Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry in Rochester Hills, MI
Restorative procedures in dentistry are a great option for those who have missing, decayed, broken, chipped, unattractive, or damaged teeth. They also are known to improve your oral health and create a supportive dental environment so you can maintain your smile for years to come. As your Rochester Hills Cosmetic Dentistry expert, David M. Juliani, DDS can help you obtain the results you are looking for in your smile.
Cosmetic and restorative methods include dental implants, veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns, porcelain laminates, bridges, and more. Some procedures may be a minor adjustment to just one tooth or a full mouth reconstruction giving the patient a whole new set of teeth. To be a candidate for this kind of dentistry, you will want to consult with Dr. David Juliani about your gum health and bite. You may need pre-procedures done to get you ready for a successful cosmetic treatment.
You may be a candidate for either cosmetic or restorative dentistry if you have any of the following issues:
- Chipped, broken, injured teeth
- Missing teeth
- Damaged teeth from age or grinding
- Bite issues that cause headaches, soreness, and pain
How it Works
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, the best approach is to book a full consultation with our team. After this examination, it can be determined if you need veneers, bridges, a crown, implants, or other treatment.
Any other issues you are having with your teeth will be addressed during your visit, such as injuries to your teeth, decay, cavities, wear, chips, cracks and root canals. Your gums will be checked for gum disease also. Gum disease can affect a number of procedures, such as implants. Preparation for any restorative or cosmetic process will require X-rays, pictures, and impressions.
Depending on how much restorative or cosmetic work you need will depend on the timeline and stages of your visits. A full mouth reconstruction or something similar could take up to a year to complete depending on the patient’s particular needs.
Common Cosmetic Procedures
Implants are a wonderful cosmetic procedure that can really make your mouth and smile feel new. Dental implants are a restorative method of replacing missing, broken, chipped, or damaged teeth. They work through the placement of a titanium prosthetic root that replaces your former natural tooth root. The new root will bond and adjust to the gum tissue. Once ready, an abutment will be placed on top of the root and connected to a crown (your new fake tooth). This new tooth will function just like a natural tooth.
A dental bridge is a treatment that literally “bridges” the area left by missing teeth and replaces them. A bridge basically consists of two crowns with a complete, prosthetic tooth attached between them. The crowns are placed over the teeth surrounding the empty space so that the prosthetic tooth fills the space left by the missing tooth.
Crowns and bridges can be made to match your teeth perfectly. A crown fits securely over a damaged tooth, covering it on all sides to strengthen the natural tooth and improve its appearance. In some cases, your natural teeth will also be adjusted to match the crowns.
Inlays and Onlays and veneers are thin layers of tooth-like structure that improve a tooth’s appearance. Veneers are similar to inlays/onlays. Both procedures place thin layers of resin over the front or the top of teeth to give a full and clean cosmetic effect that requires no downtime and can really improve your smile.
Any of the above procedures can be used in a full mouth restoration makeover. If you feel your whole mouth needs a full overhaul, and you need extensive repair, then a full restorative plan may be your best option. A plan will be developed by your dental professional to help you get the smile you desire.
Most dental procedures involved in a full mouth reconstruction/restoration may require one or more of the following treatments:
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Gum lifts
- Porcelain laminates
A partial type of makeover would include a few adjustments or treatments on a smaller scale to tweak your smile and make it perfect.
Let us help you decide which option is the best for you! Please call our friendly staff today to set up an appointment for a full consultation. We will discuss our particular services and provide you with the best advice possible to help you achieve that perfect smile you deserve!