Is It Time to Replace a Dated Restoration or Prostheses?

Time to Replace a Restoration

When you look in the mirror, is the first thing you notice a dated filling or other restoration? Worse, do you have a hard time enjoying meals because of the discomfort caused by an old, and now ill-fitting prostheses or dental restoration? Over time, many people become unhappy with their outdated dental work, especially those with noticeable metal restorations such as metal amalgam fillings or dental crowns. Fortunately, if you do think it’s time for your smile to get an update, there are more natural-looking andmore comfortable restorative solutions that can help restore your smile!

Porcelain Crowns Inspire Great Comfort and Confidence

One of the most commonly recommended forms of modern restorations is a porcelain crown. This is a solution prized for both its longevity and its beauty. That is because porcelain is very similar to natural teeth enamel. That means it can be cared for like natural teeth, and that it will age similarly to natural teeth, as well, allowing for long-lasting and natural-looking restorations. (In fact, this is why porcelain veneers are also one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry.)

Yet, because porcelain is strong and built to withstand the pressure of chewing, a porcelain crown can look natural and feel comfortable for years.

Dental Bridges and Dental Implants Provide Added Stability

Speaking of crowns, full crowns can be used as dental prostheses, as well as restorations for damaged teeth. Crowns are commonly used as part of a dental bridge or dental implant, to help complete a smile after tooth loss. In the case of unsupported dentures that have become uncomfortable, or if they simply don’t inspire confidence, a dental bridge or implant can be a great alternative, one that offers far more security while chewing.

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