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A Brief Overview of Replacing Lost, Damaged Teeth

 

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Dr. Mike Sagman graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and practiced as a restorative and cosmetic dentist in the Newport News area for more than four decades. These days, Dr. Mike Sagman serves as president and chief executive officer of Clicks and Traffic, LLC, and as the owner and managing editor of DogFoodAdvisor.com.

Restorative dentistry is a term used to describe oral services and surgical procedures designed to return the mouth to a healthy, functional state. One of the most common examples of restorative dentistry, which includes a number of prosthetic dental procedures, involves the replacement of missing or damaged teeth.

During restorative procedures, dentists prioritize retaining as many of the natural teeth as possible.

When a tooth has been completely lost or damaged beyond repair, dental professionals may make use of dental implants, bridges, or partial or complete dentures as a way of restoring oral integrity and limiting the spread of bacteria and plaque.

Not only can restorative dentistry help prevent the development of future cavities, it also allows the mouth to evenly distribute the stress of chewing and avoid added pressure on remaining natural teeth.