Are you ready for a smile transformation? We take you on a journey to track the progress of a young man’s dental restoration, from initial consultation to results. A dental restoration often involves a combination of dental treatments to address the damage to a patient’s teeth and gums.
This young man in his 30s has sleep apnea and grinds his teeth. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by breathing interruptions (apneas) during sleep cycles. We cover the connection between sleep disorders and oral health in “The Connection between Sleep Disorders and Oral Health.”
Starting with an initial consultation, he received an ideal treatment plan to be implemented in stages to meet his needs. At Hughes & Hughes Family Dentistry, proper dental care begins with a thorough examination. Once we have the necessary information, we can develop a treatment plan. When patients make a well-informed decision, they are generally much happier as their treatment progresses and know exactly what to expect.
Composite bonding was the first stage in restoring dental health.
The first step was to fix all the chips. Enhancing one’s smile can boost one’s confidence, and restoring damaged teeth protects them against a wide range of dental issues. Dental bonding or composite bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin material to restore the appearance of the damaged teeth and rebuild them. It is a procedure that provides restorative and cosmetic benefits. Dental bonding is a highly efficient dental procedure. After composite bonding, you can resume normal activities immediately after leaving the office. It is a simple and effective treatment that can bring balance and uniformity to your smile.
The photos above show how composite bonding corrected the shape and shade of the teeth.
Additionally, we made him an occlusal guard to wear in the evening to prevent further damage. Having an occlusal guard made just for you is easier than ever. We take a digital model of your teeth with a digital scanner. This process takes only a few minutes and eliminates the need for the impressions used in the past. Read our post, “Occlusal Guards 101”, for more information.
We’ll take this dental restoration to the next stage with temporary crowns for bite stability.
The next step in this dental restoration will be stabilizing his bite with temporary crowns. These tooth-shaped caps restore broken, weak, or worn-down teeth. They provide both therapeutic and cosmetic benefits. Our goal is to provide whatever the patient needs to keep their mouth in great shape for the rest of their life.
Stay tuned for updates on this dental restoration journey!
Please get in touch with our dental team if you want to learn more about dental bonding or any restorative dental options. We offer the latest restorative options to treat dental problems, restore someone’s bite, and keep it healthy. Our services include bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain fillings, and partial and complete dentures. We are happy to answer your questions and arrange a convenient time for you to visit with our staff for a consultation.