If you break or damage a tooth, a crown is a great option to restore the area and prevent further injury. But what do you do if the impairment is irreparable, or the entire tooth is lost? At Riverside Dental Group in California, we can help you replace a severely harmed or lost permanent tooth. Each patient has their unique circumstances, and your prosthetic will be crafted to meet your needs. Before you receive your dentures or bridge, read today’s blog to learn how they help.
Is A Bridge Right For You?
A bridge is suitable for patients with one or more missing teeth in the same row. This may be due to an accident, tooth grinding, or other conditions. If you have lost the tooth due to periodontal disease, it is still possible to have this place, but you must first get your condition to a manageable state.
To receive this prosthetic, you will first have a consultation with your dentist. This will help assess the health of your oral cavity and determine if a bridge is the best option. If you have several missing teeth in different areas, a denture may be suggested instead. Then, an impression of your smile will be sent to a lab to create the prosthetic. Your teeth may need to be shaved down before this to prepare them for the bridge. Finally, the bridge will be cemented in place.
When Are Dentures Necessary?
Patients with more severe tooth loss may benefit from dentures. Depending on your needs, your dentist will help determine if a full or partial denture is better for you. A full set replaces an entire arch, whereas a partial set allows you to keep the remaining natural teeth while replacing the lost ones.
The process of receiving dentures is similar to getting a bridge. You will need a consultation, some preparations may be performed, and an impression will be sent to the lab. Once your dentures are created, the dentist will have you try it on to ensure it fits comfortably. You can wear these when you eat but remove them when you need to brush your teeth every day. This can help you chew better, speak easier, and have more confidence in your smile again.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Call your closest Riverside Dental Group location today to schedule a consultation for prosthetics.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-229
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.