Having a healthy smile can certainly go a long way to improving your confidence and appearance. Of course, if you have any damage to your teeth this can certainly affect your self-esteem, not to mention how well your teeth actually function. Luckily, our Hingham, MA, dentist Dr. John Burns can provide the restorative care you need to improve your smile. Some restorative options to consider include:
Do you have a tooth that is pretty badly cracked or fractured? If so, this is a dental emergency that needs to be addressed right away. While this might cause some alarm, don’t worry. Our Hingham, MA, general dentist has just the restoration to protect the tooth from further damage and to make sure it’s fully functional again.
A dental crown is a hollow tooth-shaped restoration that fits over the entire visible portion of a tooth. While crowns can also be used to improve the look of a tooth, in most cases it’s used to restore and protect a weak tooth.
If you want an easy way to replace one or more missing teeth in a row then a dental bridge may be your best option. A bridge is often fixed in place by two dental crowns, which are placed over healthy natural teeth to support the false teeth in the middle. A bridge is designed to fill the gap with artificial teeth that are custom-made to look just like the real thing. In as little as two visits you could have a complete smile again.
If you are okay with waiting a bit longer to replace one or more missing teeth then dental implants may be the way to go. An implant takes over the responsibility of your missing tooth’s roots. Implants even fuse together with natural bone and tissue so that you’ll have a permanent restoration.
Are you interested in the dentistry options we offer? If so, then it’s time you called our Hingham, MA, dental office to learn more about what we can do for your smile. You won’t be sorry!
By John M Burns DDS
July 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures