Restorative dental treatments are provided by dental professionals to replace missing or damaged teeth. The most common restorative options offered by dentists include fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. The aim is to bring back your natural smile that may have been affected due to various reasons and prevent oral health issues in the future.
Restorative dental treatments are important because they can correct the following problems with your teeth:
Fill empty spaces in your mouth to keep your teeth properly aligned.
Replacing missing teeth to make it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene habits for preventing the buildup of plaque and the problems it can cause.
To improve your appearance and self-esteem that would have been affected by the missing teeth.
The best way to treat a cavity is to contact your dentist to remove the decay and fill the tooth with one or various filling materials. The filling materials may include gold, silver amalgam containing mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper, tooth-colored composite resin or plastic.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the tooth. The crown encases the tooth entirely and is used to protect the structure of your tooth by strengthening it. The restorative dentist of Delta can prepare same-day crowns in the dental office after preparing your tooth and taking an impression. Many dentists do not have access to the technology and you may be required to visit the dental office multiple times if the impression is sent to a dental laboratory for fabricating the crown. Dental crowns are ideal for people with broken teeth or cavities. The crown is bonded into place over the damaged tooth.
Dental bridges can bridge gaps left behind by missing teeth. Bridges have crowns on either side as an anchor with an artificial tooth or teeth to connect the crowns and fill the space. Bridges are helpful to keep your other teeth from shifting out of place and causing misalignments in your mouth. You can find four varieties of dental bridges and a consultation with your dentist will allow you to choose one best suited for your needs.
When you have missing teeth in your mouth and are searching for a permanent replacement you can consider dental implants that are extremely popular. Dental implants have two parts which are a metal anchor and a false tooth just like a crown. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can remain in your mouth for approximately 10 to 15 years provided you take good care of them. The procedure for having dental implants is lengthy and will require a commitment from you for at least 6 to 9 months.
The metal anchor of the implant made from titanium will be inserted into your jawbone and allowed to heal. If you do not have sufficient jawbone you may require to undergo a bone graft that can extend the healing time of the procedure. The artificial tooth will only be attached to the implant after it has fully integrated with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. However, after the artificial tooth is in place you can rest assured the restoration will have the same functionality of your natural teeth besides the appearance that will help you to smile confidently as well as eat and speak as you did before you lost your teeth.
Dentures are removable restorations for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Acrylic resin is used to make dentures which may also be combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures can restore all your teeth and partial dentures can be considered if you still have some natural teeth remaining. They can be retained by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth.
The goal of providing restorative dental treatment is either to replace missing teeth or repair the missing parts of the tooth structure. The structure of the tooth could be damaged due to decay, fracture of a tooth, deterioration of restorations placed earlier and various other reasons.
If you need this treatment to help cover missing, lost, or damaged teeth that would have affected your self-esteem and confidence it is suggested that you contact restorative treatment in Delta for an evaluation to understand which treatment is best suited for you. The consultation will not disappoint you and the restorations will make you even happier.