Restorative dentistry – what are your options?

It’s not uncommon for people to often deal with dental issues that leave them with painful and even permanent damage to their smile. While several issues are often treatable with a visit to your dentist, there are many issues that leave people with the need to have more extensive work done in their mouth to get their smile back to normal.

If you’ve recently encountered some form of gum disease or infection that has left your smile lacking its normal luster, there are several restorative dentistry options that you have to choose from.

Dental Implants

If you’ve got missing teeth for whatever reason, a dental implant may be the solution to cover up the gaping hole in your smile. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone. While this process may seem a bit more invasive than other solutions, it’s also permanent. If your tooth loss is recent, it will also prevent any future bone loss while stopping gum recession before it starts.

Dental Crowns

If you’ve recently had an infection or broken tooth that has left your tooth severely decayed or partially missing, a dental crown can help with both making your tooth look normal again, but strengthen the bone and jaw. Dental crowns are made of metal, ceramic or porcelain, and usually depend on your current condition, as well as insurance coverage.This is one of the most common types of restorative dentistry that this office practices today.

Dental Bridge

If you’ve got a large gap between two teeth, you essentially are dealing with two problems. The first problem is that the jaw bone becomes less stable in that area. The second problem is that it sticks out like a sore thumb. Dental bridges close the gap between teeth with the utilisation of crowns. Dental bridges have a shorter life than most processes so you’ll need to make sure you take proper care of them.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

The worst dental problems require dental reconstruction. While this isn’t a first option, it will give you a new lease on life for your teeth and give you a second chance to practice proper dental care. This is usually a quite invasive process, so take care of your teeth so you don’t have to resort to this procedure.

Need more information about restorative dentistry options? Contact Dr Cerny in Fourways today.

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