Dental restorations are usually necessary to repair teeth damaged by injuries or cavities. For example, you might need dental restoration if a tooth is missing, decayed, weakened, or fractured. Dental restorations include fillings, crowns, implants, bridges, and dentures.
Why Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?
It’s important to replace a missing tooth to avoid future dental problems. For example, replacing a missing tooth will keep your jawbone strong and help guard against tooth decay and gum disease in the surrounding area. Overall, as soon as you replace a missing tooth, you improve the overall health of your mouth.
What is a Tooth Restoration?
Restorations are the different ways your dentist can replace or restore your missing teeth or missing tooth structure. For example, dental fillings are considered a tooth restoration to treat cavities. The decayed part of the tooth is removed and filled to stop further damage.
What are the Reasons I May Need a Dental Restoration?
See your dentist if you’re having any problems with your teeth.
- Replacing missing teeth
- Improving the look of your smile
- Removing discoloration
- Repairing chips and cracks
- Correcting your under- or over-bite
- Alleviating dental pain
- Restoring the health of your gums
- Updating old and unattractive dental treatments
- Stopping tooth decay
- Realigning crooked teeth
- Preventing tooth loss
Dental Restoration Oral Health
You may want to look into veneers, crowns, and bridges for missing teeth. In addition, we recommend you research partial dentures. Lastly, you may be interested in a dental implant if your jaw hasn’t undergone significant bone loss.
Dental crowns and veneers are excellent, non-invasive solutions to chipped and cracked teeth.
Preventing Tooth Loss
If you’re concerned about losing a tooth, start by getting a dental cleaning and checkup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Dental Restoration Procedures safe?
Dental restorations are safe when performed by a qualified professional and for patients in good general health.
What is Better, a Bridge or an Implant?
A dental implant is more long-lasting than a bridge, which allows them to deliver a lifetime of protection. In addition, the titanium metal cylinder of the implant is durable and highly resistant to gum problems and decay.
Is it Better to Get a Bridge or a Partial Denture?
If you only have one or two missing teeth in a row, and the abutment teeth are in sound health, a dental bridge is probably the more suitable option for you. On the other hand, if your current dental health cannot sustain a bridge or you are missing more than a few teeth, the dentist will recommend a partial denture instead.
Can you Get Permanent Partial Dentures?
Permanent or “fixed” dentures refer to a prosthetic tooth replacement permanently kept in place by denture implants.
Will Insurance Cover my Treatment?
Most insurance providers cover our services. If you have questions, please call your insurance provider. Alternatively, you can contact us for help determining if your insurance covers our services.