Smile Restoration and Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Raleigh, North Carolina
Restoring your smile has never been easier – call Raleigh Dental Loft today at (919) 859-4500. We will help you schedule an appointment and consultation about full mouth rehabilitation.
Many different factors can damage your smile. At Raleigh Dental Loft, we have seen every type of mouth injury and tooth loss that requires cosmetic and restorative dental care. Sometimes, the damage and loss of teeth are so severe that the only solution is full mouth reconstruction.
We offer comprehensive dental care to suit your individual needs, from replacing a few missing teeth to a complete treatment plan for dental implants. Learn more about our experience and results on our website, or check out our customer reviews to determine what our patients think of their experience at Raleigh Dental Loft.
Dental crowns are an ideal solution to repair your damaged smile and restore the look of your teeth. Crowns are often associated with cosmetic dentistry procedures, but they are a vital part of many restorative procedures. Dental crowns protect the teeth and are always the final step in a root canal procedure because they cover the repaired tooth until the site can heal.
Types of Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are strong, stain-resistant, and look very natural. These types of crowns are also metal-free, which makes them ideal for patients who have metal allergies.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns have a metal core. The porcelain is baked onto the outside, creating a robust and long-lasting crown that is perfect for front teeth that need to look good, as well as be strong enough to bite and not break.
Dental bridges are prosthetics that bridge a gap between two teeth, and they are made of metal and porcelain. Dental crowns anchor to the surrounding teeth called the abutment teeth, and the replacement tooth is suspended between them. These bridges restore your bite, allowing you to chew, eat, drink, talk, or do anything else.
Dental bridges prevent future damage to your teeth and jaw by correcting your bite and preventing teeth from shifting into empty spots. This type of treatment can also help prevent gum erosion and gum loss.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are three types of bridges, and the kind required to restore your smile depends on what teeth you still have.
Traditional bridges are used for single teeth that are missing. This popular type of bridge fits onto the surrounding teeth and is strong enough to replace missing molars. The downside of traditional bridgework is that your dentist has to remove enamel from your teeth to attach the crowns properly, so these teeth will always need dental crowns to protect them.
Cantilever bridges attach to only one tooth, and this one-sided support puts the surrounding teeth at risk of fracturing due to the imbalance.
Maryland bridges, or resin-bonded bridges, are most often used to replace front teeth. Instead of the crowns used in the other types of bridges, Maryland bridges use metal or porcelain bands to fasten the new tooth to the adjacent teeth.
Regardless of what type of bridge you and your dentist decide suits your needs the best, a temporary bridge will need to be placed before the final bridge is secured. Temporary bridgework is a plastic bridge that covers the abutment teeth after being prepared, protecting them from debris and bacteria until the permanent crown and bridgework have been crafted.
Dental Implant Restoration
For the most severe tooth loss and smile restoration cases, dental implants can restore your teeth seamlessly.
Dental implants are composed of three parts:
- A titanium screw that serves as the root for the implant
- The dental crown that is the visible part of the implant
- An abutment that goes into the screw and holds the screw and dental crown together
Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. Replacing a mouthful of teeth one at a time is impractical and expensive, so fixed bridges can complete full-mouth restoration along with implants in certain spots.
Learn More About Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Raleigh, NC
At Raleigh Dental Loft, we offer patients in the Raleigh, NC, area the cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental work they need to get their smiles back. For more information, call us at (919) 859-4500 and schedule an appointment for a consultation.