Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry


Achieving a beautiful result depends on blending both the art and the science of dentistry, using exacting standards of aesthetics and function. A beautifully restored smile should be functional and comfortable, with your teeth fitting together properly in a balanced bite. Exceptional results can be achieved when your dentist approaches each restoration with both artistic detail and scientific expertise.

Blending Art and Science


Artistry and attention to detail are essential in creating natural, beautiful restorations. Many restorative techniques require time and patience in order to recreate the subtle nuances of color and texture found in natural teeth. We invest the time necessary with each patient to ensure a natural, beautiful result. If that effort is not made, it is possible to have a technically correct dental restoration that is not aesthetically pleasing. In order to create a natural appearance, Dr. Tryon is aware of the effects of light, color and proportion.

A beautifully restored smile


The Effects of Light

How light passes through the tooth must be taken into consideration when crafting dental restorations. If a natural tooth has translucency on the incisal (biting) edge of the tooth, but an adjacent restored crown has no translucency, the restored work will be noticeable. The difference becomes even more apparent when there is greater reflection of light. Through careful selection and crafting of dental materials Dr. Tryon is able to compliment the translucency of your restored teeth with that of your natural teeth.

Unnatural opaque restoration


 

Natural translucent restoration


The Effect of Color

Natural teeth are rarely one color. Each tooth has varying surface colors, as well as varying colors within the depth of the tooth. A skilled artistic dentist will be aware of the nuances and gradations of color and recreate these characteristics in each restoration. For example, the artistic technique of layering may be used to imitate the depth of color in a natural tooth. Dr Tryon layers varying colors of composite material to customize and perfect the restoration. Investing time to use these techniques creates a beautiful result and enables our patients to smile with confidence again.

Chipped tooth before bonding


 

Artistic blending of teeth colors


The Effect of Proportion

Taking into consideration the size and shape of your teeth is an important factor in achieving a beautiful smile. Large teeth with a small face, or front teeth that vary in size demonstrate facial disproportions that make some people self-conscious. Measuring the proportions of your teeth to other facial features, to adjacent teeth, and to the lip line when your face is animated and at rest, are essential pieces of information aiding the doctor to ultimately create a symmetrically and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Disproportioned smile


 

After Treatment


The Science of Excellence

Our restorative work rests on a foundation of the scientific principles of oral health and function. There is much knowledge and technical expertise that must be gained beyond dental school in order to deepen understanding of the nuances of function and occlusion, choose the newest and best materials, and keep abreast of advancing restorative procedures. As we evaluate your unique needs, Dr. Tryon draws upon over 1000 hours in advanced cosmetic and restorative training to give you the best treatment options available. He brings over 22 years of knowledge, experience, and study combined with a deep commitment to excellence to every procedure in order to help you keep a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Beautiful teeth create a confident smile