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Chapel Hill Restorative Dentistry

The term professionals in the dental industry use  to describe fillings, caps or crowns, implants, bridges, or otherwise replacing missing or damaged teeth is “restorative dentistry.” The prevention of health issues in the future or to restore a natural smile is the goal.  

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom-made “cap” that fits over a damaged, decayed, or otherwise unattractive tooth. Crowns offer many benefits, including  protecting and restoring the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of ceramics, metals, resin, and porcelain. Custom crowns are almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth. 

Dental Bridges

Tooth bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Using at least three crowns, we span the space of the missing tooth by placing crowns over the healthy teeth on either side of the gap to support an unanchored crown. With custom bridgework, it is almost impossible to tell the fixed bridge apart from the real teeth next to it.

Dental Implants

Tooth implants are commonly used to replace missing teeth and improve chewing efficiency. They can boost your confidence and enhance your overall health. It is the healthiest and most satisfying way of replacing missing teeth. The implanted teeth don’t affect your speech or the way you eat. Your jawbone remains healthy and your facial structure won’t be impaired.

Dentures

Removable appliances used to replace missing teeth are called dentures. If all or some of your natural teeth have been lost because of injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, both your appearance and health can benefit from replacing the missing teeth. You will be able to eat and speak more easily with full, partial or overdentures. Meadowmont Dentistry specializes in custom-fitted dentures that look natural, restore function, and support proper facial contours.