Restorative dentistry is focused on the management and treatment of issues like tooth decay, chipped teeth, broken teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and missing teeth. There is a range of different restorative dental procedures available to bring the teeth back to their original state, so restorative dentistry is customized based on the patient’s specific problems. The team at CONFIDENT are known throughout Florida for their expertise and sensitive patient care.
Missing teeth can be restored with either removable or permanent devices. Removable options include dentures and dental bridges. Permanent options include dental implants and permanent dental bridges. Dr. Seage and your dental care team at CONFIDENT will discuss all options with you in detail to ensure you make the best choice for your future dental health. The choice between a removable and permanent solution depends largely upon what the patient is most comfortable with. The permanent solutions like dental implants are more costly initially, but it is important to remember that the lifespan of dental implants can be decades long. With removable options like dentures or removable bridges, it is typically necessary to have relining or rebasing done every one to two years to maintain a correct fit.
Broken and cracked teeth can become very problematic if they are not treated. The exposed part of the tooth is highly susceptible to bacterial infections. This can lead to disease throughout the mouth as well as total destruction of the tooth. To protect the broken or cracked tooth, a crown may be the best option. The crown offers complete coverage and protection for the tooth, and it will allow for the tooth to be fully functional. Crowns also have the advantage of bringing the tooth back to a healthy appearance again. In some cases, a veneer may be a good solution for a cracked tooth. While the veneer only covers the front portion of the tooth, it may provide sufficient protection if the crack does not go all the way or most of the way through the tooth.
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