Tips for Choosing a Tooth Restoration Treatment

November 1, 2017

Losing a permanent tooth might seem like a minor inconvenience. But, a missing tooth can have a big impact on your confidence and the function of your mouth. Strong teeth are essential for chewing, talking, and supporting the structure of your face. A gap in your smile could cause the other teeth to shift, weakening the healthy teeth that remain. If a tooth is missing, then the best thing that you can do is talk to a cosmetic dentist about dental restoration options.

What Type of Restoration is Right for You?

When you schedule a consultation with a dental professional, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about common dental restorations. These treatments might include:

  • Dental Crown: Is a portion of the tooth healthy enough to keep it in the mouth? A crown is a great option to avoid extraction of the whole tooth. The crown is placed over the tooth to strengthen it and restore the appearance of the tooth. A good crown will last for many years.
  • Bridges: If there are healthy teeth that surround the gap, then a bridge can be placed to cover the space. Bridges are usually connected to the healthy teeth, or an implant can be placed on one side to hold the bridge in place.
  • Implant Supported Dentures: One drawback to traditional dentures is that they often slide around the mouth and move out of place. If you want to avoid these problems, then you might consider the option to have implant supported dentures. This treatment is a great solution for people who are missing multiple teeth in the same area of the mouth.
  • Implants: One or more teeth can be replaced using dental implants. This treatment offers the best long-term solution for dental restoration. Implants look and feel like a natural tooth in your mouth.

Personalized Restoration Services

One of the benefits of working with a cosmetic dentist is that you can personalize your dental treatments in any way that fits your needs. If you are tired of hiding the gap in your mouth, then you need to talk to our experienced team for more information about the services that are available.

We provide many types of dental restorations. A consultation is a great way for you to learn about the restorations that will match your needs. Contact us right away to schedule an exam to learn more about your options.