At her Farmington Hills, Michigan dental office, Dr. Aziza Askari offers several restorative dental procedures to her patients from the greater Detroit area looking to repair broken or damaged teeth and breathe new life into their smiles. In the past, restorative dentistry has been tricky because its goal is to repair damaged aspects your smile, yet the restorations must be attractive and looking completely natural.
Luckily, thanks to the materials and training available to dentists today, the worlds of cosmetic and restorative dentistry have collided, allowing dentists to create beautiful and functional restorations for their patients. Combining esthetic appeal with prosthetic functionality, Dr. Askari restores her patients’ smiles with dental bridges and dental crowns, just two of the restorative dentistry options she offers at her Farmington Hills, Michigan office.
Dental bridges are natural-looking dental prosthetics that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges blend seamlessly with your natural tooth structure as they complete your smile and restore the proper bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth.
Often called partial dentures, dental bridges are a permanent restoration. Their permanent nature provides unparalleled stability within your new smile, allowing you the freedom to eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence and ease without having to worry about the soundness of your new teeth.
Unlike bridges, dental crowns restore a damaged tooth, rather than replace a missing one. Made of high-quality, tooth-colored porcelain, dental crowns are used to restore a tooth that has been damaged or diminished due to infection, previous dental procedures, failed dental fillings, and tooth decay. Because of this, dental crowns are the most common dental restorations.
Dental crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or prevent an existing filling from becoming loose or dislocated. In addition to their restorative nature, crowns also serve an esthetic purpose and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
After determining which restorative dental procedure is right for you, Dr. Askari will place your custom restoration. Once your bridge or crown is placed, Dr. Askari will cure, tint, and polish it to ensure that its stable, durable, and blends in seamlessly with your natural tooth structure.