Restorative Dentistry Options In Chesterfield
Restorative dentistry is all about restoring the health and appearance of your smile. Restorative dentistry utilizes methods like dental crowns and bridges to keep teeth healthy and improve their aesthetic. When natural teeth are decaying or damaged, you will likely be in pain, and your smile will be altered.
If you are missing any teeth, not only is your appearance affected, your health is too. Missing teeth can result in plaque buildup, gum disease, and more missing teeth in your future. Your restorative dentist will preserve your natural teeth and can restore full health. Your Chesterfield dentist can also replace missing teeth with teeth that match your natural ones beautifully, keeping you happy and healthy.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is placed over a damaged tooth to entirely cover it. You can use a dental crown to make a damaged tooth the same size, shape, and color as the rest of your teeth. A dental crown can strengthen fractured, decayed, or weak teeth. It can add to a filling to make the work last longer and also can be used to attach a dental bridge to your teeth. A dental crown can even cover unattractive dental work and make your teeth blend together to create one beautiful smile.
In restorative dentistry, a dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth to improve the appearance and health of your smile. A dental bridge is a single piece composed of two or more crowns, or connector pieces, that are anchored to your natural teeth on either side of the gaps where you are missing teeth. In a dental bridge, false teeth are placed between these connector pieces to fill in that gap. Missing teeth can cause all kinds of issues, making it difficult to talk, bite down, and chew. Other teeth can begin moving to compensate for the gap, which will alter your appearance even further. It is important that missing teeth are replaced quickly with restorative dentistry. A dental bridge can protect you from further issues and give you that complete smile again.
Get an appointment with Dr. Buchheit today to start improving the appearance and strength of your smile if you are in the Chesterfield area, from Creve Coeur to Town and Country.