Reconstructive dentistry can transform the look of your smile and improve your quality of life. If your teeth are not functioning correctly because of injury or decay, reconstructive dentistry can help. Painful infections and damaged teeth can cause recurring issues and limit the functionality of your teeth. Reconstructive damage also has solutions for these issues. In order to determine if you can benefit from reconstructive dentistry, keep reading to learn about a few of the procedures that fall into this category.
Composite dental fillings
Composite dental fillings are a more natural looking and feeling option than the traditional amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are white or tooth colored and feel like they are part of your natural tooth. These fillings are safe, durable, and can be used instead of the dark amalgam fillings of the past. Getting this type of filling can restore the look and function of your teeth.
Root canals and tooth extractions
Root canals and tooth extractions can be considered reconstructive dental procedures because they impact the way that your teeth function. For example, you cannot eat normally when you have a tooth that is causing you pain because of an infection or decay. Severe pain can also make it difficult for you to sleep, talk, and concentrate. A root canal is a process that will remove infected areas inside your tooth that are below the gumline. Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary after injury or because of serious decay. If you do need a tooth extraction you can also explore tooth replacement procedures like dental implants, bridges, and dentures which are also considered reconstructive dentistry.
Dental crowns are pieces of porcelain that are designed to completely encapsulate your teeth. Crowns can be used to restore function of teeth that have been damaged or experienced decay. They are also an option for people who have teeth that are deeply stained below the surface. Your dentist will work with you to create crowns that improve the way your teeth look and function.
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option available through restorative dentistry. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. The post of the implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and the two eventually fuse together to create a strong and lasting replacement. Getting dental implants can restore lost function and significantly improve the look of your smile.
This is a brief overview of some of the procedures included in reconstructive dentistry. It is by no means an exhaustive list because there are more procedures that fall into this category. If you are interested in learning more about reconstructive dentistry and want to learn which options are best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh at Dental Remedies. She will look at the current condition of your teeth and design a plan for restoration that will have you smiling and eating normally once again.