Oral appliances are a significant part of dental treatments. Various devices are removable or permanent for several dental conditions. It helps to repair or restore a damaged tooth. Tod Anderson DDS family and cosmetic dentistry provide dental appliances to patients after determining their requirements.
Types of Permanent Dental Appliances
Braces are an orthodontic treatment advised to patients who want to straighten their teeth. Once the braces have been fixed on to the teeth, they can only be removed or adjusted with the help of a dentist. After the purpose of the treatment has been attained, the braces can be removed permanently.
The dental bridge also referred to as the pontic, is a dental appliance that replaces a missing tooth. It is held up by the adjacent teeth and permanently fixed to the gums.
Crowns and Fillings
People who have damage in the teeth caused by decay or trauma are treated by filling them or concealing them with dental crowns. Crowns are dental caps that are bonded onto the damaged teeth to hide the deformities after the decay is removed. Fillings are used to fill the hole in the tooth formed due to decay. Both the treatments demonstrate durability but may need to be repaired in the future in case of any damages.
Types of Removable Dental Appliances
Dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. It can be partial or complete denture, depending on the dental condition of the patient. It can be removed and worn by the person whenever required.
Patients who experience teeth grinding when they sleep are directed to use mouthguards. This oral appliance protects the teeth against grinding. It is worn by the patient when they sleep and removed after waking up.
Modern technologies have enabled oral appliances like Invisalign in orthodontic treatment. It is a customized dental aligner that helps to shift the teeth to their proper positions. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for about 22 hours a day for proper effectiveness. The patients can remove them while eating and for cleaning their teeth, which increases the convenience of use when compared to traditional braces.
Oral appliances provide highly effective outcomes for the patients. At Tod Anderson DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the patient receives holistic care from our dentists during their dental treatments, including providing dental appliances. Call us at (408) 540-7813 and book an appointment to know about dental hygiene and receive a complete dental checkup.