Dental problems can be caused by many factors, including health issues, age, accidents and lifestyle. No matter what the causes of your dental problems are, restoring your smile is something that can improve your health and look. There are many different treatments that can be done to make your teeth look like new again. Here are some of the treatments that you may want to consider to restore your smile:
1. Cleaning And Whitening Of The Teeth
One of the first things you will need to be done for dental restoration is to have your teeth cleaned. This is not just to whiten your teeth, but may be part of the process. Having your teeth clean will remove plaque and help to identify problems, such a cavities that are hidden under layers of plaque. This will help ensure that all the dental work you need is taken care of.
2. Fillings And Tooth Reconstruction
After you have your teeth cleaned, you will be ready to begin the restoration process. This will begin with doing fillings for cavities in teeth that have enough health tissue left. If you have severe cavities, the teeth may need to be reconstructed. This process is similar to fillings but most of the tooth will be rebuilt with the filling materials.
3. Crowns And Dental Bridges
Crowns and dental brides are treatments that will be used for teeth that cannot be restored with common fillings. This may also include treatments like root canals and extractions before crowns can be placed on the teeth. The bridges will be used to replace teeth that are missing or need to be extracted. This is a crown that is used to replace missing teeth.
4. Dentures And Dental Implants
There are also some cases where you may want to have dentures or implants for the teeth. If there are not healthy teeth to attach crowns and bridges to, implants can be used. When implants cannot be used due to things like bone deterioration, you may need to have a partial denture made for missing teeth. In some cases, dentures may be attached to implants for a more natural feel.
These are some of the dental treatments that you may want to consider to restore your smile. If you need help with choosing the right treatments for your teeth, contact a dentist (such as Maria E Marzo, D.D.S., PC) and make and appointment to start discussing your dental restoration.