If you are not happy with your teeth, restorative dentistry can help. Restorative dentistry restores the function and aesthetics of damaged or missing teeth. Restorative dentistry can repair, replace, or enhance teeth. Some of those problems include decay, trauma, and aging. If you are not sure restorative dentistry is right for you, read the list below to discover six ways that restorative dentistry can protect your dental health.
Fillings repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities or decay. During this procedure, the dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and fills it with dental material. Some of the materials that can be used for dental fillings include composite resin or amalgam. These materials are used to restore the shape and function of the affected teeth. Composite filling material provides a natural appearance, which is beneficial for use on front teeth.
Veneers are made from either porcelain or composite resin, which means they are long-lasting. Dental veneers can hide dental imperfections like stains, chips, and misalignments. One of the benefits of dental veneers is that they form a shell over the entire front of the tooth.. This process provides a natural appearance for the affected tooth.
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth severely damaged by injuries or decay. Crows are often used to restore a tooth following a root canal procedure. Like veneers, crowns are attached to the outside surface of the tooth. But, crowns are custom-made to fit over the entire tooth. Covering the entire tooth ensures strength and protection for the affected tooth.
Crowns are made from several dental materials. Two of those include porcelain and metal. For crowns on front teeth, a porcelain overlay can be used in combination with metal. The combination of porcelain and metal provides a strong, natural-looking crown.
Missing teeth can pose a serious problem, even if there is only one missing. Spaces can cause healthy teeth to shift, which can lead to other dental problems.
That is where dental bridges become beneficial. Dental bridges close the gap between healthy teeth. Bridges are artificial teeth anchored to the adjacent teeth using dental crowns. Bridges allow you to maintain the aesthetic appearance of a complete smile and also prevent dental shifting while maintaining proper bite alignment.
Dentures are usually removable dental appliances. They can replace several missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. You can get dentures for the upper and lower arches. They can be made from acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. Dentures not only restore your ability to chew and speak properly, but they also improve the appearance of your smile.
They can be either complete dentures, which replace all your teeth, or they can be partial dentures. Partial dentures are beneficial when you only have a few missing teeth.
In some cases, dentures can be completed in a single day. That way, you do not need to wait for replacement teeth.
Dental implants offer permanent restoration for your missing teeth. The dental implant procedure involves the surgical implantation of a titanium post into your jawbone. The titanium post becomes an artificial root for the replacement tooth. After implantation, the post fuses to your jawbone. The artificial tooth is attached once the post is secure.
Once in place, dental implants look and act like your own teeth. Dental implants provide stability and strength and also prevent bone loss.
If you are dealing with dental problems such as missing or damaged teeth, call us today. We can restore your dental health and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
In some cases a patient may be a candidate to have Same Day Dental Implant Procedures. The implant and crown are done and finished the same day. Call for a consultation to see if you would be a candidate for a Same Day Dental Implant Procedure.