Are you embarrassed about how your teeth look? Is it sometimes painful or difficult to eat certain foods? If you answered yes to either one of those questions, than you are not alone.
You should also know there are a number of ways that restorative dentistry can help relieve your discomfort and give you a beautiful smile. Teeth that are missing, or decaying, do more than just cause embarrassment; they can also cause pain in the mouth and jaw. That’s not a comfortable way to go through life and it can be corrected.
Most patients that undergo the different types of restorative dentistry are often pleasantly surprised with the outcome they experience. There are a few different options available including implants, bridges and dentures.
Dental implants are quickly becoming the norm for cosmetic dentistry. Unlike dentures, they are a permanent solution for missing teeth. The process can take a few months to complete but the end result is very natural looking. They are permanently fused to your jawbone with a small piece of titanium and then carefully constructed to match the rest of your teeth.
Implants can be used for people who are missing one or more teeth. Having them put in can make eating many of your favorite foods possible again, and can help reduce discomfort or pain from the missing teeth.
Bridges are yet another permanent option that are used to improve the appearance of your smile. A bridge is placed in a spot where your missing tooth is, and then it’s permanently connected to the surrounding teeth by using a crown. This helps to provide strength and continuity to the surrounding teeth. It is also very natural looking.
Dentures are one of the least invasive methods of restorative dentistry. Unlike bridges or implants, they are not connected to your other teeth, or jaw, in a permanent fashion. They are specially made for your mouth and require special care/cleaning. Today’s dentures are more natural looking than ever before and are a wonderful way to help fill in gaps from missing teeth.
All of those methods can be used in order to stop you from being embarrassed about your smile or to help reduce pain in your mouth. Getting the correct restorative dentistry procedure based on your comfort level, and your particular needs, is very important if you do not want to feel any more discomfort or embarrassment about your smile.