Accidents happen and teeth are not invincible. Even though the enamel that makes up your teeth is the strongest substance in your body, foods, drink, and accidents can greatly damage our teeth. However, thanks to modern medical advancements, there are now numerous ways to restore your smile. Dental prosthetics are often made of materials that make them look virtually identical to natural teeth.
If you have damaged an irreplaceable adult tooth, we understand the pain, frustration, and distress this may cause. After all, having your teeth fall out is a common literal nightmare! If you are seeking options to restore damaged or lost teeth in Sherwood Park through dentures, fillings, or other devices, consult with us today on how to restore your beautiful smile.
Dentists once removed teeth quite liberally. Nowadays, extractions are only performed if necessary. At Emerald Hills Dental Centre, we offer sinus repair and bone grafting treatments, as well as wisdom teeth surgery.
Bone Grafting is used in order to preserve or build up bone levels to allow replacement of teeth using implants.
Removing wisdom teeth helps prevent future dental problems. Not everyone gets wisdom teeth and not everyone needs to have them removed, but wisdom teeth cause problems when they grow in at odd angles, affecting your other teeth. Wisdom teeth are also more difficult to clean since they are so far back, so removing them lets you avoid infection. At Emerald Hills Dental Centre, we can provide oral surgery for difficult and impacted wisdom teeth.
If you have damaged teeth or have lost teeth altogether, prosthetic teeth are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Dentures are prosthetic replacement teeth for those who have lost multiple or all of their teeth. Partial or removable dentures are suitable for those who can’t support a bridge with their existing teeth. The dentures are held in place by a clasp that fits over natural teeth. Complete dentures are used to replace total loss of teeth, and are held in your mouth through suction.
Implants are an option for those who have lost one or multiple teeth. Implants are basically artificial roots made of titanium that are inserted directly into your jawbone. An abutment is attached to the implant and a prosthetic tooth is attached to the abutment. Implanted teeth look and act much like natural teeth so you brush and floss them the same way. If you require full dentures, you can also opt for non-removable implant dentures.
If you have accidentally knocked out a tooth, visit a dentist for an emergency appointment as soon as you can. Meanwhile, take note of the following tips: