Losing teeth as an adult is something that it is hard to be fully prepared for. Whether you’ve had teeth knocked out in an accident, had some removed due to dental health issues, or have lost them in any other way, the impact of this loss can be mentally testing and physically demanding. As a child, losing teeth is a sign that your adult teeth are coming in. As an adult, you know that there isn’t going to be another one along in a moment. Even when a tooth has not been lost entirely, decay can leave it in a condition where it is unfit to perform its usual role. At Campbell Dental Arts in Escondido, CA we offer a variety of restorative dentistry procedures for our patients.
A crown is placed over a damaged or partially lost tooth to strengthen the tooth in question and to reinforce your dental structure. Your dentist will take an impression of the existing tooth, the crown will then be made in a lab and you can then have it fitted and cemented to the gum.
Implantation involves fixing a metal root into the jawbone, onto which a replacement tooth can then be attached. Due to the durability of the new root, this procedure allows replacement teeth to be fitted in a stable way which will last – and they will both look and act like ordinary teeth, allowing you to regain confidence.
When tooth loss has left you with a gap, it is important to “bridge” that gap, and this is why dental bridges are so named. Crowns are fitted on the teeth on either side of the gap, with a replacement tooth or teeth then placed in the middle, anchored by the crowns. This solution allows the replacements to behave very much like normal teeth.
If the outside of the original tooth is left intact but the inside is damaged by decay, then restorative dentistry may well involve simply treating and removing the decay and placing a filling in the hollow. An Escondido, California dentist can use fillings which are made from plastic, resin, porcelain or even metals like gold and silver to allow the teeth to regain the structure they had before.
If you are looking for the right restorative dentistry practice in Escondido, CA, Campbell Dental Arts would love to talk to you. We realize how important it is to put your family’s health in the right hands. Please continue reading about Dr. Campbell and our friendly staff on our website. We would love to see you in person and show you why Campbell Dental Arts is right for your family.