It’s not uncommon for patients to ignore a dental problem, like obvious signs of decay or a sensitive tooth, to the point where a tooth is so damaged that it has to be removed. However, extraction of natural teeth is a worst-case scenario that proactive, restorative dentistry can prevent or postpone. Seeking restorative care with prostheses like dental crowns, fillings
, bridges and even veneers
comes with the following benefits:
Stopping the Progression of Decay
One of the primary goals of providing a dental restoration is to removed decayed portions of dental enamel and therefore prevent bacteria and decay from spreading to the inner canals of teeth or adjacent, healthy teeth. Unchecked, advanced decay can create tooth infections and necessitate more comprehensive restorations, making dental treatment a health-smart and budget-smart decision.
Promoting Function and Strength
We all need our teeth to bite and chew and if you’ve never experienced moderate or severe dental damage, it can be difficult to imagine how much of a disadvantage weak and decayed teeth can present. Patients often resort to chewing only on one side of their mouths to avoid broken or problematic teeth, but this only increases wear and tear on otherwise healthy teeth. With the right dental restoration, it’s possible to re-create the full health and function of damaged teeth, so patients can confidently enjoy food.
Creating Better Aesthetics
Decayed teeth feel uncomfortable and look less-than-pleasing. While restorative dentistry is primarily focused on preserving health and promoting function, there is an aspect to this type of treatment that helps to improve the way teeth look. Materials used and the customization of prosthesis is where cosmetic value comes into play; white dental materials that have the sheen of organic enamel, such as ceramic, porcelain, and zirconia, are typically the most sought-after for aesthetic effect. With proper attention to detail and craftsmanship, your dental restorations – whether that’s a crown, veneer, onlay, inlay, or dental bridge, can be made to closely match your real teeth.
Dental Health, Restoring Teeth, and Better Overall Wellness
There’s a close connection between the health of your smile and how healthy you are overall. Dental restorations help to eliminate and minimize bacteria that cause decay and spread to the rest of your body to place patients at greater risk for heart problems, diabetes, and stroke. At the Spring Valley Dental office of Eiad Haddad, DDS, we are adept at functionally and aesthetically restoring teeth to promote better total health.
If you have questions about dental restorations with porcelain crowns, veneers, or fixed bridges, call our office
today to speak to a member of our team.