When we talk about biomimetic dentistry, we mean treatment options designed to not only address the function and health of your smile, but to also improve smile beauty by blending with the rest of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist will explain how our lifelike inlays, onlays, crowns, and more help restore your smile!
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as partial crowns, these restorations are custom-made and designed to address issues too severe for a filling, but not major enough to require a full dental crown. We craft them from ceramic, a strong material that absorbs daily bite forces. The material is also translucent like tooth enamel, metal-free, and we can tint it to blend with the rest of the smile. The inlay fits in between the cusps on top of the teeth, and the only fits over the top of the teeth.
A dental crown addresses a variety of cosmetic and restorative issues, and covers the entire visible portion of each tooth. Again, we craft them from ceramic to ensure they not only look natural, but provide a durable and long-lasting chewing surface. When we place one, we have the chance to address cracks, chips, broken teeth, and provide length to worn-down tooth structure too. Our team is also ready to mask discoloration and correct issues with a tooth’s shape. If you have a missing tooth, we may use one or more of them to secure a dental bridge or to restore individual dental implants!
A filling is a biomimetic restoration that contains no metal, and is instead a blend of glass and acrylic. The placement process takes only one visit, and provides treatment for cavities. Following placement, your smile will look great and be less likely to develop a harmful infection or abscess. If you have a tooth that aches or feel sensitive, then let us know so we can administer treatment.
Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers
We also have lifelike treatment options designed specifically to address cosmetic issues and provide a makeover for your smile. Bonding uses the same material employed in our fillings to mask stains and provide repairs in just one visit. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that transform the smile, addressing multiple esthetic issues in just two visits.
Do You Have Questions About Lifelike Restoration?
Our team is proud to offer treatments of minor and severe oral health concerns that looks great and restores health and function to the smile. For more information on our lifelike repair options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.