Restorative dentistry is any dental work that restores broken or decayed teeth. There are many procedures that are restorative in nature, a few of which have been listed below.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers your tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength. A dental crown can typically be completed in two appointments: one for preparing your tooth and another for fitting your dental crown.
A dental bridge is a type of restorative care commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. It comprises two dental crowns that fit over anchoring teeth and a prosthetic tooth in between. The anchoring teeth on either side are referred to as abutment teeth. A dental bridge can be used to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row.
Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone and integrate with the bone to provide a firm foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants are versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of the teeth.
A root canal is used to treat an infected tooth. A root canal procedure aims to remove the damaged area of the tooth, clean the area, and then seal it to prevent further infection. The infected tooth root is usually replaced with a dental implant, but in some cases, a root canal procedure may be the sole treatment.
Full dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are still present. The dentist will take measurements and create models of your jaw. The dentures will be made to fit comfortably in your mouth.
Orthodontics is any dental procedure to straighten teeth or correct bite issues. It may include braces, retainers, or aligners. While orthodontics will improve your overall smile, some additional health benefits come with it.
Braces and other orthodontic treatments can help increase confidence. Patients often experience a boost in self-esteem after orthodontic treatment. Braces can also improve overall dental health. Braces can help realign teeth and reduce overcrowding, leading to tooth decay in the gums.
To learn more about restorative treatments, visit the ZM Dental office at 14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy #102, Tampa, FL 33618. You can also reach us at (813) 513-5045 and schedule an online appointment.
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