What Is Dental Restoration and What Are Your Options?

If you’re suffering from missing or damaged teeth, remember you’re not alone. Most people deal with fractured, decayed, and missing teeth at some point in their lives, increasing in prevalence as you age.

Luckily, the quality of dental restorations has consistently improved thanks to oral health advancements, with a range of effective options available for all dental issues; crowns, bridges, fillings, implants, and dentures. So, which dental restoration is the best fit to restore your smile?

What is dental restoration?        

If you’re missing teeth, or parts of a tooth, an experienced dentist at EDR can use dental restorations to replace and restore these oral structures. Restorations can also involve the removal of decayed areas or damaged teeth to allow for an impactful repair, such as through the introduction of dentures.

What does dental restoration fix?

Dental restorations are important procedures for strengthening weakened tooth structures, and allowing you to chew, swallow, and smile as you did before suffering from the decay or deterioration of your teeth. The benefits of dental restoration focus around improving your quality of life, allowing you to take back control of your diet and nutrition, while benefiting from strong, functioning teeth.

What are the different types of dental restorations?

Dental fillings

Used to fill a tooth cavity with durable materials – silver, gold, composite resin, or plastic resembling a tooth’s colour – dental fillings are a highly common form of dental restorations. 

Dental implants

Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting replacement for one or missing teeth. Titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth was, to create a strong support for a crown to be placed.

Crowns

Used as an imitation tooth, to mimic the shape, size, and appearance of missing teeth, crowns are a cap placed on top of dental implants or partial teeth, and are also used to hold bridges in place. The results are high quality, but can take some time thanks to the impressions required to create a matching crown.

Bridges

Also known as fixed partial dentures, dental bridges can solve the problem of multiple missing teeth through permanent cemented attachments, further held in place by crowns on either side.

What are the benefits of dental restoration 

The overarching benefit of dental restoration procedures is the resulting improvement of the health of your remaining teeth, allowing you to keep them secure, while increasing functionality of all teeth.

  • Prevents teeth from moving into spaces from missing teeth.
  • Align your bite correctly to improve chewing, biting, and swallowing.
  • Increased abilities around eating and speaking.
  • Decreases jaw pain by distributing bite pressure.

When should I go for dentures?

Opting for new dentures can be the perfect solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. They operate as a removable replacement, made of tough acrylic resin that you can take out at night, and to clean. 

Having lost teeth due to injury, decay or gum disease, partial dentures are perfect for those missing a few teeth, and full dentures can replace a full mouth of missing teeth.

Superior care with EDR

As long-standing denture specialists across Perth, Emergency Denture Repair is best placed to provide quality care in a comfortable environment, whether you need denture repair or advice on the benefits of dental restoration. For more information, or to book a consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today

 

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