Are you the one hiding in the back of group photos or keep your lips shut in selfies? Do you have extensive dental work due to cavities caused by past oral hygiene neglect? You should not have to suffer and hide your beautiful smile from others. No matter how much dental work you may have, a restorative dentist can help rebuild your smile.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and management of dental diseases and the rehabilitation of the teeth’s functions and proper look. Restorative dentistry encompasses endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics.
Common Restorative Dental Treatments Include:
- Inlays, Onlays & Veneers
- Root Canals
- Dental Fillings
- Tooth Extractions
- Teeth Whitening
All these procedures help enhance the structure, function, shape and look of your teeth.
What Restorative Dentistry Can Fix
There are many restorative dental procedures out there and each one is made to address a specific problem. Dentures, for example treat the issue of multiple missing teeth and crowns help cover and protect teeth that have been fractured or broken. Below are the major dental problems that restorative dentistry procedures help treat:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Crooked or misshapened teeth
- Tooth loss
- Discolored teeth
- Overcrowding and gaps between teeth
- Gum disease
How to Tell if You Need Restorative Dentistry
While you may have heard that you should go to the dentist at least every six months, it can be tempted to go longer in between visits, especially if you don’t feel or see anything abnormal about your teeth and gums. This is one of the hard things about the need for dental restoration work. You may be in need of restoration treatment and not know it. This is why it is important to listen to your dentist and go in every six months.
Other symptoms, on the other hand, are obvious and noticeable. Here are some of the most common symptoms?
- Grey or dark lines along a tooth
- White patches on the tooth, which could indicate dental decay or weakening enamel
- Tooth sensitivity to touch, chewing and hot or cold temperatures
- A chip or crack in a tooth
- Overly red, inflamed, sensitive or bleeding gums
- Excessive worn teeth
- Sore, achy or tight-feeling jaws, which could indicate Bruxism or TMJ
Whether your teeth and gums look and feel fine or you experience pain or a tooth doesn’t look right, you’ll find a wide range of restorative dental services at StoneCrest Family Dentistry. Even if you don’t feel like you need to see a dentist, we encourage you to visit us every six months. At StoneCrest Family Dental, we care as much about your teeth as you do. We strive to save every tooth and use our knowledge, experience and expertise to bring you the best smile possible. What are you waiting for? Give us a call today if you’re tired of being embarrassed about your smile or you’re over the constant pain.