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Chewing Should Be Easy, And It Can Be With Restorative Dentistry

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If your teeth are supposed to do one thing well, it’s chew. You need to chew your food so you can eat it. But when you have dental pain or are missing teeth, the main thing teeth need to do becomes hard. At our Jeffersonville, IN dental office, you can get restorative dentistry to fix these problems. You soon will be able to chew easily.

What’s The Best Way To Fix A Cavity?

If you have a cavity, you could be having trouble chewing. Pressure from the cavity can make chewing hurt more. You need that cavity repaired, and we have several ways to do that. Tooth-colored composite fillings repair the damage and keep your teeth looking normal. If the cavity is big, you may need a dental crown instead. Same-day crowns are available at our office, which means your smile can be repaired in a single appointment! The same-day crown is made to match the rest of your teeth perfectly, and it will allow you to chew normally once again.

What If I’m Missing Teeth?

Sometimes, pain isn’t the reason behind problems with chewing. It’s simply a matter of not having the needed teeth. Try eating corn-on-the-cob without your front teeth, or carrot sticks without your molars. When you are missing teeth, it can be difficult to chew the foods you love and even need for your health. There are several ways you can have your missing teeth replaced. For single replacements, you can get a or dental implant. For more teeth, you can get cosmetic dentures or All-on-4® implants.

What’s the Difference Between Bridges And Implants?

Both are used to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges use a pair of crowns placed on neighboring teeth to hold a replacement tooth in the empty space. Dental implants connect the replacement tooth to an artificial root implanted in your jawbone. Bridges do not last as long, but they are more affordable and do not require oral surgery. Implants cost more, but they can last a very long time, if not a lifetime.

Do Dentures Still Work?

It’s true that dentures have been around for a while. That’s because they work. Cars have been around for a while. So has penicillin. What matters is not how old something is but whether it works, and dentures still work well. Our cosmetic dentures not only help you chew, however; they also look beautiful and realistic.

Partial dentures will replace several teeth in a row, holding onto your natural teeth for support. Full dentures replace full arches of teeth. Your dentures can even be held firmly in place with implants. You can also get All-on-4® implants. These fixed replacement teeth do not cover your palate and use a patented technique to give you greater stability.

Here at Kirchner Dental, we can help you get back to eating normally again. Call us today at 812-406-0914 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.