When a tooth has become subject to a certain degree of damage through decay, injury, or gun disease, it will need to be replaced in order to preserve the integrity and continued health of the rest of your smile. After the extraction process to remove the tooth, you have several options for tooth restoration that can offer natural-looking, long-lasting results. Here is a look at some of the distinct benefits of the most common dental restorations available.
- Dental Implants: Using an implanted root that bonds to the jaw bone, dental implants provide the sturdiest, most durable restorations possible. The implant procedure is rather extensive, but maintenance and aftercare is low-maintenance. Implants are not right for everyone, as they do require sufficient bone in the jaw to affix the root. Multiple or single tooth restorations can be achieved with implants.
- Dentures: When dental implants are not an option or when a majority of the teeth have been lost, dentures are a suitable option. Dentures are available in partial and complete styles that are customized to each patient’s smile. Caring for dentures does require more attention than dental implants, but dentures can last for years when they are cleaned and stored properly.
- Dental Bridges: A quick and aesthetically pleasing way to fill in the gaps between teeth is with a dental bridge. A bridge utilizes two teeth that have been filed as pillars for the restoration to hook into. It is important to note that bridges do not preserve as much of the natural teeth as other solutions, so you will want to thoroughly discuss all your options with your dentist.
For complete dental care for restorations, maintenance and prevention, visit Redondo Beach Dental Group. We offer a wide range of dental services so you can get the exact type of treatment that best suits your unique smile. Schedule a consultation to discuss the health of your teeth by calling (310) 542-6988 or by visiting our website.