What Causes Tooth Loss?
At Dental Depot, we use resin composite fillings more commonly referred to as tooth color fillings. This tooth colored material is a natural looking restoration that is indistinguishable from your other teeth. The chemical structure of resin composite fillings bonds easily to your teeth and requires less removal of the tooth during preparation than old fashioned metal amalgam fillings. Most dentists prefer resin composite fillings when compared to metal amalgam fillings of the past for this reason. Additionally, metallic fillings are prone to breaks and cracks over time due to weather susceptibility. If you believe you need dental fillings or would like to replace existing metal amalgam fillings, please contact one of our offices and schedule an appointment with one of our amazing doctors.
Tooth loss can be a result from the progression of tooth decay, gum disease, bone disease, injury, and many other various reasons. Tooth loss is more common that you may expect, and our dental experts are trained in providing a number of different services to replace or restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Our goal is to help you restore your confident smile. There are many options to choose from, and if you believe you may need restorative dentistry, please speak with one of our doctors about your options to replace any missing teeth. You can call one of our offices where one of our experienced dentists can help you decide what is your best option to create a happier and healthier smile.
Some common restorative dentistry procedures are:
- Fillings You may be surprised to learn that even with a healthy diet, good oral hygiene, and regular dental exams and cleanings, cavities can still occur. Fillings are one of the most common dental restorations that individuals may need. We use resin composite fillings that match the natural color of your teeth and restore your tooth structure when any decay is present. Dental fillings are completed by removing the decay on a tooth surface and replacing or filling the affected area with a resin composite material that further protects your tooth from any additional decay.
- Crowns and Bridges Dental crowns are done when the decay has spread to a large area of the tooth and a dental filling is not sufficient to restore the structure of the tooth. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed after removing the decay present on the tooth. Our offices use the latest technology to take a digital scan of your tooth in order to design a precise fitting crown for your tooth that is tailored to your natural tooth structure.Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. They are designed by placing dental crowns on the adjacent teeth next to the tooth or teeth that are missing. Bridges area a great option for those that need dental crowns or may already have dental crowns adjacent to the missing teeth that are needing to be replaced.
- Dental Implants Missing teeth can be a major inconvenience. Apart from the personal impact missing teeth can have on one’s self-esteem when smiling, missing teeth can also cause other problems such as bone loss, altered speech, and a lower sense of enjoyment when eating certain foods. Missing teeth can also impact the teeth around them as adjacent teeth will often begin to shift or move into the empty space. Dental implants are a great choice in replacing teeth and in some cases, they can act as an alternative to other restorative interventions such as dentures and partials. Dental implants anchor themselves below the gums just like natural teeth. A dental crown is placed on top of the implant that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
- Dentures and Partials Dentures and partial dentures, also simply known as partials, are common prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. Partials and dentures can be good options for those who may not be ideal candidates for dental implants. Our expert dentists can customize your new dentures to fit comfortably in your mouth and restore your beautiful smile.