CREATING AND MAINTAINING HEALTHY SMILES
Through Cosmetic Dentistry, the appearance of the mouth can be altered to create a beautiful smile. There are two emerging trends in cosmetic dentistry: one is a more aggressive approach where teeth are cut and veneers or crowns are placed. The second is a more conservative approach where teeth are not cut or are cut only minimally, and the patient is given options such as Invisalign® or non-prep veneers called Lumineers®. Both aggressive and conservative dentistry produce beautiful results, but the conservative approach preserves heathly tooth structure wherever possible. Dr. Roman specializes in the more conservative approach.
Restorative dentistry refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost due to natural occurrence, accidents or neglect. Cavity filling with a tooth-colored composite is the most common type of restorative dentistry. More serious matters require root canals and crowns.
Preventive dentistry, also called preventative dentistry, refers to daily brushing and flossing, as well as regularly scheduled dental visits to catch any problems at an early stage. Many disorders of the mouth are degenerative, meaning they get worse with time — along with the cost of fixing the problem. Practicing good dental hygiene leads to a happier, healthier smile.