Top Ways To Restore Your Smile

 

Marielaina Perrone DDS Las Vegas NV

Recent surveys reveal a staggering number, with over 180 million Americans missing one or more teeth. Many individuals seek their dentist’s expertise to reclaim a lost smile through various dentistry procedures. Restorative dentistry, a vital skill set for dentists, empowers them to assist patients with damaged or missing teeth, enabling smiles to regain functionality, health, and aesthetics.

Tools of the Trade

A restorative dentist’s primary tools include dental crowns and dental bridges. However, with the evolution of dentistry, additional services are now available to restore damaged smiles.

3 Ways Dr. Marielaina Perrone DDS Can Restore Your Smile

Dental Crowns (Porcelain or Porcelain Fused to Metal)

Dental crowns are a go-to solution for restoring damaged teeth. They strengthen weakened teeth due to decay or trauma, preventing the need for extraction. Versatile in restorative dentistry, crowns are often combined with other procedures for comprehensive smile restoration. Modern crowns, crafted from beautiful and indistinguishable dental materials, offer both aesthetic and functional benefits.

Crown Fabrication Process

The process involves dental treatment, preparation, impressions, and fitting with a temporary crown. After approximately two weeks, patients return for the placement of a permanent crown, which can last 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer an effective solution for replacing lost or missing teeth. These bridges fill the gap between teeth using a pontic (artificial tooth) and are often paired with dental crowns on anchor teeth. Besides enhancing aesthetics, dental bridges contribute to improved teeth function and prevent shifting after tooth loss.

Bridge Procedure

Similar to the crown process, the bridge procedure includes designing the pontic, with temporary crowns placed until the permanent crowns and pontic are received from the lab. The permanent crowns share the same lifespan as a single crown, while the bridge itself lasts 5 to 15 years.

Dental Implants

Dental implants, a modern dental staple, consist of a three-piece design: a titanium implant post, an abutment for crown foundation, and the crown itself. Implants support bridges and dentures and offer both cosmetic and functional benefits, such as preventing bone loss and eliminating slipping issues associated with traditional dentures.

Implant Process

The implant process is more intensive, requiring 4 to 6 months for proper osseointegration. While the surgical nature may lead to temporary discomfort, the long-term benefits include decades of a reliable and natural-looking smile.

Dental implants, with proper care, mimic natural teeth, avoiding issues like bone loss, teeth shifting, and dietary restrictions. Embracing dental implants ensures a lifetime of confident smiles without compromising on functionality or aesthetics.

Once you are ready to restore your smile, give our office a call to book an appointment.

Your initial appointment with Dr. Perrone will be a consultation to evaluate your current oral health and go over your dental options to see which tooth restoration option will help you get the desired results. From there, you will work with Dr. Perrone to create a treatment plan to enhance and beautify your smile.

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover. We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.