Restorative Dentistry: Fillings, Crowns, & Bridges
All people experience some sort of dental damage at some point in their lives. Whether that be tooth decay, losing a permanent tooth, getting a cracked tooth, or chipping a tooth, there are many restorative dental options available.
One of the most common dental procedures is filling. The dentist will start by removing the decay from your tooth and cleaning the area well. They can then use a strong filling material to fill in the damaged or missing part of the tooth. This will help strengthen your tooth and keep it looking its best.
There are all kinds of different filling materials available. What you choose will likely depend on the kind of money you’d like to spend as well as the look you’re going for. Some common types of filling include silver amalgam, porcelain, and gold. If you’d like to have the look of a natural tooth, talk to your dentist about tooth-colored dental filling options.
Crowns are a wonderful choice for those who want to keep the look of natural teeth while repairing dental damage. The process to get a crown begins when you schedule an appointment with your dentist. An impression will be made of your tooth and a custom crown can be created to fit your tooth perfectly. Temporary crowns are often placed while you wait for your permanent crown to be created.
There are different types of dental bridges but they all do have one thing in common. They help bridge the gap of a missing tooth by holding onto teeth on either side of your tooth gap. If you’re hesitant to get dental implants, this good be a good long term option for you. Leaving missing teeth unreplaced can cause health problems and affect the way your mouth looks and functions. Getting a dental bridge would be a great way to take care of your oral health.
If you require some restorative work, give Broadway Dental a call today and ask about our options!