Restorative dentistry is a means of giving back the proper structure to your mouth so that you can chew, speak, and bite properly. Restorative dentistry corrects a multitude of problems, including:
- Missing teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Infected teeth
- Infected gums
Your restorative dentist in Colorado Springs can advise you as to which treatments are most appropriate for your condition. There are several restorative dentistry options available to you.
Dental fillings are quite simply used to replace missing parts of your teeth. If the tooth has become unstable due to decay or fracturing, then a filling is often the easiest means of correcting the issue. More severe decay might require root canal and/or a crown, but most of the time a tooth-colored filling will get the job done. For decay in the back molars, though, sometimes amalgam may be the better choice.
A dental crown fits over the damaged tooth to give it back its normal size and shape. It is, essentially, a reconstruction and therefore a restorative dentistry treatment. Crowns can also be used to restore weakened teeth, or to serve as an anchor for a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is a restorative dentistry treatment that is used to fill the space where a tooth is missing. Bridges can also span the gap where several teeth are missing. A dental bridge can be either fixed or removable – your restorative dentist can advise you as to which is the best option for you.
Dental implants are the preferred restorative dentistry treatment for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post, which supports an abutment, which in turn supports a crown. In every respect that matters, dental implants will work the same as natural teeth.
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If you are in need of restorative dentistry treatments, contact us at HollowBrook Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs. You can contact us at 719-633-0049, and we will be pleased to arrange a consultation for you.