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Choosing your Dental Restoration

Choosing the Right Dental Restoration

When it comes to restoring health, function, and aesthetics to your bite, choosing a solution that precisely fits your smile is critical. At Arch Street Dental, restorative dentistry is an important part of helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. To help our patients choose the right solution for their smile, our Boston dentist works one-on-one with patients, creating treatment plans that balance oral health needs with aesthetic goals.

When determining your restoration goals, be sure to consider the following factors:

Restoration Needs

The best dental restorations are those tailored to precisely address your dental needs while preventing future issues from arising. Excessive treatment of a cavity or minor tooth chipping with more invasive treatment than necessary can compromise your smile, leading to potential health issues and possible retreatment in the future. Likewise, postponing restorative care until a condition worsens can also leave your smile vulnerable to more serious dental issues. With this in mind, seeking conservative dental restorations will preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. In instances where the tooth is seriously damaged and cannot be saved, be sure to consider long-term replacement options such as dental implants.

Aesthetic Goals

Thanks to modern dentistry, most dental restorations are now designed to improve the aesthetics of the smile as well as its function. As a result, patients have a number of cosmetically-driven restoration options at their disposal; however, once placed these restorations cannot be altered. As a result, it may be worthwhile for patients receiving prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, or veneers to also undergo cosmetic treatments for a more uniform result.

Treatment Longevity

Your ideal dental restoration should last well into the future. However, some restorations provide patients with a more long-term solution than others. For example, while dentures and partials may be an effective immediate solution for tooth loss, prolonged use of these restorative solutions can gradually deteriorate bone and gum tissue, leaving patients with more extensive dental problems in the future. For a more permanent solution, our dentist in Boston recommends dental implants or implant-supported dental restorations.

At Arch Street Dental, our goal is to provide patients with all the information needed to choose the right dental treatment for their smile. To learn more about restorative dentistry in Boston, visit Arch Street Dental for your consultation today.