Sometimes our teeth may need to be extracted. Whether it is due to having impacted wisdom teeth, a tooth that has become infected or your dentist is preparing your overcrowded mouth for orthodontia, it is a scary thing to think about. You will be given an anesthetic to numb the area to help prevent pain while the extraction is performed. If your tooth is impacted the gum and bone tissue that covers the tooth itself will be cut away to give the dentist enough leverage to rock the tooth out from the root. Your dentist will reassure you through every step of the extraction process, making sure you are comfortable the entire time.
Crowns are used for a number of reasons, to protect a weak tooth from fracture, cover a dental implant, correct a poorly shaped or discolored tooth, to replace large fillings where there is not enough natural tooth remaining, and are also used when a tooth has had a root canal. Bridges are cemented to the natural surrounding teeth and are used to help replace one or more missing teeth, helping to prevent the remaining teeth from rotating or shifting into the empty space where a tooth has been removed.
Dentures are a removable device that replaces missing teeth and help to restore your beautiful smile. Whether you've lost a good portion and need a partial denture or all of your natural teeth and need complete dentures, dentures could be a good option for you. When we lose our natural teeth, it causes the skin in our cheeks to sag, promoting premature cheek muscle deterioration that makes us look older. Dentures replace your missing teeth for both functional and aesthetic purposes, you'll still be able to enjoy eating the foods you love, in addition to looking younger.
Our family dentist is here to provide you with all the services you need to keep your teeth and mouth happy and healthy. If you are in the Stamford, CT or Greenwich, CT areas and looking for a trusted family dentist, be sure to give us a call! We want nothing more than to keep your families teeth healthy for years to come. Call now
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