When teeth become damaged or fall out, restorative dentistry can provide a solution that brings back the function and appearance of your teeth. There are different types of restorative treatments available, so we would start with a comprehensive exam at our Coconut Grove, FL office. That will guide us in choosing the right restorative dental service to fit the needs of your situation. Restorative dental treatment can greatly improve the quality of your life.
Types of Restorative Dentistry
At our Coconut Grove, FL office, we offer numerous options for replacing missing or non-functional teeth. These options work well whether you’re missing some or all of your teeth.
One choice is dental implants. Dental implants provide the same function while acting in a long-lasting permanent way. With this choice, we put implants into the gums, which provide a strong new base where the teeth were missing. We then add crowns to the implants to give the appearance and function of teeth. If you have older implants before advancements were made or your implants become damaged, we are able to offer implant restorations or replacements to take care of the problem and start fresh. Nonetheless, restoration is only needed in some cases, and dental implants, especially new ones, generally stay strong for a long time to come.
When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays.
Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.