From the day your first tooth grows into your mouth, taking care of your teeth and overall oral health becomes a lifelong process. Some have better luck with healthy teeth than others. For people who have had lifelong struggles with their teeth, tooth restoration options can come to the rescue. With whatever dental problems that can occur, tooth restoration can help to improve your dental health and to help you gain a smile that will be noticeable to the masses–and in a good way!
What Is Tooth Restoration?
Tooth restoration are different types of procedures that dentists use to replace or repair teeth. Restorative dentistry can be partial or full, meaning that the procedures have the ability to repair or replace a partition of a damaged tooth or replace an entire damaged tooth.
What Are Some of the Best Tooth Restoration Options?
Here are some of the best dental restoration options that patients should consider. Improve your dental health and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with these completely natural, holistic options!
1. Biocompatible Fillings
Biocompatible materials refer to any material that will not be harmful to living tissue in the body. Many people may need to undergo procedures that require the implantation of foreign objects into the body. Thankfully, the healthcare field has developed different biocompatible options for surgical implants in order to help make them as safe as possible. Dentists use biocompatible fillings to strengthen a tooth after decay has damaged the tooth enamel. If you have to get a filling, there are a few biocompatible options available to you that do not include the use of metals like mercury, gold, and silver.
There are many fillings options in dentistry. For example, some of the biocompatible options include porcelain, plastic, or resin fillings. Unlike non-compatible fillings, biocompatible fillings are more beneficial because they help protect the integrity of the teeth. Also, they’re less likely to have a chemical reaction within the body and potentially cause more damage to the mouth beyond plaque or decay.
2. Non-Metal Dental Crowns
Dentists use crowns, or dental caps, to protect a tooth that has been damaged. Caps are able to protect the tooth as well as improve its outward appearance. Some may be aware of the metal options for dental crowns, but these result in an unnatural, silver smile. Some non-metal options include the use of porcelain, ceramic, or biomimetic resin dental crowns. The chief benefit of non-metal crowns is a natural appearance.
3. Dental Implants
Implants are artificial teeth that replace missing teeth from the root. These teeth have the same function (and cleaning requirements!) that regular teeth do. Dental implants can also help to prevent jawbone issues from the lack of teeth and roots, like bone loss.
4. Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are similar to implants but they are not implanted into the gum. They serve as a tooth replacement to “bridge” the gap between missing teeth. There are a variety of bridges capable of fitting individual needs, such as bonded bridges and implant support bridges.
5. Teeth Whitening
Although teeth whitening does not technically involve replacing or repairing a tooth, some consider these procedures a form of tooth restoration because the outer coating of the teeth is being altered–for the better, of course. Teeth whitening has the ability to shift the color of your teeth by more than eight shades. There are several teeth whitening options that are available at your local grocery store, but natural whitening at a holistic dental office offers significantly better results.
Tooth restoration procedures can make you feel like a brand new person! At Pure Holistic Dental we specialize in biological tooth extractions where we first try to determine if the tooth can be saved before we extract as safely as possible. If you need more information about where to get started to improve your own smile, call Pure Holistic Dental today and make an appointment with our experts. We specialize in holistic dentistry that is mercury-free, integrative, and minimally invasive. We can’t wait to see you!