Restorative Dentistry: Preserve and Restore Your Smile
No matter how healthy your teeth are, no matter how well you brush and floss, over time, dental problems can arise. Wear and tear, age, accidents, and poor oral health care can lead to oral health issues – but you do not have to live with pain, discomfort, or unsightliness. Restorative dentistry procedures from Zoma Dental will fix whatever is wrong, and give you back a healthy, strong, and beautiful smile.
When you are missing one or more teeth right next to each other, a dental bridge can be used to fill in the hole and restore your chewing ability and your smile. A bridge has porcelain crowns all attached to each other. The crowns are used to cover the teeth, serve as anchors, and replace the missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is extracted, knocked out, or lost because of gum disease, the entire root system is lost too. That means the jawbone is not stimulated in that area, which leads to bone resorption. This can cause bone defects and even a sunken facial appearance over time. A dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and topped with a prosthetic tooth for a complete tooth restoration. The dental implant is what acts like the “root” of a tooth, stimulating and maintaining the bone.
Modern dentures are stronger, better, and more durable, effectively replacing missing teeth and tissues in the mouth. Dentures can be supported to help prevent bone loss and allow patients to bite and chew properly. Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth while a partial denture replaces just a section of missing teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are used to repair tooth decay and correct small imperfections or damage teeth. Natural-looking and safe, composite fillings have become the dental restoration of choice over silver amalgam fillings.
When a tooth is damaged by infection or injury, it needs to be built back up again. A porcelain crown is customized to fit perfectly over the tooth in question, restoring it to full working order and making it look natural. Crowns are often used to correct a tooth that is infected, decayed, weak, cracked, chipped, or broken.
When a tooth is so deeply decayed that the infection reaches the nerve, a root canal is necessary to save the tooth. This type of infection can cause severe pain, sensitivity, and pressure. Thoroughly cleaning, shaping and sealing the canals, helps to eliminate the infection. A porcelain crown is usually included in this repair to protect the tooth from further damage.
A single-tooth dental implant replaces one missing tooth, restoring the appearance of your smile while also ensuring that neighboring teeth do not shift out of place, do not have to work harder to compensate for the missing tooth, and do not develop tooth or jaw pain from the additional pressure.
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Dental restorations are incredibly important. There is always a way to fix what is wrong with your teeth. Trying to live with pain or discomfort will lead to bigger problems.
Do not suffer with an oral health problem when it can be corrected. Dental issues only get worse, they never get better on their own. If you are dealing with a problem tooth, missing teeth, an injury, damage, or pain, contact Zoma Dental in West Bloomfield for a consultation. Find out what is going on with your oral health and get help now. Return your smile to its natural beauty and maintain the health of your teeth and gums with the right dental restorations.