Whenever you lose a tooth, the force of your bite shifts to the teeth next to the empty space. As your bite changes, it may cause difficulty in chewing, damage to your jaw, cause other teeth to shift and extrude out of socket, and also makes it harder to clean teeth, resulting in tooth decay and periodontal diseases. That is why it is critical to seek Savannah GA dental care for tooth restorations to ensure your teeth and mouth maintain their proper function, form, health, and beauty.
While working to improve the smiles of his patients at his Savannah GA dental care office, Dr. Maynard keeps in mind that each face has a unique smile and shouldn’t be a copy of someone else smile. In order to make your smile its best, dental crowns or veneers are great way to restore the form, function, and beauty of your smile. As far as a dental restoration goes, crowns and caps are used synonymously. Crowns are synthetic caps placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure, such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Dr. Maynard may also use crowns to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. If your tooth or teeth aren’t missing and merely have gaps, chips, stains, or are misshapen, then veneers are for you. Dental crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas. They are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Traditional dental restoratives include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today’s state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.
Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. In the 21st century, dentistry has evolved into a science that maintains function, form, health, and a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Let your search for a Savannah GA dental care that specializes in the latest cosmetic restorative methods and materials end at Georgetown Family Dental, because you should let your tooth restorations be something worth smiling about.