Restorative Dentistry Q&A

Are you missing your permanent teeth? Do you clench or grind your teeth under stress? Restore your smile at Enhanced Dental Care. Restorative dentistry is much more than just dental prosthetics. Using restorative dental treatments, our team can renew the full function and health of the teeth and gums. Call our office for restorative dentistry in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

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Restorative Dentistry Q&A in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Learn about your restorative dental options with answers to these popular questions:

How long do dental implants last?

Titanium implant posts are permanent. Even though patients may need to replace dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures over time, their implants should last for many years. During the implant process, the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone tissue beneath the gums. Keeping the implants and remaining teeth clean ensures permanent results.

Are bleeding gums a sign of gum disease?

If you brush aggressively, your gums may bleed whenever you care for your smile. However, bleeding gums may also be a sign of periodontitis or gum disease. Contact our office if you gently brush and floss but experience bleeding gums. Harmful bacteria that cause gum disease irritate the gums and can also make the gums appear red and swollen.

How can I treat teeth clenching and grinding?

Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is a sign of TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorders cause bruxism, jaw and tooth pain, and chronic headaches. Patients under stress or with TMD can clench and grind their teeth at night. Nightguards protect the teeth from tooth wear and prevent the teeth from grinding together. Wearing this custom-made oral appliance also removes pressure from the jaw joints.

What are inlays and onlays for?

If you have damaged or worn molars or premolars, we will often recommend inlays or onlays. These restorations are similar to crowns because they are made of porcelain ceramic. However, they cover different areas of the mouth. They are placed on top of the chewing surface of the tooth. Patients with teeth that cannot support a filling benefit from an inlay or onlay.

Do I need dental implants to secure my dental bridge or denture?

Although not every patient is a viable candidate for implant treatment, we recommend implant-secured restorations if patients have missing teeth. Compared to removable dental restorations, implant-secured bridges and dentures last much longer. Implants fully stabilize crowns, bridges, and dentures. They make it easier for patients to eat and speak without any slipping or messy adhesives.

Restore Your Oral Health

Do you need to treat your missing teeth, infected gum tissue, or a bite disorder? Contact Enhanced Dental Care for restorative dentistry solutions today. Call our office at (302) 306-5179.