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Why Your Old Restorations May Need to Be Replaced

Dental restorations are designed to be very long-lasting. And when they’re properly done, they can be. But if they’re done using poor technique or improper materials, they may need a cosmetic renewal to give you an attractive smile you’ll be happy to share.

Poorly Done

Unfortunately, not all dentists are capable of giving you attractive, natural-looking restorations. They may not match the color or they may look cheap. They may have a poor shape or size. They may be made of an unattractive material. If you have never been happy with the appearance of your restorations, there’s no reason to live with them: we can replace them with more attractive restorations.

Receding Gums

Receding gums can be the result of gum disease, but they are also often just a natural consequence of aging. However, this is unfortunate for people with some types of restorations. If you have porcelain fused to metal crowns, they may have a metallic edge that used to be concealed by your gums, but is now exposed, we can replace your crowns with new all-ceramic ones that have no metal margins to be exposed. They look completely like your natural tooth material.

Staining

There are two ways that staining can make your restorations look unattractive. If you have composite plastic restorations, these may stain, causing them to stand out. And they don’t whiten the same way your natural teeth do. We can replace these stained restorations with ceramic restorations that won’t stain.

On the other hand, you may have restorations that stand out because your natural teeth are now stained, but the restoration is not. In this case, we can either replace the old restoration with a new one that better matches the new color of your teeth, or we can use porcelain veneers to cover your stained teeth so they match your restorations.

Damage

Although they’re long-lasting, nothing is forever, not even dental restorations. They may be worn, chipped, or cracked, but we can replace them with new ones.

On the other hand, sometimes your restorations may actually be damaging your natural teeth. This is most common if your restorations were fitted by a dentist who didn’t understand neuromuscular dentistry. We can replace your restorations with better-fitting ones that won’t damage or wear your opposing teeth.

If you are experiencing these or other problems with your restorations, don’t continue to suffer with them. Instead, call (912) 234-8282 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Savannah, Georgia at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.

By |June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|