Dental restorations are the several ways by which dentists can help replace or repair missing teeth structure to give patients a fuller and complete smile. Loss of teeth may instill a worrying concern as it may affect the patient's smile, but with several types of dental restorations available today, patients can expect the best of restorative dentistry.
Types of Dental Restorations
Restorations like fillings can repair cracked, broken, or worn down teeth. The portion of the cavity would be removed and filled with a biocompatible filling material. There are several types of fillings such as porcelain, composite, alloy, and amalgam fillings.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are great restorations that can easily replace missing teeth and make a newly restored smile look natural and healthy. Dental crowns can fully encase the visible surface of teeth just above the gum line. Bridges can remove gaps created by missing teeth.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that help replace missing ones. They offer great anchorage to support life-like artificial teeth helping patients restore a natural and healthy looking smile. Implants can improve the patient's appearance, speech, offer more comfort, and boost self-confidence.
Dentures are removable restorations that help replace missing teeth and other tissues of the mouth. They come in two forms - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are capable of replacing an entire arch of teeth from the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are advised when at least some of the natural teeth do remain.
Functions of Dental Restorations
Dental restorations offer a lot of benefits to help restore your missing teeth. Here are the following functions that they perform.
- Help protect teeth.
- Shields exposed portions of the dentin.
- Avoids unwanted movement of teeth.
- Allows patients to talk and eat with ease.
- Restores the shape, size, and health of teeth.
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