Restorative dentistry, better known as the specialty dentistry called prosthodontics, helps people regain the full use of their mouth by replacing bad or missing teeth. Most general dentists are able to perform the procedures needed to fully restore damage to your teeth. If you need serious dental care, then they may refer you to an oral surgeon before restorative procedures can be performed. There is no need to hide your smile or to avoid people. Contact your dentist today to learn more about how restorative dentistry may be beneficial to you.
Replace Any Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, there is more to be concerned about than how you look. When there are gaps between your teeth, there is room for bacteria to grow, and this can cause plaque to get out of control. This will eventually harm your remaining teeth. The answer is simple. Implants or maybe even dentures will help to prevent this problem. While your dentist will always prefer that natural teeth are saved if at all possible, it just isn’t always feasible.
Dental Implants or Dentures
It is not always best to rush the decision to get dentures. A dental implant can fit perfectly between natural teeth that are still in good health. Not only will your mouth look better with implants, but you will be able to eat healthy fruits and vegetables that are often difficult to chew for people that have dentures. An implant will give you plenty of surface area to chew with, so you will no longer have any difficulties.
Minimal Reconstructive Procedures
Certain reconstructive procedures require less work and time in the dental chair. Perhaps you have a tooth that is worn down or cracked. Crowns are perfect for this type of tooth that needs protecting, but is not entirely bad. A crown is made to fit your tooth, and to seal it so that it stays protected and covered.
Bridging the Gap
Bridges are used to help fill in the gaps between teeth. Missing teeth allow your other teeth to spread, and this can make it difficult to chew. When you have a gap between your teeth, you risk injuries to your gums as well. Some foods have sharp edges, and those edges can poke tender gums. This could lead to infections or other serious problems. If you have missing teeth or gaps, then we highly recommend that you visit a dental office immediately.