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 • Chester Hill Dentistry • 

March 13, 2019
5 yearsago

upgrade old dental work smile makeover rye ny dentistOld dental work can deteriorate over the years, especially if it wasn’t done well the first time. Difficulty eating and speaking and embarrassment over the appearance of your teeth can make you incredibly self-conscious. Today’s cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry solutions are made to last. Make your oral health a priority with a smile makeover.

Get Long-Lasting Tweaks and Dental Repairs

Damaged teeth look unsightly, especially if they’re prominent teeth. They may not be causing you any functional problems – yet – but they could develop into bigger issues for the same tooth or even affect neighboring teeth.

Dental inlays and onlays are relatively non-invasive tooth restorations that can correct problems like a chipped tooth. Old or missing fillings can be repaired with an inlay or onlay – also known as a partial cap – or, of course, tooth-colored fillings. Both repairs are customized to match your natural tooth color, so they blend right in with the rest of your teeth.

If the dental problem is bigger – like a broken or lost crown – the onlay could be a viable repair, or you may need a new porcelain crown. Some patients want to minimize the costs of dental work by having their old crown bonded back in place, but it’s important to hear all the suggestions for a smile makeover from your Rye, NY, dentist so you can get a long-lasting dental repair.

Upgrade to Modern Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers are designed to last for decades. If it’s been decades since your teeth have gotten a smile makeover, it may be time to make a major upgrade. The materials used to create and bond older veneers could put you in the category of a patient with failing cosmetic dental work. Or, you may never have been satisfied with the result of your initial set of veneers.

Modern veneers are incredibly thin and durable so they work hard and last for a long time. Stain resistant and super-strong, today’s porcelain veneers are meticulously designed for your mouth, skin color, and face shape so they complement your appearance rather than standing out in a bad way. The careful creation, placement, bonding, and editing of your veneers by your Chester Hill dentist are essential to this smile makeover’s success.

Fix a Problem Before It Becomes a Bigger Problem

If you’ve had a tooth filled in the past, you may think that problem is done and you won’t have to worry about it ever again. Unfortunately, oral health doesn’t work that way. Teeth are always susceptible to decay and additional problems, especially if you neglect proper at-home care and twice-yearly cleanings and exams.

Ignoring the health of your teeth puts you at risk for many dental problems, from an infected tooth to gum disease. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need root canal therapy or periodontal treatment or even a tooth extraction to take care of a problem that has developed in spite of old dental restorations.

Being diligent about your oral health is an essential characteristic in the health of your teeth and gums and the longevity of your dental work. If you are experiencing problems with your teeth because of age or problematic dental restorations, make an appointment with Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye to discuss the options for your smile makeover.


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