The winter holidays can be a lot of fun, unless you’re teeth are damaged or missing outright, leaving you without your full biting capacity. The good news for such an unfortunate situation is that our Warrenton, VA dental office is standing by with several great tooth replacement solutions that can be custom-designed to suit your specific needs and budget. At Drs. Yung and Jelinek we are prepared 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, ahead of time. 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
You may already know that dental crowns and bridges have been around for decades, but do you know the difference?
A dental crown can be 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 cavities, cracks, chips, tough stains, and for correcting bite problems (like TMJ issues), as well as 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. This means that 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.
Classic dentures depend 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 create a partial denture or full denture (that cover the entire arch), depending on your situation. Sadly, 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 bet. In these cases, we have another way to get you smiling big again: dental implants.
Dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement option out there and they very nearly match the biting power of natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want again and smile with 100 percent confidence. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about dental sores or having your teeth fly out of your mouth at the worst possible moments. Implants 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. A consultation with our team can uncover all of the smile-saving options that are currently available to you.
Call For An Easy Evaluation
We hope you are ready to find the right tooth replacement solution for restoring your mouth and meeting your unique smile goals. If 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. We’ll take care of the rest!