Nobody should have to live with teeth they are ashamed of. Unfortunately, studies have shown that up to 25 percent of the population has one or more teeth that they are embarrassed by. This may be a tooth that needs to be pulled, or a tooth that is cracked, chipped or even permanently discolored. Luckily, there are a number of different procedures that are available that can help to conceal or replace the tooth, leaving you with healthy, great-looking teeth. Here are some of the procedures that are available.
A veneer can cover one or multiple teeth. It is a facade that fits over the front of your natural teeth. The facade is made to look like real teeth, so no one will know that you are wearing them. Veneers can help modify the look of the fronts of your teeth. It can help create a straighter smile, help conceal discolored, cracked or chipped teeth, or change the appearance of the shape and size of your teeth.
If you have a missing tooth, you may be interested in Bridges. A bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by either a crown or real tooth on both sides of the tooth. Bridges fill the gap that is left behind by a tooth that has been removed, ensuring that you are not self conscious about your missing tooth.
A crown is a small, porcelain cap that is fitted over a tooth. It can help to reshape a tooth that is cracked or chipped. It can help cover and support a tooth that has a large filling. Or, it can be used to change the shape and appearance of one tooth, most commonly when the tooth is worn.
Dental implants are one of the newest procedures being offered. A dental implant is a false tooth connected to a metal screw. The metal screw is drilled into your jaw bone, holding the tooth firmly in place. An implant looks, feels and acts like a real tooth and is perfect for those who are missing a tooth and want something realistic looking and feeling.
Not every dental procedure is right for every situation. Contact Rochester Dental Health today to schedule your free consultation. Our dentists will help you select the procedure that is best for you based on the condition of your teeth, the condition of your jaw bone, the condition of your gums, your desired outcome and your budget.