Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

5 Options to Restore Your Smile

July 3, 2017
Posted By: Bruce E. Matthews, DDS Staff
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Dental restorations are true to their name – they restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. At Bruce D. Matthews, DDS, we offer restorations with the most durable and esthetic materials available today.

Each type of dental restoration has a particular purpose, and they are not typically interchangeable. A comprehensive exam will determine how we can provide you with the best results.

1. Fillings to Repair Decayed Teeth

When dental decay is left untreated, it eats away at your tooth. We treat this condition by removing the decayed tooth structure and the bacteria that caused it, leaving a cavity in your tooth.

We offer tooth-colored fillings to repair cavities and blend in with your smile.

2. Bonding for Minor Imperfections and Damage

A small imperfection such as a chip or narrow gap between teeth does not necessarily require extensive treatment to resolve the issue. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored composite to add to your existing tooth structure in one appointment.

3. Crowns to Stabilize and Protect a Damaged Tooth

A cracked or deeply decayed tooth may require more than a filling because it is structurally compromised. Dental crowns completely cover your remaining tooth structure and keep it safe from additional damage.

4. Bridges to Fill Gaps in Your Smile

A missing tooth can leave an unsightly gap between your teeth, making it difficult to eat and embarrassing to smile. A bridge places an artificial tooth in that gap, keeping your remaining teeth from shifting and restoring your smile in a natural looking way.

5. Veneers for Beautiful Smile Makeovers

If you have extensive wear or damage to your front teeth, porcelain veneers offer an effective and beautiful solution.

Porcelain veneers cover the front of your teeth and can improve the color, shape, and length of your teeth. Porcelain is durable, esthetic, and looks completely natural.

When you need an experienced restorative dentist in the Wilmington area, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruce Matthews to determine which restoration will provide you with the best results.

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