When a patient is missing a tooth (or several teeth), we often recommend implant dentistry, one of the most advanced tooth-replacement options available. Dental implants work by anchoring artificial replacement teeth (dentures, crowns, and bridges) directly to the jawbone. Unlike tooth-supported restorations, they do not slip or slide, so patients can enjoy incredible self-confidence, laughing, speaking, and eating without having to worry about an unstable artificial tooth. The primary benefit of implant dentistry in the context of restorative dentistry is that it allows a dentist to completely restore functionality to the tooth. Implant-supported restorations look and feel indistinguishable from natural teeth and, often, a patient is able to enjoy oral functionality as good as or better than it was before the tooth was lost.
When a tooth is cracked, broken, chipped, or badly decayed, a dental crown may be the best solution. A dental crown is used to protect and cover a damaged tooth to restore its functionality. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants or to cover a tooth after root canal therapy. When appropriate, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey provides beautiful porcelain crowns that look so realistic that we can use them in cosmetic dentistry for a smile makeover. To craft crowns, we use iTero™ technology, an advanced piece of equipment that eliminates the need for messy trays and provides an incredibly comfortable fit. For more information on reconstructive dentistry with dental crowns, contact our Morris County, New Jersey office today.
Dental bridges are one of the more common tooth-replacement options. Bridges have the advantage of being an attractive yet relatively inexpensive option for replacing a missing tooth (or a few missing teeth). Bridges anchor an artificial tooth between the surrounding natural teeth, restoring the patient’s oral functionality. Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey utilizes iTero™ technology for bridge placement, which makes being fitted for a bridge incredibly quick and comfortable. If you are considering tooth-replacement with dental bridges, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
To learn more about having your smile rejuvenated with reconstructive dentistry, contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey in Morristown, serving the Morris County, NJ area. We provide implant dentistry and other options to give patients the smiles they deserve.