Restorative dentistry often the first to a variety of methods used to restore or replace your lost, damaged, or missing teeth. Restorative dentistry methods can include anything from dental crowns to dental bridges to even dentures themselves. Restorative dentistry can often be painful and invasive when performed incorrectly. That is why, are professionals take extra measures to ensure your overall comfort during any restorative dental procedure.
Teeth become damaged for a variety of reasons, whether it be through injury or poor oral hygiene, when you have a tooth that is damaged there are only a few ways to fix it to prevent the bacteria from spreading or worsening. If you have an existing cavity, we can drill out the cavity and replace it with the filling. If the tooth is rotted down too far, we can also use a dental crown to cap tooth on all sides and give it back its frame lost to the cavity. Dental crowns are added to natural teeth and fitted into place to protect the tooth from any future damage.
If you have any missing teeth, regardless of the cause, you may be eligible for a dental bridge. Dental bridges are used to connect the existing teeth by filling the gaps in between them. A dental bridge uses artificial teeth or implants to bridge together the existing teeth and fill in where the missing ones once were. This can often include one or more teeth at a time to do so. If you have a series of teeth missing, your dentist may consider an alternative route as dental bridges are often more beneficial to clients with one to three missing teeth in a row, at a time.
Broken or Rotting Teeth
Broken or rotting teeth may often benefit from being pulled and removed and later being replaced with a dental implant. Depending on the health of your gums, your dentist will determine the best avenue for you. If your gums are healthy, then you may be eligible for dental implants which are screwed into your natural jawline to bond with your bones. An artificial tooth is then secured on top to mimic a natural tooth. It has the same functionality of the natural tooth along with some added strength. If your jawline or your gums would not benefit from a dental implant, then you may be a candidate for dentures, or artificial teeth.
Restorative dentistry often has many health benefits aside from just the aesthetics. While restorative dentistry can make your teeth look stunning and beautiful, they can also prevent rotting and bacteria buildup in your gums and the rest of your remaining teeth. Restorative dentistry aims to give you a fuller smile that is more comfortable, more functional, and healthier than what you had before. Restorative dentistry methods can also ensure that you no longer have any discomfort while eating, chewing, sleeping, or speaking, and that cavities and decay don’t return to cause more harm in the same areas.