Many times when we talk about restorative dentistry, we focus on big problems. Full-mouth reconstruction and implant-supported dentures come to mind.
But sometimes restorative dentistry can deal with smaller issues, which may help to prevent those bigger problems.
Dental bonding, dental veneers, and dental crowns are great examples of small fixes that can restore your smile. Call 989-796-4848 or use our online form to contact our dentist office in Alma, MI, if you think our services could help you.
We will explain each of them below. Our team at Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence would be happy to help you with any of them.
Dental Bonding & Dental Fillings
We are grouping these treatments together because they use the same material — a composite resin. As in many fields, technology continues to make dentistry better and better. Tooth-colored fillings are a great example of this.
Before, people had to get gold or amalgam (a blend of mercury and other metals) to fill cavities in their teeth. While this was an effective way to restore the function of a tooth, it wasn’t always great for the appearance of your smile.
With our composite fillings, you can repair your tooth and restore your smile at the same time. You will probably find that most people won’t know which of your teeth has the filling unless you point it out to them.
While fillings are used to fill cavities, dental bonding is a way to repair chipped teeth, teeth that have been worn down, and teeth with small cracks. The bonding material can build back what was missing while blending in with the rest of your smile.
Call 989-796-4848 to learn about either of these restorative services.
Dental veneers are often mentioned as part of cosmetic dentistry. There’s no question that veneers can make your teeth look nicer. A set of veneers can make teeth that are crooked, gapped, and yellow into a smile that is straight, evenly spaced, and pearly white.
So how can veneers help with restorative dental care?
If you have multiple chipped teeth, veneers may be the most effective way to fix them. Like dental bonding, veneers also can be used to repair worn-down teeth.
Veneers also can be used in place of enamel that has been worn away. This can add a layer of protection for your teeth and restore their appearance at the same time.
Dental crowns are a great tool for repairing teeth that have been damaged.
A dental filling may not be enough to fix a large cavity. By removing the remaining decay and reshaping the healthy parts of the tooth, we can bond a dental crown in place. This will restore the usefulness of your tooth and give you a natural-looking smile as well.
We can use a similar process to repair a tooth that has be broken as a result of an accident. And if your tooth has a crack, then a dental crown may be the best way to prevent the crack from getting worse.
In the event of a tooth infection, you may need a root canal to remove the infected parts. During this procedure, we will seal the tooth to reduce the risk of another infection. More often than not, a dental crown is the best option for this.
We also use CEREC to create our crowns in our office. By having our own milling machine, you don’t have to wait for weeks to get your dental crown. We can create it at Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence and bond it to your tooth in a single visit in many cases.
Why Should You Come To Our Office For Restorative Dental Care?
For starters, Dr. Thomas McDonald has been a practicing dentist for more than 30 years, including that past 12 years in Alma, MI. In those 30 years, he has treated thousands of patients and oral health problems. This makes it likely that he will know what to do for you.
Since graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1985, he had made continuing education a priority. He’s completed countless hours of training in all aspects of dentistry, including the restorative dentistry mentioned above.
But Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence is more than Dr. McDonald. You’ll also find a dedicated and compassionate team of dental professionals ready to help with everything from dental cleanings to dental insurance claims.
Let us show you how we can restore your smile and so much more. Call 989-796-4848 or contact us online to make an appointment soon.