If you're worried about not being able to find an option other than braces for your to help fix your smile, fear not. In this post, our Warman dentists explain the other options available to you.
A mismatch in your jawbone can lead to extra space between your teeth, which in turn can lead to other oral health problems. Here are some procedures you can consider if, for whatever reason, braces are not an option for you.
A dental implant is a titanium-based artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored to your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or tooth in place. The advantage of using implants is that they are not supported by neighbouring teeth. This enables a more permanent and stable solution to missing teeth. After inserting the titanium root into your bone, the tissue and bone will fuse and heal around the implant.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and gums. They normally come in two varieties: full and partial dentures.
After all of your teeth have been extracted, complete dentures are put in your mouth. Your natural teeth are used to secure a partial denture to them using a clasp or other retaining mechanism. You can typically remove partial dentures from your mouth.
If your teeth are naturally widely spaced, dental veneers might be an option to reduce the gaps. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials that are used to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth and can alter their colour, shape, size, or length.
A crown can be used to restore the shape, appearance, and function of a tooth that has been damaged.
Following a root canal, a crown is frequently used to strengthen the tooth's structure. Additionally, crowns can be used to protect teeth from damage, hold a bridge in place, and support large fillings. Furthermore, dental implants are capped using them.
Much like veneers, dental bonding can be used to decrease the gaps between your teeth. Tooth bonding is a procedure in which your dentist repairs damage to one or more of your teeth using a tooth-coloured composite resin. It is usually a more cost-effective solution as it is normally less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures like crowns and veneers.