Cosmetics and Function in All Dental Restorations in Chandler
Dentist Dr. Mark Arooni wants all his patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles. Luckily, restorative and cosmetic dentistry innovations work well together, and allow us consider your dental health and appearance at the same time. As an accredited general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Arooni is committed to giving every patient a smile that you will love to show off.
Whether you need simple fillings, root canals or dental implants, we will make sure your teeth look and feel great. Visit our smile gallery to see examples of Dr. Arooni's work. Call our Chandler, AZ dental practice at 480-855-1200 for an appointment.
Dental Fillings and Crowns in Chandler
When tooth decay has damaged your enamel, dental fillings are needed to restore function to your teeth and prevent deeper cavities from developing. Fillings used to be made exclusively of metal amalgam, but today they are also available in tooth-colored composite resin, which is made to match the hue of your enamel. Composite fillings can thus restore cavities with minimal alteration of your smile. They blend in so well that sometimes dentists don't even notice their presence.
Although many people still opt for metal amalgam fillings in rear molars, composite fillings are available for this location, as well. The appearance of silver-grey metal at the back of your mouth can be distracting when you laugh, speak, and sing—so we understand why durable composite resins may be preferred.
When decay has penetrated deep into the tooth, a root canal procedure may be needed to prevent toothaches and remove infection. If composite resins cannot be used to create the filling to finish a root canal, we always offer our patients the option of a porcelain crown. Dental porcelain is an innovation that is as beautiful as it is durable. If you need a crown to restore a decayed or cracked tooth, we will construct a porcelain crown to match your natural tooth in its structure and appearance.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Since Dr. Arooni at Mark Arooni DDS always aims to use the most conservative treatments possible, between a filling and a crown lies the option for inlays/onlays. If a tooth has enough visible damage that a crown would be the best aesthetic choice, an inlay/onlay allows us to keep as much of the healthy tooth as possible without going for a full crown. Like crowns, inlays/onlays are made in a dental laboratory of high durability dental porcelain, which has a tooth-like translucence and resists stains better than natural enamel.
Dental implants are a fairly recent innovation that provide fully functional replacement teeth. Unlike traditional unattached dentures or bridges, implant-based restorations actually have working roots that fuse with the jawbone, just like natural teeth. When implants are used, every restoration looks and feels more natural. Whether you are missing one tooth, or a full arch, dental implants provide an unparalled replacement.
A traditional bridge is an excellent way to replace a missing tooth, but when multiple consecutive teeth are missing, an implant-based bridge is the best choice for your health and long-term preservation of facial structure. As you may know, losing teeth causes the bones of your jaw to degenerate, and slowly diminish over time. Without roots, your body slowly breaks down the hard tissues of the jawbone until chin and jaw recede visibly. An implant bridge can stop this from happening, by providing artificial titanium roots that actually fuse with the bone, so your appearance does not change as you get older.
For full mouth restoration, nothing is better than implant-supported dentures. Not only do they restore a more natural feeling when you bite and chew, but they also prevent jawbone deterioration and resist slippage. Traditional dentures have their limitations in chewing power, but with secure snap-on attachments, implant dentures will stay in place and allow you to enjoy your favorite foods again. They will never come loose until you decide to take them out for cleaning. The result is a more natural appearance when eating, and a lot more smiles, all around!
Whatever your needs, we will make sure your teeth look and feel great. Call our Chandler, AZ dental practice at 480-855-1200 for an appointment.