If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile makeover, you want people to notice the final outcome – your dazzling smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three essential smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for the successful result.
Not everyone in Elgin wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Invisible braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.
If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.
A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many important advantages over dental crowns. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. David Rice to discuss your options.
David A. Rice, DDS is located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin. We have been providing quality dental care since 1986. In addition to the services previously mentioned, ask us about veneers, tooth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 847-741-2353.