Tooth-Colored Dental Restorations in Urbandale & Johnston, IA
At Northpark Dental, we want to help you achieve both the healthy and esthetically pleasing smile you’ve always wanted, and that is why we utilize the best materials in the dental care industry.
Gone are the days of unsightly metal fillings and crowns that would mar the appearance of your smile with metal peeking over the top. Tooth-colored materials such as composite resin or ceramic porcelain are now the materials of choice because they are durable, look natural, and blend flawlessly with your smile. Here are some of the restorations your dentist in Johnston uses.
Ceramic Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are an excellent restoration designed to restore your entire tooth when it has suffered trauma, is fractured or cracked, or is sustaining large amounts of tooth decay. A crown allows us to protect the integrity of your remaining natural tooth structure.
Today’s crowns are made of ceramic materials that reflect light in the same way your natural teeth do. They can also be custom shaded to blend with your surrounding teeth, so your crown is not noticeable when you smile.
Ceramic is also very durable and gives you similar function like you had with your natural tooth, so you will find that chewing and eating the healthy foods you would typically enjoy is no different than before.
A dental bridge uses a combination of crowns and prosthetic teeth to replace one or multiple adjacent missing teeth. The crowns act as anchors and are attached to two healthy teeth on either end with prosthetic teeth filling the space in between.
Porcelain Veneers in Johnston
A dental veneer is an innovative treatment that allows our dentists to completely change the color, shape, or size of your teeth by using a thin layer of porcelain to cover your natural tooth. Veneers are custom shaded, and the porcelain gives your tooth a natural appearance, which can achieve a beautiful and uniform smile. Porcelain veneers are ideal for correcting issues such as:
- Chips or small fractures
- Spacing or gaps between teeth
- Shape or size discrepancies
- Discoloration or staining
- Slight misalignment concerns
- Excessive wear
Veneers can typically be completed in two appointments over a couple of weeks. Dr. Phan or Dr. Babor will prepare your teeth for your veneers during your first appointment and create temporary veneers for you to wear while your permanent restorations are handcrafted by a top dental technician. When your veneers are completed, you’ll return to Northpark Dental to have them permanently placed.
Tooth-Colored Fillings in Urbandale
Metal amalgam fillings are now a thing of the past since our dentists have composite resin to complete dental fillings. Composite is bonded directly to your tooth, which means that we remove less natural tooth structure has to for placement compared to metal fillings, allowing us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
The best part about composite is that just like porcelain, we can customize it to complement your smile naturally, so no one notices your dental fillings.
Do you need to have a tooth repaired? Contact Northpark Dental today to learn more about your options. Our office proudly serves Johnston, Grimes, Urbandale, Des Moines, and the surrounding areas.