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By Garlitz Dentistry
February 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out what your Columbia, SC dentist can do to improve the look and function of your smile.

So, what exactly is restorative dentistry and is it right for you? When your Columbia, SC cosmetic dentist Dr. Kyle Garlitz talks about cosmetic dentistryrestorative dentistry he is referring to ways to manage your current dental issues and restore your smile so that it both functions properly and also appears its best. Find out more about the restorative dentistry options we offer and how it can help you.

Dental Fillings

If you are dealing with a cavity your general dentist in Columbia, SC will need to remove the decayed portions of the tooth and then refill the cavity with a tooth-colored material to restore it. A filling can be placed under local anesthesia and it usually only takes one visit to complete.

Porcelain Veneers

For patients looking to hide flaws like chips, cracks, discolorations and uneven teeth, look no further than dental veneers. These thin, tooth-shaped shells are applied to the front of your teeth. This procedure requires very little tooth preparation (just some enamel will need to be removed prior to placing your veneers). However, this procedure is irreversible once the teeth have been shaved down.

Crowns and Bridges

A crown is a great option for those who are dealing with weakened or damaged teeth that need a restoration that will fully rebuild the tooth back to its original strength and appearance. A dental crown is able to do just that. Whether you are dealing with a fractured, severely decaying or an infected tooth that needs root canal treatment, dental crowns are a great cosmetic option for reviving a weak tooth.

Furthermore, for those looking to replace a missing tooth dental bridges also use dental crowns to help secure the restoration into place.

Dentures

Whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures can be a fast, easy and inexpensive way to replace your missing teeth. While dentures will never be as good as natural teeth it can be a great dental prosthetic for those whose jawbones or mouth aren’t healthy enough for implants.

Dental Implants

If you are looking for a long-term solution to your tooth loss and aren’t concerned about a treatment taking several months to complete then you’ll want to ask us about dental implants. A single implant can be placed into the jawbone to restore a missing tooth or several implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to hold a bridge or dentures firmly into place without worrying about slippage.

Have questions about which restorative dental treatment is right for you? Then turn to Garlitz Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Columbia, SC for all of your smile needs.