No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.
If you broke a tooth and there is a huge chunk off the top, but you don't want to get rid of the entire tooth, the best corrective option may be a dental inlay. There are a lot of benefits to having an inlay put on to fix a break, instead of replacing the entire tooth or shaving the tooth down. Here are a few reasons why you want to talk with your dentist about getting an inlay put in your mouth.
Match Your White Smile
The porcelain inlay is going to be white, so it's going to match your natural smile and it won't shine like metal when you talk or open your mouth. This makes it difficult for anyone to notice that you've even had any work done on your smile, and they won't know that you have an inlay over the damaged tooth. Brushing regularly will keep the inlay white over time.
Preserve the Tooth
For a dental implant you would have to remove a majority of the tooth, and for a dental bridge they may want to extract the tooth or shave it down. With the inlay you can preserve the original tooth, and you can protect the root of the tooth from getting exposed to bacteria by putting the inlay over the exposed and open areas.
Have a Fast Recovery
With a bridge you would have to adjust to having a unit put in the mouth that makes it difficult to floss around the damaged tooth. The bridge makes a few of your teeth act like a single unit. With an implant you would have to deal with an extraction and then healing from the implantation. With an inlay you can go to the office, have the inlay bonded on quickly, and resume your eating habits within hours of having it put in.
The inlay is going to be easy to brush and floss around, so you don't have to worry about jeopardizing your oral health to get the smile that you want and that you're comfortable with. Don't ignore the damaged tooth and let bacteria get inside the damaged area, since this could lead to a rotting tooth and root, and it could even lead to a dental abscess. Instead, get to the dentist to see if a dental inlay could help repair the damage in your tooth or if something else is needed.
For more information, contact a professional like Dr. David K. Skeels.