Replacing Missing Teeth or Repairing Damaged Teeth Discussed by The Bristol Dental Practice
It can be a very distressing time when you lose a tooth or if a tooth becomes damaged. It’s important to seek dental attention when this happens but there are a variety of dental procedures that can be undertaken to restore or replace a missing tooth. You will want to be thinking about replacing missing teeth or repairing damaged teeth for cosmetic reasons but missing or damaged teeth may also affect the way that you eat, speak and negatively impact the health of your mouth. Missing teeth can also affect the way that teeth bite together which can cause a wide range of issues. At The Bristol Dental Practice , we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures to rectify missing teeth or damaged teeth as well as making sure that your teeth are healthy after an incident. In this article, we will discuss replacing missing teeth and repairing damaged teeth and the various cosmetic procedures that can rectify this. To contact us about veneers in Bristol or any issues with missing teeth or repairing damaged teeth, enquire online using a contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0117 910 5929“>0117 910 5929
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
As discussed, missing teeth can affect the way your teeth bite together and this can cause teeth to tilt or drift. This can cause food debris to become trapped which can cause tooth decay. If many teeth are missing then your facial muscles can sag. This can also affect speech so you will want to consider replacing missing teeth to prevent this. Chipped teeth are not necessarily a severe issue unless you are in a severe amount of pain or if eating or sleeping is being affected by the chip or damage. A chipped tooth could be caused by trauma or the eventual weakening of tooth enamel over time. There are also certain substances such as acidic drinks or stomach acids that also wear down the enamel over time. A chipped tooth can be identified by a visual inspection and then the relevant procedure can be recommended.
Dentures, Bridges & Dental Implants
To replace missing teeth, dentures, bridges and dental implants are usually suggested (subject to their suitability for the case in question.) Dentures are used to replace teeth and can be metal or plastic. These can be removed when needed and these are a great solution to replace missing teeth. Bridges involve crowns being place on teeth either side of the gap and this supports the artificial replacement tooth. This is another way to replace a missing tooth. Adhesive bridges include wings that stick to the adjacent teeth which holds the artificial tooth in place. This requires less preparation than conventional bridges. Dental implants include titanium screws being inserted into the jaw which integrates with the bone. These screws support an artificial replacement and is the most advanced method of tooth replacement. This is not suitable to all patients however as there are requirements for when the titanium screw is inserted into the jaw.
Veneers or Crowns for Damaged Teeth
Veneers or cosmetic crowns can be used as a cosmetic solution to damaged teeth. Veneers can include a very thin shell of porcelain being permanently bonded to the service of the tooth and this is for cosmetic purposes. This can be used to improve chipped or broken teeth as well as improve stained or discoloured teeth. The new veneer looks and feels like your natural tooth and you can also opt for a composite veneer. Crowns are artificial caps that are fitted over the prepared tooth which is also used to restore your tooth to its natural appearance and function. This solution can be used to repair damaged teeth where a filling material cannot be used to repair the damaged tooth. These crowns can also be used to correct crooked teeth and are used to reconstruct damaged teeth. Whichever is appropriate can be advised by the dentist when you encounter an issue with your teeth.
Take Action Against Missing or Damaged Teeth
It’s important to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth for the overall quality of health in your mouth. There are many dental procedures that can be used to replace or repair missing / damaged teeth so not worry if you do have an accident or if your tooth becomes damaged due to natural wear. Ensure that you seek the advice of a dentist to arrange for the correct procedure to be carried out. The Bristol Dental Practice offers these various cosmetic procedures and more at our Dental Practice in Bristol. If you are looking for a private dentist in Bristol that can offer you the relevant procedure for missing or damaged teeth then enquire with The Bristol Dental Practice using a contact form on our website or telephone our friendly team now on: 0117 910 5929“>0117 910 5929