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Learn What’s Wrong and How Restorative Dentistry Can Help

Teeth problems and other oral health issues can do much more than affect the beauty of your smile. They can make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, beverages, and even time with friends and family, due to sensitivity or pain, noticeable issues like chipped or loose teeth, which can cause insecurity and embarrassment. Thankfully restorative dentistry makes it possible to cope with all kinds of dental issues, so you can do more important things than try to hide your smile. You can get back to loving life without any pesky dental problems getting in the way.

Coping with Chips or Cracks

In some cases, minor chips or cracks can be corrected using the same material used for modern dental fillings and a cosmetic procedure, known as dental boding. This composite resin material is durable and adheres to teeth very well, creating beautiful and strong restorations.

However, if the chip or crack is severe, or on a highly used part of your tooth, the dentist may recommend a dental crown, which can help protect fragile teeth from breaking.

What to do About Infections

Infected teeth generally require root canal treatment in order to rid the tooth of the infection, as well as any other debris that may have entered the damaged tooth. Root canals, while more invasive than other treatments like fillings, are an excellent way to avoid the need for an extraction in many cases.

How Can a Cavity Be Treated?

Cavities, if caught early, can generally be treated with a simple dental filling. This involves cleaning the affected tooth, and then applying composite resin to help fill any holes created by the decay. This can help prevent infection, and also beautify a smile once riddled with the kind of dark grey or black marks often noticeable when a cavity is present.