Dentist in Greenwood area provides reconstruction methods to improve the appearance of the teeth
Imperfections of the smile are common complaints from patients in the Greenwood area. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD and his team welcome patients in the area who are concerned about the aesthetics of their mouth and want to address not only their dental health but the cosmetic appearance of their teeth. For teeth that are broken or damaged, reconstruction methods may be necessary and can be addressed by a Greenwood dentist.
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD is here to assist new and existing patients with repairing their smile for both better dental health and beauty. Our team has as wide selection of reconstruction methods available to assist patients in rejuvenating their smile. Below are just a few of the most common methodologies used for dental restoration:
The gold standard in tooth replacement is that of dental implants. However, not everyone is a viable candidate for this treatment and Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD will need to provide a thorough evaluation to determine one’s ability to undergo this procedure. Dental implants are stand-alone titanium restorations placed during oral surgery and restored over the top with a bridge, crown, or dentures.
Full and partial dentures can be used as a temporary solution to tooth loss, while also providing a long-lasting option for those seeking an economical alternative to other restorative methods. These are made with high-quality acrylics and metals for optimum function and aesthetics.
Crowns can cover natural teeth for aesthetics or to provide strength and protection, while also being fused to false teeth to fabricate dental bridges. Both restorations are commonly used in smile makeovers to replace missing teeth and dramatically change the aesthetics of the smile.
Dental veneers are porcelain restorations that are custom-made to match the teeth currently within the smile and are bonded over the front facing of a tooth to disguise imperfections. They are long-lasting, natural-looking, and affordable for many patients seeking an aesthetic transformation.
When a tooth is broken or affected by decay, it may need to be filled or covered. When crowns are too excessive for an area of decay but a filling is not enough to seal the tooth, inlays and onlays may be used.