Cosmetic Restoration: What Is It and What Does It Entail?

Cosmetic restoration is the process of repairing and restoring teeth that have been damaged or lost. It can involve anything from replacing a single tooth to rebuilding an entire mouthful of teeth. The goal of cosmetic restoration is to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence. If you are considering cosmetic restoration, this blog post will tell you everything you need to know!

The Benefits of Cosmetic Restoration

There are many benefits to cosmetic restoration, both functional and aesthetic.

Functionally, cosmetic restoration can improve your ability to chew and speak, whereas aesthetically, it can give you a more youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence.

Whether you’re looking to improve your function or appearance, restorative, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your goals.

Types of Cosmetic Restoration Procedures

Many different types of cosmetic restoration procedures are available, each designed to address specific needs. Some standard procedures include:

  • CEREC one-visit crowns and custom porcelain restorations
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Veneers

CEREC One-Visit Crowns and Custom Porcelain Restorations

CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This machine allows us to provide tooth-colored crowns, inlays, on-lays, and veneers in just one visit to our office!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time.

The person who has lost the teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

The advances in modern dental materials and techniques offer new ways to create more pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Researchers continue their work in developing esthetically attractive materials, such as ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth.


Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They can be used to correct a variety of issues, including chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth.

Who is a Candidate for Cosmetic Restoration

Most people are candidates for cosmetic restoration. The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to consult with a qualified dentist. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence, restorative, cosmetic dentistry may be right. Call 843-524-7645 to book a consultation with a qualified dentist or visit to learn more about your options and find out if you’re a candidate.

What Does the Procedure Involve

The first step in any restorative, cosmetic dentistry procedure is to consult with a qualified dentist. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment. In some cases, multiple procedures may be necessary to achieve the desired results.

For example, if you’re interested in veneers, the dentist will first prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a laboratory where the veneers will be made. Once they’re ready, the dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth and make any final adjustments.

It’s normal to experience some tenderness, swelling, and soreness after the procedure. These side effects should subside within a few days. As for results, they will vary depending on the procedure. However, restorative cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile you’ve always wanted.

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