If only our teeth would last a lifetime, problem-free. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Teeth require a lot of attention and care. And oftentimes, when we’re older, teeth begin to decay or wear away, no matter how careful we may be. If it is time for you to start thinking about replacing one or more of your teeth, we have options available.
A crown is a good solution for a tooth that has experienced significant decay and therefore a loss of enamel. A crown, made of metal, ceramic, or porcelain, can be custom-made to fit over the troubled tooth, preventing further damage and restoring the appearance of your tooth.
If the tooth, or teeth, has already been lost or extracted, a bridge may be the proper solution. With a bridge, healthy teeth nearby are used to anchor the fake teeth. Crowns will be placed over the stable teeth so that no damage is done to the healthy permanent teeth. A bridge is permanent and durable–it won’t hinder your ability to eat or speak like dentures are known to do.
Dental implants have become an extremely popular restoration option. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw in place of the tooth root, and the restoration is then attached. The result is an incredibly realistic fake tooth that blends in with the smile seamlessly, and feels just like the real thing. Implants are a long lasting solution, especially with diligent care and attention. Here at Red Oak Dentistry, we offer cutting edge implant technology, assuring you that your custom restoration will be built to last. Learn more about the technology we have by visiting our website.
We’ll Help You Decide
There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing a method of tooth replacement. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your unique situation. Give our office a call, a member of our team will be happy to set up a consultation.