In an ideal world, we’d all have a perfect smile with healthy gums and beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, the world we actually live in has plenty of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease to keep us busy. These issues are common and can occur even if you have an excellent oral hygiene routine in place, but there’s good news: if you do encounter dental problems like this, there’s a reliable way to repair your teeth!
Boger Dental is proud to offer patients a variety of restorative treatment options. If you’ve been struggling to get back to your best smile, these treatments will improve the appearance of your teeth and ensure they’re fully functional once more. But before we take a look at what these treatments are and how they work, let’s briefly discuss what restorative dentistry is all about! Keep reading to learn more.
What is restorative dentistry?
When we talk about restorative dentistry, we basically mean any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. This type of dentistry typically has two goals: to restore the function and the appearance of the teeth. In some cases, we’ll only need to work towards one or the other of these goals. With other patients, we may be working towards achieving both of them.
Modern dentistry has made it easier than ever to restore your smile! Innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology mean we can give you natural-looking results using only the highest-quality materials. These restorations are fully functional and will blend in beautifully with your existing teeth! Some of the services we offer are…Our practice offers the following restorative procedures from our Plymouth office.
Do you have one or more missing teeth in the same area? A dental bridge could be your best option for teeth replacement. Dental bridges have a false tooth (or teeth) supported by dental crowns. When placed on the natural teeth surrounding the gap, this appliance quite literally “bridges” it. The artificial teeth are customized for the proper fit and a natural-looking appearance.
By closing the spaces left by missing teeth, a dental bridge can enhance the strength of your bite, improving both the form and function of your smile. A bridge will also reduce the risk of the surrounding teeth shifting out of place. Today’s dental bridges look incredibly natural next to your own teeth, so you can feel confident showing off your restored smile!
Removable partial dentures
If you’re missing some of your teeth, but not all, removable partial dentures may be the solution for you. This appliance is custom-made to seamlessly fit your smile by connecting to your remaining teeth for a natural look. These dentures are an aesthetically pleasing option that allows the natural gum color to show through, and they won’t require denture adhesive or metal clasps to hold them in place, either. Depending on your case, we may recommend having crowns placed first to “anchor” the partial denture. This ensures an improved fit for the best results.
When all of your teeth are missing, or you have a few remaining teeth that need to be removed, our doctors may recommend a full conventional denture. We’ll take an impression in order to make a diagnostic cast, then place a wax rim into your mouth to establish a proper bite and the orientation of the teeth. If you need any extractions, we’ll complete them at this point. This will be followed by a 3-6 month healing period.
You won’t have any teeth during this time, but we do have a flipper available for you if necessary. Flippers are cosmetic partial dentures that will allow the tissues in your mouth to continue healing. Once the healing process is complete, we’ll have you visit the office to try your dentures. When cared for properly, conventional dentures can last for many years.
If you are missing permanent teeth for any reason, dental implants can serve as an alternative to traditional dentures. The small titanium posts are designed to replace missing teeth and mimic the function of natural tooth roots. The implants are inserted into the gums and anchored to the jawbone, eventually fusing to the bone. A permanent dental crown is then attached to the post, serving as a replacement tooth. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth, and because they’re built to last, they can be an excellent long-term solution for tooth loss.
Trust your teeth to the experts at Boger Dental
You don’t have to settle for a smile you don’t love! If you’ve been struggling with serious dental issues, our restorative treatments can improve the look, feel, and function of your teeth. Our goal is to provide you with compassionate care and world-class service from your first appointment to the last.
Whatever the treatment, we want you to feel calm and relaxed. We work hard to provide you with an office environment that facilitates that! You’ll enjoy a spa-like atmosphere here, including warm towels, sedation, and other relaxing amenities. We also offer patients extended hours so you can improve your smile on your own schedule.
If you’ve been experiencing tooth loss for any reason, we’d love to walk you through our treatment options. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment with our Plymouth office and take the first step toward a fully functional smile!