Damage to the teeth is no fun. It doesn’t matter if you have all or no teeth intact, a hurting mouth can be quite a bad experience to have. However, the good news is that you can get help from restorative dentistry. There is no oral condition you cannot find a cure for. Even if the condition you have is the severe one, there is always going to be a way out of that condition.
Here, you may wonder what restorative dentistry is. It is the part of dentistry that deals with treatments such as crowns, bridges, dental implants, dentures and root canals. The smile can get damaged due to decay and trauma. However, restorative dentistry is what can be quite helpful in dealing with these issues.
When a tooth is lost and jawbone starts deteriorating, you may feel your face developing a hollow sunk-in area which doesn’t only look bad but it also tells other people that there is something wrong with your oral health. To deal with this specific issue, dentists have discovered pretty effective ways to graft the bone and then place a tooth to make your smile whole again.
When it comes to restorative dentistry, the first thing to talk about is the dental implant. Who would have thought a few decades ago about having a lost tooth restored in such a way that it could restore functionality along with the aesthetics? The science of functionality is associated with the root which is naturally penetrated into the jawbone. All other traditional restorations do not have anything to do with the jawbone. However, dental implant is something quite different and most effective due to the fact that it has a metal root which is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This surgical insertion is so beneficial that it stimulates the jawbone and prevents its deterioration. On the top of the metal root, an abutment is placed. This abutment is the holder of the crown. This tooth has complete capability to endure the pressure which comes from biting and chewing.
After you have lost all of your teeth, you will be left with no option other than dentures. However, traditional dentures do not work well most of the times because of the ever changing structure of the jawbone after the teeth are lost and the lack of adhesion of the dentures. However, there is another way which involves used of implants. Implant-anchored dentures are permanently fixed dentures which do not fall of. They provide capability to bite and chew in the normal way.
Sometimes, you might lose the visible potion of your tooth but the root remains undamaged. This is the perfect time when you should get a crown in placed of the damaged tooth. The dentist will not extract out your tooth but he/she will scrap the reasonable amount of visible tooth structure. This minimally emerged tooth then allows the fitting of a crown. After this procedure, your tooth becomes the whole again.
No matter what restoration you are in the need of, you need to visit the dentist and get recommendation. During normal checkup, your dentist will refer you to the specialist.