Do you have acute tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for West Jordan area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt. Restorative dentistry can help.
First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental problems influence you every day of your life. Whatever the cause of the condition, there is hope.
Restorative dentistry refers to crowns and bridges, dental implants, root canals, and dentures. Decay and trauma can damage your smile, but restorative dentistry can bring it back.
Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that occurs when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.
Dental implants are commonly the best tooth replacement for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be handled to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a durable foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from original teeth in both form and function.
If you currently have dentures, talk to us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.
Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can correct a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.