Periodontal Splinting in Manteca CA
Realizing your teeth are loose can cause your blood pressure to rise a bit. You know that a healthy mouth includes sturdy teeth that stay in place when you talk or chew. When teeth become loose, it is often the result of periodontal disease. As gum tissue or bone tissue deteriorates, the structure that upholds each tooth becomes faulty. Stabilizing your teeth is essential in maintaining full oral function.
What Is Periodontal Splinting?
Periodontal splinting is a procedure that provides structural support for a tooth by anchoring it to its neighboring tooth. Dr. Damle will apply composite material – the same white material that we use to create tooth-colored fillings – with along the back of either two loose teeth, or a loose tooth and a strong neighboring tooth. The bond provides stability to both teeth, for reduced movement and improved function. Splinting is most often required on your bottom front teeth.
What Are the Benefits?
You need stable, sturdy teeth to chew your food and to speak clearly. In addition, wiggle room leaves spaces open between your teeth and your gums in which bacteria can invade, resulting in infections. Periodontal splinting offers a wide array of benefits that improve your daily function and comfort, while preventing future problems. Look over the following advantages if you are considering this procedure:
- Splinting provides cost-effective support to teeth.
- This process offers a final course of action before tooth extraction, allowing us to save your natural tooth.
- Stopping tooth movement alleviates the movement that invites bacteria beneath your gums, which may lead to periodontal disease.
- Having stable teeth improves your quality of life by making chewing and speaking more comfortable and successful.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If your teeth are loose, speak with Dr. Damle and our team about periodontal splinting. You are a good candidate if you have loose teeth, but your jawbone density can still support your teeth. If you have periodontal disease, we prefer to save your natural teeth and restore the surrounding tissue. However, if periodontal disease has done significant damage, we may need to extract the loose tooth and discuss replacement options, such as dental implants.
Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.
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