When your smile is damaged due to injury or disease, restorative dentistry can renew your health and preserve the look of your smile. When dental problems go unaddressed, they worsen over time. Your Topsfield Dental team will create a personalized treatment plan to restore and maintain your healthy oral function so that you can regain your beautiful smile!
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. You can even support an entire set of dentures on several implants. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created just for you. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap.
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores and difficulty speaking or chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth do as compared with traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
It is important to address missing teeth for several reasons. Your ability to speak correctly and to chew the foods you love goes a long way in ensuring your self-confidence. Keeping your natural tooth function helps prevent the breakdown of the bone and other supportive structures of your jaw. Dentures from Topsfield Dental Associates are designed to look natural and to fit perfectly, helping you look and feel your best.
A partial denture replaces several teeth and prevents you from having a gap in your smile. Partial dentures also keep the integrity of your other teeth intact and make sure your teeth don’t shift and come out of alignment. It is always very important to address any gaps in your smile due to missing teeth. Ask your dentist if a partial denture is right for you.
Gold alloy is a wonderful material for dental restorations. It is easily shaped and can be placed in exactly the right position for flawless function. Also, it will not wear out the surfaces of your natural teeth that come in contact with it. Gold crowns are a wonderful, long lasting way to regain oral form and function.
A bridge allows you to address a missing tooth. After some preparation of the neighboring teeth, crowns are created that will act as the anchor for your bridge. A porcelain tooth that looks and feels completely natural is suspended between the crowns to create a permanent, beautiful restoration of your smile.
Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Your dentist customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Today, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.
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