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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.
Dear Dr. Albers: I am very thankful to God and you for your talents and the wisdom you used with my dentures. I can now crunch the tiny seeds in a strawberry! I am so grateful to know what that feels, sounds and tastes like. Not to mention chewing carrots, apples and steak. I am not afraid I will choke anymore. My teeth are beautiful and so is my smile — I have received compliments, something that hasn’t happened to me in a long, long time. You and your staff are very professional, kind, and respectful with your utmost concern for your patient’s well being. Thank you again.

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

(719) 634-8458