If you’ve recently suffered from infection or decay, you may be looking to restore teeth you may have lost. There are several different options when it comes to replacing your teeth – full or partial dentures, dental implants, crowns, bridges, etc. Depending on your individual situation, your dentist will be able to recommend the restoration route they think would work best considering your current oral health. Do you need to restore your smile? The first step will be to visit your dentist to have a professional check your teeth, gum tissue, and bones.
Exploring Your Options:
Dental Implants – These have become one of the most popular restoration methods because of their cosmetic appeal and functionality. As one of the more stable options, implants are able to last a lifetime if properly taken care of.They require little maintenance and cannot be damaged from bacteria or other infection.However, they do need healthy bone density and gum tissue in order to maintain their permanency.
Full Or Partial Dentures – This is a great option if you’ve lost multiple teeth at once, as dentures are able to cover a large amount of teeth together. They’re easy to keep clean as you can remove them each night – most patients put them in a cup of cleaning solution overnight.
Dental Bridges – Usually used in conjunction with implants, bridges are a minimally invasive option to restoring a number of teeth in one area. They rely on the surrounding teeth for support – so you do need to have strong and healthy surrounding teeth. If you don’t, your dentist may recommend placing an implant on either side of your dental bridge.
These are just a few of your options to restore your smile both functionally and cosmetically. If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth – speak to your dentist about options to get your bright smile back.