Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry in Williamsburg, Virginia
At Dr. Curry’s office, we restore decayed, or fractured teeth with natural-looking fillings. We also offer crowns to protect weakened teeth, bridges to replace multiple missing teeth, and use veneers to improve the appearance (shape and color) of the anterior teeth of your mouth. Williamsburg, VA restorative and cosmetic dentistry is available at Curry Dental Center.
Restoring and beautifying your teeth is much easier than you may think. Nowadays, modern dentistry offers amazing minor and easy techniques to spruce up your smile and make it look new again.
Bridges are a good procedure to utilize when you have a few gaps or a couple of missing or damaged teeth. They are composed of actual crowns and will be placed as a bridge in between the real teeth you have in your mouth. They also can operate and connect over implanted teeth. They have been known to improve your bite and the way you chew, talk or speak.
Sadly, somewhere along the way you may have experienced a cavity and needed a filling. Today fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Metallic fillings have been replaced by nice white fillings that match your teeth so well that nobody will ever know you have one!
These natural fillings not only can fix the look of cavities they also can repair minor flaws in the teeth as well be a replacement for old metal fillings as a cosmetic repair.
There are two different kinds of white fillings generally in the dental industry; composite and fabricated inlays/onlays. The fabricated version is usually made of porcelain or ceramic material. Porcelain and ceramic material are strong options that really can protect the teeth, look and feel natural.
Porcelain veneers are an easy and fast way to repair cracks, flaws, or minor chips in your teeth. The veneer works on your natural teeth creating a layer over the part of the tooth that is damaged. Veneers feel thin but are made of strong material like that of a normal tooth and can work wonders on the appearance your teeth.
The actual veneer shell is comprised of porcelain, and we can customize it to fit your actual tooth. The veneer material will bond right to the front of your teeth when applied. The effect of this application will provide long lasting natural looking results.
What can be Repaired with Veneers?
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Broken or Chipped Teeth
- Stains or Cracks
Dr. Curry and her staff will make sure that they use the best materials available to provide a high quality and solid veneer. Anything that is made in a lab will be checked for quality control and to make sure it will match your teeth in color and size.
Some teeth can’t be repaired with a white filling or veneer. Teeth can be so damaged by an injury or from decay that they need a full dental crown placed them. A decayed tooth can cause major aches and pains and be very uncomfortable. It’s important to treat this kind of problem right away to avoid developing an abscess or the spread infection. This type of crown is not the same application as with a dental implant. A crown to repair a natural tooth is a simpler procedure that utilizes the existing tooth and root that is in place.
A crown will match the color of your teeth and is placed over your damaged tooth after the decay is removed. Impressions are taken so the dental lab can custom make the crown. Dr. Curry makes sure it fits right so you don’t notice any difference between the old or new tooth. After the procedure is done, you will feel better and pain should cease. Once the bonding is complete, the tooth will be solid, and you should not have pain from the decay or damage. The actual procedure itself can be completed in a few appointments.
Crowns can also be used to fix a tooth that is chipped, discolored, worn down, or misshaped so it blends with your other teeth. If you plan on getting teeth whitening done, you should do that before you have a crown made so your crown will match your new whiter teeth.
- The damaged tooth will be treated for decay or repaired and then shaped to fit beneath the crown
- Impressions of the teeth will be taken to create the crown and sent to the lab
- The actual fitting and bonding of the crown is completed
Daily brushing and flossing is recommended as well as routine cleanings and check-ups on all cosmetic treatments.