A lost tooth can be restored in a couple of different ways. There are both removable options and permanent options, and each patient can make the choice based on their own goals and lifestyle. If removable teeth replacement is what you're looking for, dentures or a removable dental bridge may be the best choice. Options in fixed teeth replacements include dental implants and fixed dental bridges. Regardless of which option that you choose, the replacement teeth will be crafted according to the measurements of your mouth, which allows for a natural look.
It depends on the patient, but it is very common for dental implants to last for 10 to 15 years. Even when the dental implant needs replacement, it is often only the porcelain crown part of the implant that needs to be changed. The porcelain crown lasts for the same amount of time on a titanium implant that it would last on a genuine tooth. The framework part of the implant, which is installed in the jaw, often lasts for a lifetime.
When a tooth cracks, it becomes very vulnerable to bacteria and infection. If the crack is not repaired, there is a risk of the tooth eventually splitting into two pieces. The best solution for a cracked tooth is often a crown. If the crack was addressed promptly, the crown can be created and fitted atop the cracked tooth without additional dental procedures. However, if the cracked tooth has become damaged, it may require root canal therapy to make it healthy again before the crown can be placed. The crown will keep the tooth crack from spreading further and will allow you to use your tooth normally again.
At All Pro Dental Care, we accept most major insurance plans. We accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Extremely nice, clean, and professional. Will definitely make this my dentist for the future. Showed me exactly what work that needed to be done."
"Dr. Alkishtaini and Dr. Koussa are both experienced dentists. They have a new state of the art facility in Fairfax and they are both personable and gentle."