Maybe you were joking around when your favorite five year old’s head butted into yours, knocking your tooth out. Maybe while eating, you crunched down on something with a tough shell and cracked your tooth. Or maybe a few of your top teeth are discolored from age or an injury?
Whether your tooth loss or damage occurred recently or years ago, you have options to restore your smile!
Should I Consider Restorative Dentistry?
By repairing your missing tooth or teeth, you regain necessary functional capabilities, like chewing, laughing, talking, and smiling! Even if you’re used to hiding your smile after chipping a tooth, you can feel dramatically better with a gentle touch.
Why Should I Fix Damaged Teeth?
In addition to the physical discomforts of tooth loss, there are emotional side effects too: maybe you’ve felt embarrassment, shame, or loneliness? We understand that there is more to tooth loss than correcting your smile…it’s about getting to feel like yourself again.
Beware of Tooth Loss
If left untreated, tooth loss can lead to further dental issues such as bone loss, decay on other teeth, a misaligned bite, and migrating teeth. These changes can result in even more tooth loss, jaw pain or a face shape looks considerably older due to sagging or drooping from tooth loss.
You Have Options
From dental crowns and implants to bridges and dentures, we will help you smile again with dental care designed just for you. Dr. Smith is confident in finding the right choice together.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are tooth-colored ‘caps’ that correct misshapen teeth or replace missing ones, easily restoring your radiant smile. Dental crowns have the following benefits:
- Improve the appearance of a stained or misshapen tooth
- Corrects a chipped or damaged tooth
- Replaces a tooth or teeth that have weakened over time
- Restores a tooth after root canal therapy if a filling is not sufficient
Dental Implants: Permanent Restoration
A dental implant is a titanium base that fuses into the jawbone to support a dental crown, much like your natural tooth root.
Resistant to staining and cavities, they do not slip or shift in place and can actually reduce the risk for additional tooth loss in the future. Dental implants do not discriminate: they are available to patients of all ages and backgrounds! With proper care, dental implants will last a lifetime.
Do These Dentures Make Me Look Old?
Absolutely not! Modern technology has allowed patients to enjoy radiant smiles with full dentures that look more natural than ever.
For patients who desire smiles that feel like they’ve never lost teeth in the first place, implant supported dentures offer stable support and won’t slip or budge. And they don’t require goopy denture ‘glue’!
Tooth Loss Happens. We Can Help!
At Aurora Dental Care, we take a personal, caring approach in maintaining your dental and oral health. Call us today at (206) 729-0273 to ask us any questions or schedule an appointment!
We offer a number of convenient dental insurance options, from Group Health patients (now a WA branch of Kaiser Permanente) carrying Delta Dental of WA dental insurance to those carrying Premera, Regence, Aetna, Cigna. Give us a call today if you have questions about your dental insurance. We can help make sense of it with ease!