Teeth may be damaged by a number of causes, including tooth decay and facial trauma. In such cases, Dr. Nathanson can use restorative dentistry techniques to repair such damage.
Depending on the extent of the damage and where it is located on the tooth, different approaches can be beneficial. Dr. Nathanson will use the most conservative restoration that is appropriate for your case.
Restoring damaged teeth can help you avoid consequences like tooth loss, or when tooth loss does happen, this care can restore your smile’s appearance and normalize facial features. If you have a damaged tooth in need of repair, call our office to schedule an evaluation.
Strategies For Restoring Smiles Affected By Damage Or Tooth Loss
Different restorations will be appropriate in different cases. Recommended treatments may include the following:
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
The nature of the damage will determine the type of restoration used. Fillings and bonding are used to repair relatively small areas of compromised tooth material, while dental crowns are placed when more extensive damage is present.
Dental bridges and dentures restore a patient’s smile following tooth loss. Bridges are used to replace a single missing tooth or fill in a gap left behind by a small number of absent teeth. A patient with more extensive tooth loss, such as an entire affected arch, will receive dentures.
Importance Of Restoring Damaged Or Missing Teeth
There are many compelling reasons to consider restoring your smile after your teeth have been damaged or lost.
In the case of a damaged tooth, saving the tooth is associated with a variety of benefits for your oral health, as well as the appearance and function of your smile. Restorations can help patients to achieve this goal, along with preventing further damage to the tooth.
When a tooth has been lost to disease or injury, its absence can have a cascade of effects on the rest of the smile, including:
- Shifting of remaining teeth to fill in the empty space
- Bone atrophy
- Unusual forces and stresses on remaining teeth
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
Replacing missing teeth can help patients avoid these consequences.
Value Of Customized Restorations
Understandably, many patients are concerned with the appearance of their smiles, and restorations help to improve this aspect of your oral health, as well. Specifically, the restorations are customized to look as much like your biological teeth as possible. They may even improve on the aesthetics of your natural smile!
Because the restorations are tailored to your unique needs, they offer optimal aesthetics and comfort. Furthermore, you can make specific requests regarding the design of the restoration.