What exactly is a restorative dentistry treatment? It is something that allows you to bite and chew the way you should be able to, after being unable to do so. Perhaps you took a baseball to the mouth or bit down hard on something and broke a tooth. Maybe you lost a tooth to decay. Whatever the cause of the damage, restorative dentistry is what gets you back to the position you were in before the harm occurred.
Sometimes, a restorative procedure will also make you look better, but that is not the primary purpose. Restorative dentistry treatments, at their essence, are intended to do nothing more or less than restore your teeth to proper working order.
You might wonder where the term “dental bridge” came from. It is actually a fully accurate name because what a dental bridge does is bridge” a gap where you have missing teeth.
If you are missing teeth, you are far better off with dental implants, which are surgically placed in your jaw and work no differently than the teeth that you lost.
Of course, dental implants are expensive, and most of the time, your dental insurer will not cover them. When this happens, a dental bridge can be the next best choice.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a set of prosthetic teeth – crowns – that are anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap. A bit of enamel is taken away from the teeth on either side of the gap in order to provide a point of anchorage for the bridge. The crowns are made in such a way that they match the adjacent teeth, so unless you want to tell someone that you have had a bridge installed, it can be your secret.
Dentures can be the right solution for missing teeth when economy is a factor and implants are not practical. When implants and a dental bridge are not an option, full, partial, or implant-supported dentures can give you back your teeth and the functionality that you once enjoyed. Learn more here.
If your teeth are damaged, they can be restored by means of dental crowns. Dr. Jack Fong can help you to determine if crowns are right for you. You do not have to live with broken or otherwise damaged teeth. Learn more here.
Almost without exception, dental implants are the best way of restoring missing or damaged teeth. They are vastly superior to dentures, and far superior to bridge work. You can have your mouth back to full function and appearance with dental implants from Dr. Jack Fong in Amarillo, TX. We offer single and multi-tooth implants as well as restorative implant dentures, and All-on-4. Learn more here.
Dr. Jack Fong will be pleased to talk with you, and evaluate your options for restorative dentistry procedures. Our dentist office is located at 3131 Bell, Suite 207, Amarillo, TX 79106. You can reach us by phone at 806-353-8184. You can also arrange a consultation by using the convenient form on our contact page.