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Cosmetic Restorations

Cosmetic dentistry helps patients retain or create smiles they are happy with.  There is often a close correlation between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.  When we use cosmetic restorations, we restore function to a tooth and at the same time, create an aesthetically pleasing smile for a patient.

Most of the restorative dental procedures we do in our office can also be cosmetic.  For instance, when a patient needs a filling and it happens to be on a tooth towards the front of the mouth, they often choose a composite, or tooth colored filling over a silver-colored amalgam filling.  Using a composite filling protects the tooth from further decay (restores its function), but it also provides a more natural appearance for a patient’s smile.

Another example of restorative dentistry being linked with cosmetic dentistry happens when we use our same day crown machine to design and fashion a crown to strengthen and support a tooth rather than using a gold crown.  Gold crowns, while strong and durable, don’t have the aesthetic appearance that ceramic crowns have.  While Dr. Albers sometimes recommends use of a gold crown, ceramic crowns often provide a good option for patients to restore function to a tooth and to protect it, while at the same time maintaining a natural looking smile.

Whether we talk about fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, or dentures, all of these procedures can serve a dual purpose of being both restorative and cosmetic.  We provide information and recommendations to patients to help them determine which procedures work best for them.

Testimonials

Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
My husband, Don, and I have been seeing Dr. Albers for around 20 years.  Dr. Albers is the kindest and most gentle dentist I have ever known.  Because of experiences in the past, I have had a great fear of going to a dentist.  Dr. Albers has gone a long way toward putting those fears to rest.  He understands, and treats my fears with gentleness and humor.  I appreciate his knowledge, and trust him completely.  We also appreciate Lee Ann, the hygienist we have seen for many years.  Linda, at the front desk is always so friendly, and that helps to put us at ease.

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Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
2155 Hollowbrook Drive
Suite 20
Colorado Springs, CO
80918

(719) 634-8458