. Ki
If your smile is damaged or broken, restorative dentistry options from Laura Y. Ki, DDS, PC can help fix it. Restorative dentistry will restore your smile to a functional state, and a happy side effect is that it will improve the look of your smile as well. Find out how Dr. Ki can help you today. Call our dental office at 703-552-2530 to schedule your restorative dentistry Fairfax, VA area appointment.
Restorative dentistry is the practice of bringing your smile back to a healthy, functional state. A byproduct of the restoration is a more pleasing appearance as well. Saving your original teeth is the goal of restorative dentistry, and if your teeth cannot be saved, the next step is to find a viable tooth replacement option that will allow your mouth to function properly.
A dental filling is what we use to fill the void left in your tooth after tooth decay has been removed. Tooth decay will eat away at your teeth if left untreated, so Dr. Ki is quick to identify and resolve this problem. Without a filling to close off the area of decay, you may develop more decay, and your tooth will be structurally compromised. Dr. Ki uses amalgam-free fillings, so you won’t have to deal with any metallic colors causing your teeth to look unnatural.
No, root canals at our office do not hurt. If your tooth nerve is still alive, a root canal will have the same level of discomfort as a dental filling. In some cases, the nerve is already dead from the infection, so there is no feeling at all in the tooth. You will still have a local anesthetic applied to the area to make sure you don’t experience any type of discomfort.
A dental crown saves your tooth by preventing further damage to it. In the case of a broken tooth, a dental crown will also keep all the pieces of your tooth together. Inlays or onlays are also used to save your tooth. These are basically partial crowns and are used when you need more than a filling but not a full crown. Inlays are applied to the inside of the biting surface, while onlays are also used for the outside of the biting surface. Dr. Ki will help you determine which option is appropriate for your situation.
Veneers are often used as a cosmetic dentistry treatment, but they have restorative value as well. They are often used to effectively treat cracked teeth. Bonding a dental veneer to a cracked tooth will improve both the appearance and the structural integrity of the tooth, protecting it from further damage and cracking.
Besides their obvious aesthetic value, dental implants offer you a tooth replacement option that is just as stable as a real tooth. Implants are also great for preventing your bone from deteriorating after losing your teeth.
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