Your smile says a lot about you. If you don’t like to smile because you don’t like the way you look, you may be sending the wrong message about yourself to others. Fortunately, restorative dentistry can improve your smile and turn it into a more accurate reflection of your personality.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Ramon Durán is a skilled dentist with extensive experience improving patient smiles through various restorative procedures. A few of the treatments he offers to restore smiles include:
- Dental implants
- Implant supported dental bridges
- TMJ therapy
- Full mouth reconstruction
Crowns are frequently used to restore broken or damaged teeth. They are also placed at the top of a dental implants.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and are composed of three main parts: the fixture, abutment and prosthesis. The fixture (also known as the implant post) is placed in the jawbone. The abutment is placed on top of the fixture and attaches the prosthesis to the implant post.
Implant supported dental bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges, but instead of being anchored to adjacent healthy teeth, they are supported by implants. This minimizes damage and stress to your healthy, natural teeth.
TMJ therapy can involve the use of a mouth guard, other oral appliances or steps for reducing stress-related teeth grinding. If your TMJ problems are serious, reconstructive procedures may be necessary to relieve stress on your temporomandibular joint.
Full mouth reconstruction usually consists of multiple procedures designed to combat oral health problems. Full mouth reconstruction is done to restore your oral health rather than just improve your appearance.
Dentures are an affordable and convenient treatment for tooth loss. There are different types of dentures available, including removable and fixed types.
The goal of restorative dentistry is to improve your smile’s appearance while improving dental function at the same time. If you aren’t sure what procedures you would like to have, Dr. Durán can develop a customized treatment recommendation for you based on the current state of your smile and your long-term goals. To get started, contact our practice in San Juan, PR today!