Dental restorations are not standardized; there are dozens of methods and procedures to repair, reshape, and enhance your smile. Your dentist will usually sit down with you and tell you about the pros and cons of each procedure. A good dentist will even recommend what they think is their best method, but will ultimately leave the final choice up to you. It is your process after all, and you need to pick whatever makes feel safer and comfortable. In Dental Solutions we always put our patients first; we believe in bringing down that obsolete notion that dentistry has to be a nightmare.
Choosing between braces and prosthetic
Let’s say you are thinking about dental restorations; your dentist proposes two very different paths, both leading to the same result, a beautiful smile. On one hand you have and orthodontic procedure, on the other, prosthetic and implants. What do you do?
Before making any choices, you need to sit down and think long and hard. Each paths has its benefits as well as its obstacles, and understating what you are getting yourself into is going to help you make the best choice for you.
Perhaps, the single most significant element to keep in mind is how long are you willing to wait; orthodontic dental restoration takes time, we are talking 2 years on average. You are going to need to make space on your schedule for monthly appointments, as well as emergency consultations for accidents, like brackets falling off.
Secondly, there is also the matter of discomfort, as we’ve said before, orthodontic procedures aren’t as painful as they used to; but discomfort is to be expected after every appointment. A person with a low pain threshold might think twice before embarking on this journey.
Why aren’t prosthetic the obvious solution for dental restorations?
With everything we’ve said until know, that is a good question. Simply put, nothing beats real teeth, a natural tooth will tend to last longer than a prosthetic; and certain procedures may involve minor surgeries, implants, bone grafting, and tooth extractions. Also, braces are usually less expensive as you don’t have to build the prosthetic or buy the implants.
Honestly, it’s hard to say which option is better; they are both excellent choices for dental restorations. And in fact, both methods can be used in conjunction to achieve some impressive results. The only real questions we have to ask is: what do you want? and how long are you willing to wait to get it?. Give us those answers and we will do everything in our power to give you the smile of your dreams.