Common Restorative Teeth Procedures
Finding out you have damaged or missing teeth that need to be handled by a dental professional is never a fun realization. Dental restoration is used to restore missing teeth or parts of the tooth structure or structures. Tooth restoration is needed when substantial tooth decay, trauma, injury, or other oral conditions occur. Luckily, there are a variety of options for those who require dental restoration. Your dentist can help guide you to the best fit for your situation.
Fillings are the most common form of tooth restoration. Used for cavities, your dentist will first remove any decay in the tooth. Then, the tooth is filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, tooth-colored plastic, or composite resin.
If you are missing a substantial amount of a tooth, you might consider having a crown placed. A crown is a tooth-colored cap placed over the tooth. The crown is made by taking an impression of the tooth and sent to be created in a laboratory. Then, the dentist cements it into place over the broken tooth. Dentists consider the function and location of the tooth, the color of the surrounding teeth, and the gum tissue positioning when deciding if a crown is the best fit for you.
Bridges are used to fill a gap that spans three or more teeth. They are made from a crown on each end, cemented to an existing tooth.
Bridges are made from porcelain, gold, or alloys. While bridges may not look as natural as implants, they are more affordable.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. First, an anchor is placed in the jawbone, and then a crown is placed over the anchor. Implants look and feel natural.
Dentures are a removable set of prosthetic teeth. They are often used for advanced dental decay or gum disease cases, resulting in total teeth loss. Dentures come in a variety of models, including complete dentures, fixed partial dentures, removable partial dentures, implant-retained dentures, and immediate dentures. Your dentist can help you choose the best fit for you.
No matter which option you choose, it is essential to take care of your oral health once you have your dental restoration done. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth, try not to chew hard or sticky food, and use an antibacterial mouthwash.
Value Dental Care is here to help you choose the best option for restoring your teeth. We offer high-quality care at affordable prices. Email us or give us a call today to schedule an appointment at one of our two office locations. Spring Hill: 352-684-1274 or Crystal River: 352-794-6139.