We all crave for a healthy set of teeth with a beautiful smile. If you feel something is detracting your smile, affecting its functional limitations like the health of the teeth and gums as well, then, you will have to go through a combination of treatments that will be essential in restoring both strength and beauty. The structural integrity of a tooth or teeth that are damaged by an injury or oral disease can be reinstated with life-like dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, dentures, etc.
What are the issues that can be resolved with the help of restorations?
Dental restorations can help in resolving the following issues:
- Missing teeth
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Eroded enamel
- Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
- Teeth that are irregularly shaped or are crooked
- Infection or inflammation in gums
- Infection in the pulp of the tooth
- Advanced tooth decay
- Recession of gums
What are the types of dental restorations?
There are certain types of restorative options. The dentist will evaluate your problem and keep your choice under preference and recommend the best treatment for you. The commonly used restorative dental procedures are:
Full and partial dentures
Dentures can help in restoring biting and chewing capabilities. It is one of the most common options for tooth replacement. Both full and partial dentures are removable fixtures that are usually held in place with the help of natural suction or dental adhesive.
Partial dentures replace a set number of teeth with the help of surrounding natural teeth. On the other hand, full dentures can replace a full set of teeth using the artificial teeth made of resin base or an acrylic.
Crowns and bridges
Crowns are also referred to as “caps” that are placed over already existing teeth. These caps act as the new outer surface of your tooth, covering the portion above the gum line.
A dental bridge is a replacement for the missing teeth that affects the shape of the face, also making the stress on your bite less severe.
Dental implants replace a partial and full denture and restore the missing teeth without any need for anchors. They act as a perfect replacement that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth.
Full-mouth reconstruction is a process in which necessary restorations are used in rebuilding the functional and cosmetic merit of the smile. The treatments like tooth replacement and fixtures like crowns and fillings come under Full-mouth reconstruction.
Find out more about our dental restoration as you visit our office. Contact Family Dentist in San Jose, CA at 408.286.3229 or request an appointment online.