Let’s take a look at your restorative dentistry treatment options.
Tooth restorations are the ways in which your dentist can replace or restore missing teeth or missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing or damaged permanently due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth. Some examples of restorations are as follows:
– Fillings. These are the most common type of dental restoration. Teeth may be filled with a various amount of fillings such as gold, silver amalgam, or tooth colored plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings.
– Crowns. A crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a toot to restore its shape, size, strength, appearance, and to hold a bridge in place or cover a dental implant.
– Bridges. These are false teeth that are designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be anchored on either side by crowns and cemented permanently into place.
– Implants. These are replacement tooth roots. Implants are small posts made of metal that are placed into the bone socket where teeth are missing. The dental implant is covered with a replacement tooth called a crown.
– Dentures. Removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made of acrylic resin sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures replace all the teeth; partial dentures are considered when some natural teeth remain and are retained by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth.
If you feel you could benefit from one of the above mentioned dental restorations call Dr. Graham Farless, DDS for an appointment today at 336-282-2868. Learn more about the dental restorations we offer by visiting our website at www.gsodentist.com.