Tooth Replacement Procedures
What is Dental Restoration?
Tooth loss can happen for any number of reasons – dental decay, gum and bone disease, and trauma to name a few – and it happens to more people than you may expect. But while an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, it’s usually a delicate subject. Even just one missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious, which is why we’re committed to helping you restore your smile. The goal of restorative dentistry is to regain the oral function and integrity that may have been lost with the damage or loss of one or multiple teeth.
Luckily, no matter if you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from – all available at Dental Depot. Whether you know exactly how you want to replace a missing tooth or you’d like to schedule a consultation to see which option is best for you, we’re here to help.
Fillings are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry. Even with the best at-home dental care, tooth decay can still occur. When the decayed area is relatively small, a filling can be applied. Fillings treat the decayed area by removing the decayed area and filling that space back in with a selection of materials such as durable glass and plastic to both slow the spread of decay and protect the tooth from further damage.
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that covers the entire damaged tooth just above the gum line of your mouth, protecting it from further damage. A dental bridge has multiple crowns connected together and is used to cover the gaps created by missing teeth as well. Through the process of precision photograph technology, our offices are able to develop crowns specifically designed to naturally fit your teeth and your teeth alone.
Tooth loss has a knack for throwing a wrench into a lot of aspects of both your oral health and daily life. Missing even one tooth can lead to ailments such as bone atrophy, altered speech, or even simply a loss in self-confidence. Dental Implants are the more permanent alternative to dentures or bridges, often lasting a lifetime and they anchor themselves below the gum-line, just like your real teeth. This provides support to the rest of your mouth, as well as filling the gap with a prosthetic that looks and functions just like a real tooth!
Both dentures and partial dentures are common and affordable tooth replacement procedures, especially for patients who are not suitable candidates for dental implants. Whether getting a full set of dentures or partials, Dental Depot customizes your new dentures to fit your mouth naturally and seamlessly to fully restore the beautify smile it once housed.