Restorative dentistry is the process of restoring one’s teeth and smile to the best that it can be. This can be from anything like cosmetic bonding, to a full set of dentures. If you have not been to the dentist in years, but are looking to get some teeth replaced, then we welcome you. Restorative dentistry is about rebuilding the smile, where it may have been lacking in several aspects beforehand.
Problems with missing teeth
Many people may think that missing teeth are not a problem, and if the teeth are not infected then there is no issue at hand. However, this is a common misconception, and in fact missing teeth can carry many issues that are not always clear. Missing one or several teeth can cause excessive strain to the other teeth, due to chewing patterns being affected by the gap. This can cause tooth erosion, and subsequently a greater risk of decay in the mouth.
Ways of replacing teeth
There are many ways to replace teeth, and your dentist will assess and discuss with you which one is your best course of action. Cosmetic bonding may be an option for some small repairs on the teeth such as chips or cracks. Crowns can then be useful for replacing the natural crown of the tooth, where a healthy root might remain, but the tooth itself is damaged or decayed. Bridges and dentures are also a great option for replacing multiple teeth at once and may be the clearest option. Dental implants are an option, and if you are looking for dental implants in Birmingham then St Paul’s Square Dental Practice has the facilities available, and dentists that are experienced enough to carry out this advanced treatment.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws that fit into the jawbone and are secured by the bone itself. After the gum has been pulled back to expose the jawbone, then your dentist will insert a hole by using a series of extremely high-powered, advanced drills. The titanium implant is then inserted into the jawbone and left from anywhere between six weeks to six months. Dental implants in Birmingham are available at our practice, and are an extremely advanced treatment, that require a great deal of experience. They are extremely durable, and with the correct maintenance, should last an entire lifetime.
Benefits of dental implants
There are many benefits of dental implants, such as their durability and strength. As the implant is rooted into the jawbone, your implant will be extremely strong, in many ways stronger than a real tooth. While dental implants are more expensive than some forms of dental treatment, it is important to remember that they will most likely outlast any form of other treatment, which eradicates the need to have the treatment replaced. This can be an issue for some forms of veneers and crowns. If you are interested in dental implants in Birmingham, but are still unsure on some of the specifics, then come in for a consultation.