Options for restoring damaged or lost teeth

Article written byElite Dental Group

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but poor dental habits, lifestyle, and accidents can cause damage, decay, and gum disease. Modern dentistry offers several options to improve the health and appearance of your teeth:

Fillings – Fillings are some of the most widely used ways to restore damaged teeth. Although a filling will not replace a damaged tooth, it will correct the damage caused by decay. Fillings are available in several materials. Silver amalgam fillings are the most common as they are affordable and durable. However, if you prefer a discrete filling consider composite resin or porcelain fillings as they are the same color as teeth.

Bonding – To restore a chipped or broken tooth most dentists will recommend dental bonding. This will involve applying a composite resin to the tooth and shaping the resin. Bonding can also help to reattach a tooth that is broken, chipped, or cracked.

Crowns – Bonding and fillings can correct small dental issues, but larger dental concerns will require a crown. A crown is a cap that is placed on top of a severely damaged tooth. Crowns are tailor-made to fit the patient’s tooth. Although crowns are strong and last many years, it is important to protect them by avoiding hard, chewy foods. If you grind your teeth at night, it is best to speak to your dentist and request a nightguard that will help to relax your jaw and protect your crown.

Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in oral surgery in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services which include fillings, tooth extractions, and complex oral surgeries. If you are looking for wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale or dental implants in Glendale call for an appointment.