Restorative dental treatments consist of anything that is done to give functionality back to damaged teeth. Sometimes, a restorative treatment will have the added benefit of giving you a better smile, but the primary purpose is simply to enable you to bite and chew the way you were meant to. Restorative dentistry treatments can fix cracked or chipped teeth, wear, gapping and crowding as well as other problems that could make it difficult for you to bite or chew effectively.
At Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL, we offer restorative procedures that are carried out using the most modern dental techniques and equipment.
Dental bridges, as you might gather from the name, are restorations that are created to bridge gaps due to missing teeth. We highly recommend dental implants as the most effective, natural-feeling means of restoring missing teeth, but we understand that not everyone can afford implants, since they are not covered by most dental plans. A dental bridge is the next best solution. A bridge consists of a series of crowns that are anchored by means of metal supports attached to the adjacent teeth. To have your bridge made, Dr. Maniscalco will take impressions of your teeth and deliver them to a lab. When your bridge comes back from the lab, he will check it for color, and do some adjustments to make sure that it fits properly.
Missing teeth need to be replaced in order for you to enjoy the foods you love, and to restore your appearance. No one should be afraid to smile, and a dental bridge can ensure that you are able to do so without embarrassment.To learn more about dental bridges, read our blog: benefits of dental bridges.
Not everyone can have dental implants, they are not in the budget for everyone. If this is the case for you, consider dentures. Modern dentures do not slide or slip, and they will work very much like your natural teeth.
Dental crowns can restore teeth that are damaged or discolored, so they are both restorative and cosmetic in nature. They require no more care than your natural teeth, and they can last for a very long time. They are made of porcelain, and colored to match the rest of your teeth.
For a natural looking and feeling solution to missing teeth, dental implants are quite simply the best option. With implants, you can replace just one tooth, or have a full set. At Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we offer single tooth, multi-tooth and All on 4 dental implants, as well as implant supported bridges and implant supported dentures.
Dr. Michael Maniscalco practices restorative dentistry at Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry, 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. You can reach him at 205-967-9100, or use the form on our Contact Us page to arrange an appointment.