Restorative dentistry implements the repairing of tooth structure that has been destroyed.
Restoring your teeth to as close to their original ability will help you chew food properly as a loss of any tooth will impact the process which puts added stress on the existing teeth. Tooth loss can also be unattractive as a gap in the smile is unnatural and back teeth missing can give the look of a sunken face.
Luckily today in South Africa we have leading dentists who can tackle any restorative dentistry with ease.
Our dentists have made many advances in dental aesthetics and can guarantee a beautiful smile.
Duplicating the natural function and visual appearance of your missing teeth can be difficult to achieve.
Dental implants are aesthetic replacements for lost teeth that provide the same use as your own tooth root.
One or more missing teeth can have an affect aesthetically and functionality of your smile.
Lost teeth can cause a change in occlusion (bite), movement of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), speech problems, an increased risk for a greater chance of tooth decay.
A dental Implant is a small cylinder-looking rod. It replaces the root of the tooth, and it acts like an anchor for the replacement tooth structure your dentist will add.
This cylinder attaches to the surrounding bone structure and it integrates over time with the patient’s own bone.
After a healing period the cylinder will be ready for the addition of the tooth structure.
A screw of the implant is attached to the cylinder and this looks very similar to the normal screws we use.
It has a main body which has a collar that fits on the top of the cylinder.
On top of the collar would have the new tooth attachment e.g. a crown or bridges or even dentures.
These structures will be used to replace the tooth missing.
There are many different brands on the market and your dentist will use the one he is most comfortable with.
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