Restorative dentistry is an aspect of dentistry that focuses on restoring teeth after they’ve been lost for some reason. There are a number of different ways to restore teeth, and the method that our dentist recommends will be determined by your individual needs and circumstances. The most commonly used restorative techniques are bridges, dentures, and implants.
Dental bridges are used by our dentist to replace one to several missing teeth. They’re called bridges because the replacement tooth is anchored to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, spanning the gap. This is a simple replacement and is one of the most common.
Dentures are a very common replacement for missing teeth. They are generally for when our patient is missing multiple teeth next to each other, or all of their teeth. Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu will send an impression of your mouth to a dental lab where a custom-fitted denture will be made to replace any teeth you’ve lost.
Dental implants are false teeth that are surgically placed in your jaw to replace the root and crown of your missing tooth They are the most secure tooth replacement available, and the longest lasting tooth restoration. They can be more expensive at first, but are often more cost effective in the long run.
To discuss your restorative dentistry options with Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu, call Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona, today. Our team will be glad to assist you.