There’s a common misconception that losing a tooth is nothing more than a cosmetic inconvenience. While we all know it can make it harder to enjoy our favorite foods, we rarely consider its impact on our oral health. Every component of our oral cavity is part of an integrated system. The gums support the health of our teeth and jawbone, and our teeth support the position and durability of their neighboring teeth. When we lose a tooth, its neighbors become less stable and more prone to shifting out of position due to the stress of everyday use. Dentistry of Miami provides several dental restoration options to ensure we have the right option for every case.
How Drs. Solorzano And Furshman Provides Tooth Restoration Treatment
When it’s time for a dental restoration, our team will go over the details of each one with you. There are numerous reasons that dental restoration may be needed. Some forms of dental restoration are best used in cases of significant damage or decay, while others are great for addressing minor concerns. Below are some of the most common tooth restoration treatments used by the Dentistry of Miami.:
- Dental Crown: If there is enough healthy tissue that a root canal treatment isn’t needed, and the tooth can be kept, a crown may be the answer. Dental crowns are placed by removing most of the tooth’s structure to create a mounting point known as an abutment. The crown is formed to match the abutment and the natural shape of your teeth. Once in place, it will last for many years.
- Bridges: This type of restoration is applied when a missing tooth causes a gap, but healthy teeth can be found on either side. Essentially an extension of a crown, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth supported by two crowns, each placed on an existing tooth on either side of the gap.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: When enough teeth have been lost that dentures are being considered, implant-supported dentures can be a great option. Titanium screws are placed in the jawbone with special clips on top. These clips connect to a set of dentures, fixing them in place more securely than dental adhesives or the wires used with partial dentures.
- Implants: The gold standard of dental restorations, implants take the last option a step further. They still involve using a titanium screw, but instead of dentures, a crown is placed on them. They can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire arch on as little as four posts. They’re beautiful and secure and can restore form and function to your smile for years to come.
Visit Dentistry of Miami For Tooth Restoration Treatments
The science of dental restoration has been providing incredible options for our patients. Even those who thought that they’d never experience a full and beautiful smile again have been able to get the smile they’ve always dreamed of. If you’re ready to see what dental restorations can do for you, reach out to Dentistry of Miami to schedule an appointment with Dr. Solorazano or Dr. Furshman. It could be your first step on the road to a smile you thought was lost forever.