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Restorative vs Cosmetic Dentistry

added on: August 16, 2017

young adults smiling down showing restorative and cosmetic dental work

Could your smile use a little extra attention? If you’re unhappy with your teeth, you may be wondering how best to fix it. Well, that all depends on what you need fixed! At Caring Smiles, we offer both restorative and cosmetic treatments to help people get healthy, beautiful smiles.

Restorative Work

Restorative dentistry focuses on getting teeth back to full health and function. If you have cavities, deep cracks, or are even missing teeth, a restorative procedure could relieve any pain you feel and help you get back to smiling, eating, and talking with ease once again. Our restorative treatments always leave you with a natural-looking smile. We offer dental crowns that blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Crowns are used to cover cracked teeth, protect a large filling, or restore a tooth after a root canal. Speaking of root canals, our team can perform the entire root canal procedure here in our office! We also offer tooth-colored fillings, dental bridges, and tooth extractions.

Cosmetic Treatments

Have yellow teeth or an unsightly chip? Maybe you’re just generally unhappy with the overall look of your smile and want something more Hollywood glam. We can help! Our custom teeth-whitening option lets you whiten your smile on your own time with trays made just for you. Use porcelain veneers to cover aesthetic chips or cracks, close small gaps, or change the size or shape of teeth. Veneers are so versatile that we can use them for subtle or dramatic changes.

Which Is Right for You?

If the imperfections you’re looking to cover up are aesthetic, cosmetic treatments are usually the best option. However, if you have tooth pain or your smile needs more extensive work, we may recommend a restorative treatment.

The best way to find out what procedure is right for your needs is to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll go over your concerns about your teeth, take a close look ourselves, and recommend the best treatment to get your smile back in shape. Give us a call or use our online contact form to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a smile you’re proud of.