If you’re dealing with missing teeth or severe dental damage, modern dentistry offers many amazing ways to restore it!
Even more impressively, tooth restorations today are much more complex than you might think. And fixed dental restorations play a huge role in this!
Keep reading to find out exactly what fixed restorations are, and whether they’re right for you.
Fixed dental restoration involves improving both the look and function of your smile with various types of dental prosthetics that are permanently attached to the person’s mouth.
Unlike removable restorations such as dentures, fixed ones provide a much higher level of comfort when it comes to maintenance. In most cases, you just need to brush your teeth as usual and see the dentist routinely.
Moreover, fixed dental restoration can help support your overall oral health, not just restore the look of your smile.
Dental implants are one of the most common types of fixed restoration. They are artificial teeth that look and function just like natural teeth.
A metal post is inserted into the jaw, after which an abutment and crown are added on top. Implants are also a great way to prevent jawbone loss, as they can stimulate the jaw every time you chew with them. And, they give a perfectly natural look and comfortable feel.
Implant-supported dentures are where the benefits of dentures and implants meet!
Like dentures, this fixed reconstruction involves creating a set of custom prosthetic teeth that can effectively replace either a full or partial arch. Therefore, it’s an amazing option for patients with severe tooth loss or damage.
But, implant-supported dentures are not removable. They are held in place by 4 dental implants put strategically throughout the jaw bone, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off. You can feel confident to eat and even talk with this reconstruction!
Dental bridges can replace 1-2 missing teeth in cases where the jaw bone is not healthy enough to support an implant. It’s a singular prosthetic that can hold 3 or more teeth, with the two sides acting as caps that will go over permanent teeth.
This prosthetic is recommended in cases where the teeth near the gap are not healthy and need some support, as they will need to be reshaped to fit the caps.
If you’re wondering whether fixed dental restorations are right for you, the easiest way to find out is to see Dr. Candice Vinson for an appointment. Based on a thorough assessment of your oral health, you can unlock the best solutions for a healthy and stunning smile.
Ready to get your picture-perfect smile? Then book an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant online!