Teeth that are either decayed, chipped, discolored or even missing, are entitled to specialized restorative care. Depending on the need, there are several options available, from minimally invasive to more complex dental treatments.
Decayed or chipped teeth may need to be restored or filled, and no matter the material, the dental procedure is the same. If you could have natural looking fillings instead of metal, wouldn't you choose one over the other?
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth.
When a tooth (or maybe more than one) has to be taken out and needs immediate replacement, a dental flipper or a partial plate might be the best and fastest solution to fill the gap, as a bridge to a more permanent treatment.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative dental to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.