What’s your favorite food during the Thanksgiving holiday? Is it the yams? Or perhaps some homemade mashed potatoes? A nice dish full of macaroni and cheese? The turkey that you’ve slaved over for hours? The stuffing that you tirelessly prepared? Thanksgiving sure has a lot of delicious foods available.
Think of all that food for a moment. Then think about how frustrating it is to not be able to eat all the foods you love. Many of our memories from childhood center around food, not just the turkey at Thanksgiving. Think about the chocolate bunnies you ate around Easter-time. Or remember the nice corned beef you eat for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s easy to see that food plays a big part in our memories and desires.
At Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio we take great pride in restoring our patient’s ability to chew. We have helped countless patients regain variety in their diets, and enjoy the holidays more fully. We can restore damaged teeth, we can restore broken teeth, we can even replace missing teeth. In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to talk a little bit more about some of the ways we can get you chewing that turkey again.
At Advanced Dental Associates, we offer dental crowns, dental implants, and dentures. We can use a dental crown to restore a tooth which has been damaged by neglect, improper care, an accident, tooth decay, or even genetics. We can preserve jawbone and restore a missing tooth with our incredible dental implant techniques. If you have dentures, we can offer you an incredible amount of stability with implant-supported dentures.
Relieve Pain and Toothaches with a Dental Crown
A dental crown is one of the best techniques available for restoring a tooth. Sometimes tooth decay is too severe to be repaired by only a dental filling. When other measures fail or are inadequate, a dental crown can save the day. We use dental crowns to fix decay, we use crowns to repair damage caused by excessive wear and fractures to the tooth, we use crowns to cap a tooth after cleaning it our with a root canal. Most crowns are made out of porcelain; they act almost as a cap for your teeth, preserving the original root structure of your teeth and protecting and replacing the crown of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent match for your natural teeth. We also offer crowns that are made out of pure zirconia. Zirconia is an extremely strong material, far more durable than porcelain. Zirconia is actually as strong and reliable as a gold crown. We shape our Zirconia crowns with digital scanning; these crowns have an incredible fit and appearance.
Restore a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant
A missing tooth can make it much harder to chew. A missing tooth also looks bad; do you want to smile and feel free of the shame of a missing tooth. But the problems may not even end there; a missing tooth causes several things to happen. Your jawbone will actually start to shrink because it no longer has to hold the tooth. A missing tooth can also cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place. As your teeth shift, they begin to loosen and may be at-risk for falling out.
A dental implant does more than just replace your tooth; a dental implant actually stops all of the other problems from occurring. A dental implant takes the place of your natural tooth root; a implant is actually a titanium screw which fuses into your jawbone. A dental implant is then capable of supporting a bridge of artificial teeth, an artificial tooth, or even a set of dentures. Dental implant restorations make you proud to smile; they also ensure that you can eat your favorite foods in comfort.
Secure Your Dentures with Dental Implants
Dental implants are also capable of securing your dentures into place. That means you’ll never have to worry about dentures falling out during a meal, or while you’re speaking. After we install dental implants into your jawbone, we use them to hold a ball and clasp system or a ball and socket system. Your dentures are then held place by this system; they can still be removed, but they will never fall out of your mouth during a meal! If you already have dentures, we can actually modify your existing dentures to work with these system.
Make An Appointment
Do you want to chew in peace? Free of pain and discomfort? Then schedule an appointment with Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX. You can reach our office by calling 210-819-5233.