Restore Your Smile
Liveoak Family Dentistry offers effective restorative treatments and technologies to help restore your smile. Our restorative solutions help restore a lost or damaged tooth due dental disease or injury.
Most common restorative treatments include:
- Partial Denture or Bridge
- Full Denture
- Amalgam (silver)
- Composite (tooth colored)
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration that can help strengthen a tooth and improve its appearance. A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position.
Most dental insurance providers cover some or all of the cost of dentures. Contact your dental insurance provider to find out all the specifics.
Natural teeth may be lost due to periodontal disease, infection or else be non-restorable due to fracture or caries. Fortunately, conventional dentures can replace lost natural teeth. Dentures are artificial substitutes and have limitations. Dentures are only one third as efficient as natural teeth. Dentures allow you to chew food, aid in speaking, swallowing and appearance. When lips and cheeks are unsupported these muscles become weak. Lips and cheeks sag creating wrinkles that make a person appear older.
If you’d like to find out if dentures are right for you, please schedule an appointment.