February 7, 2017
Sometimes, the cure is worse than the disease. That can be true when it comes to dental work. You might need help repairing or replacing damaged teeth, but it’s hard to get excited about dental restorations that stick out like a sore thumb.
What you need are “invisible” dental restorations. By calling our Kansas City, MO dental office today at 816-399-5539, you can schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry treatments that blend in with your smile. Dr. Stiver wants you to feel great about your smile. That means restoring teeth in the most natural-looking ways possible.
Why You Can Need Dental Restorations
Your teeth are tough. Think about it. Every day, they tear, crush, and mash up food over and over again without problems. However, “tough” is not the same as “impervious.” That’s why you can have any of the following:
- Cavities (small or big)
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Empty spaces from lost teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
These are problems for a few reasons. First, they do not look good. You deserve a great-looking smile so you can feel confident and secure when smiling or talking. Such damage detracts from your smile.
Second, even small damage like a chip or hairline crack weakens your tooth and makes it more likely to have serious problems. For example, bacteria can slip through a tiny crack and infect your tooth, requiring a root canal or even a tooth extraction. Plus, such damage can get worse over time thanks to all that chewing you have to do.
That’s why you need to call the Dental Care Center of South Kansas City today and schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry. Dr. Stiver stays current with some of the latest dental research and studies. This helps them know which dental restorations will help you the most while being hard to notice.
“Invisible” Dental Restorations
Here are some of the discrete restorative dentistry treatments you can get at our Kansas City, MO dental office.
– DENTAL CROWNS
Sometimes, your enamel needs some help. When you have damage like chips or cracks, it can be painful to chew sometimes. As described above, damage like this weakens your teeth. They’re more prone to fracturing or breaking apart.
When you call us today, you can make an appointment for dental crowns. These caps cover the visible part of your damaged teeth entirely. The damage won’t grow worse, and that tooth has an extra layer of protection. Even better, your dental crowns will be made to look just like your natural teeth, only healthy and attractive. Teeth with dental crowns from Dr. Stiver are almost identical to your natural teeth.
– COMFORTABLE ROOT CANALS
Your mouth is home to harmful bacteria. It’s rare, but they can get past your enamel and infect the inside of your tooth. This leads to strong toothaches and can require removing the tooth if it’s ignored for too long.
Thankfully, you can call us today at 816-399-5539 and schedule a root canal. Believe it or not, these can be comfortable thanks to our dentists’ training and some local anesthetic. Root canals remove infections to end toothaches and save teeth. A dental crown is placed on that tooth afterwards so no one will know you had a root canal done.
– DENTAL IMPLANTS AND DENTAL BRIDGES
Missing teeth is very noticeable. It’s hard to hide that gap in your smile. Thankfully, you can choose between two dental restorations that replace missing teeth and look natural in your smile.
Dental bridges use two dental crowns (one on each tooth next to the gap) to firmly hold a replacement tooth in the space. Dental implants use an implanted artificial root to hold the replacement much like your natural teeth. Both dental restorations use replacement teeth that are made specifically to replace the one you lost.
– TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
Cavities are probably the most common dental problem you can face. However, you do not need to get metal fillings anymore. At our Kansas City, MO dental office, you can repair cavities with tooth-colored fillings. These offer the same durability and support as metal fillings, but they are matched to the color of your teeth.