When you have extensive tooth damage and decay has reached tooth roots which results in huge areas of the unsupported tooth structure, your dentist will most likely recommend you a dental restoration. In this article, we’ll talk about how dental restoration works and introduce you to some of the most common types of dental restoration.
How Dental Restoration Works
In case a tooth deterioration is too severe, a complete oral reconstruction might be required which combines neuromuscular dentistry and aesthetic techniques. Additionally, orthodontics is often used for correcting defects in tooth alignment as well as for subsequent dental restoration by using composite veneers, porcelain veneers, implants, dental crowns, bridges, and inlays.
Common Types Of Dental Restoration
Dental cavities can be caused by high sugar and acidic diet, bacteria, poor oral hygiene as well as the individual’s susceptibility to tooth decay. In case it is left untreated, tooth decay will spread, causing structural issues that require much more complex procedures. Usually, one visit is all you need to get composite resin fillings for the cavities. Porcelain and ceramic fillings are typically more durable and last longer than composite resin. They require 2 appointments to be made and placed.
A crown is the indirect tooth restoration completely covering the unstable tooth (i.e.too damaged tooth). It can restore a tooth back to its function and healthy color. Some crowns are made of metal substructure that is covered with the porcelain coating, while the other ones are fully ceramic.
The dental implant is designed for replacing the tooth that is already too damaged and can’t be saved. The implant is used for replacing the full structure of a tooth, including a root. This technique utilizes the titanium fixture that is surgically placed into one’s jawbone, replicating a function of the tooth’s root. After a fixture and jawbone are fused together, the replacement tooth is attached. Implants have very little or no impact on the adjacent teeth and help in preventing jawbone erosion as well as impaired chewing that may lead to poor nutrition.
A bridge is a term for when just one or a few crowns are splinted together for covering and replacing several damaged teeth. Bridges help in restoring your smile as well as proper chewing function.
When your tooth is severely damaged and in need of restoration, you should fix that issue as soon as possible before it gets worse. If you require tooth restoration, consider contacting us or making an appointment at Avenue Sourire. We’ll assist you in any tooth-related problem that is bothering you.