It’s not unusual to find a dentist who provides both restorative and cosmetic services. In fact, with the advanced technology in the field of dentistry a restorative procedure can provide a cosmetic enhancement.

A dental crown is used to cover a tooth that has been damaged by injury or decay. Today’s dentist can match the color of the protective crown to that of the natural teeth so closely that no one will notice the difference.

The scope of materials used for crowns and bridges has been extended to include elements that can have an aesthetic effect as well as a practical one.

The hard plastics that are now being used in dental fillings are able to successfully restore a tooth to its original strength and capability. Unlike before, these materials will resist the effects of exposure to hot and cold sensations or the stress from everyday biting and chewing.

The injection of a local anesthetic is often the most dreaded part of having a tooth filled. If a cavity is spotted while it is still small enough however, a dentist can now use an air abrasion method as an alternative to the dental drill - no need for needles.

Dental implants have become a popular restoration for missing teeth. The “root” of the implant is surgically installed into the jawbone which will keep the structure in place and prevent the facial sagging that often occurs with tooth loss.

Any type of dental issue is better dealt with at an early stage. Call 303-625-7930 for your appointment with the professionals at the Harman Family Dental Center in Parker.