Need Biting Force? Try Tooth Replacement! [BLOG]
A summer picnic or cookout can be big fun, unless you are currently struggling with bad teeth or missing teeth and are without your full biting force. If that sounds like your plight, we want you to know that our Warrenton, VA dental office has several great tooth replacement solutions that can be custom-built around your needs and budget in order to give you better chewing power and a big boost in confidence.
The team here at Drs. Yung and Jelinek are trained to work with many mediums: crowns and bridges, dentures, and even dental implants. During your consultation, we can talk through every available option and show you exactly what to expect from the procedures, well in advance. So, keep reading to hear more about the possibilities and then be sure to call our Warrenton, VA dental office today at 540-253-1377 or fill out our online form to schedule a non-emergency appointment.
Crowns And Bridges Can Restore A Smile
Crowns and bridges have been used for decades to get patients smiling big again. The dental crown is placed right over the top of the tooth, once the tooth is filed down. A dental crown is used for a number of reasons, including: deep decay, cracks, chips, heavy stains, correcting bite problems (like TMJ issues), in conjunction with dental implants, etc.
A dental bridge uses a series of crowns to fill the gap created by a missing tooth. This restoration is supported by the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. As such, a bridge requires us to file down healthy teeth. However, with proper care, bridges and crowns can last for years. Around here, we are using lifelike materials like porcelain and zirconia that are extremely natural-looking and hold up well over the long run.
Modern Dentures Are Still An Option
Human ingenuity led to the early development of dentures, which are one of the oldest forms of tooth replacement still in use by dentists everywhere. A classic-style denture relies on suction and fit to stay in the mouth, and many patients with dentures use adhesives to keep their appliance where it needs to be. At our office we are able to craft a partial denture or full denture (that cover the entire arch), depending on your situation.
Unfortunately, many patients with removable dentures still have trouble eating foods like apples, raw vegetables, nuts, and steak. If you have missing teeth and need an alternative that will nearly match the power of your natural teeth, then dentures might not be your best option. Fortunately, we have another way to help: dental implants .
Dental Implants Are The Best Bet For Most
Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option out there. The nice thing is that our dental implants nearly match the power of natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want again and smile with complete confidence. Plus, patients with dental implants no longer have to worry about dental sores or having their teeth fly out of their mouth.
Implants are strong and versatile. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or all of your teeth. Dental implants are made from titanium, a material that naturally fuses with bone. So, once the implant is placed into the bone, it literally becomes part of your body. The implant itself acts like the root of your teeth and can be restored with a crown, bridge, or full arches restorations like dentures.
Find The Right Solution, Call Today!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. As you now know, there are many ways to fix your smile problems. Every patient’s situation is unique, and so we’ll make sure we find the right tooth replacement solution for restoring your mouth and meeting your smile goals. So, call Drs. Yung & Jelinek right away at 540-253-1377 or fill out our online form to schedule your restorative dentistry appointment in Warrenton, VA.