What Can Restorative Dentistry Do for Your Smile? Part Two

Can Restorative Dentistry Help Your SmileAre you worried that you may need restorative dentistry, to treat a dental symptom that has grown worse with time? Have you become tired of trying to cope with dental discomfort when you eat, unsightly damage like a chip or crack when you talk, or even noticeable plaque buildup when you smile? If so, stop shying away from smile-improving restorative dental care. Your dentist can provide a number of functional and beautiful ways to help address your concerns, improve your oral health, and leaving you smiling comfortably and confidently quickly.

When You Skip Preventive Care, You May Develop Oral Health Problems

Failing to attend regular dental checkups and cleanings, or skipping out on daily dental hygiene, can lead to a host of dental issues, the most common of which are dental cavities. Many studies indicate almost 90 percent of Americans will struggle with dental cavities during their lives.

Fortunately, in many cases, a simple dental filling can help to repair the damage created by cavities, helping to protect the tooth against further acid erosion and also helping to prevent infection. In more severe cases, however, root canal treatment may be required to first eliminate an existing infection, and then a crown may be recommended to seal the tooth from further decay.

Another common problem is periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease. If detected early enough, a thorough dental cleaning may be enough to reverse the symptoms of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. Approximately 75 percent of Americans could be struggling with gum disease, currently. If you might be one of them, talk to your restorative dentist about how periodontal therapy, a form of deep cleaning, could help.