How Restorative Dentistry Can Rescue Your Smile [BLOG]
No matter how consistent and responsible you are in regard to your oral and overall health, you’re still susceptible to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease at various points in your life.
That’s because we don’t live in a utopia where accidents never happen and your genetics are always working in your favor.
You could be in need of restorative dentistry to keep your smile intact and your oral health on track.
Dr. Garrett and our team at Carolina Bright Smiles want to let you know about ways restorative treatment in our Hillsborough, NC dental office can rescue your smile whenever necessary!
Remember, Safety First!
Obviously, Dr. Garrett wants your teeth to always be strong and safe. Keeping your natural teeth in a pristine state for as long as possible is ideal.
That’s possible by making preventive dental care a priority in your life.
You should visit Carolina Bright Smiles at least twice a year for deep cleanings and thorough exams. That way, we can use our advanced technology and early detection methods to successfully treat, or avoid, threats to your teeth.
Prevention is also about maintaining consistent good oral hygiene at home.
*Brush twice a day for two minutes each time.
*Floss at least once daily.
*Avoid excess sugar.
*Drink lots of water.
*Eat a healthy, nutritious diet.
*Use an athletic mouthguard if you’re involved in contact or high-intensity sports.
Now, all that said, you can still face problems with your teeth due to a number of factors out of your control like family history, accidents, and other issues.
The point is, always put safety first when it comes to your teeth and gums, and then rely on restorative dentistry at Carolina Bright Smiles when dental disaster strikes!
How Restorative Dentistry Can Rescue Your Smile
Even the most vigilant, dedicated person who brushes and flosses like they’re supposed to can face dental damage of some sort in a lifetime.
That’s why you’re fortunate that restorative dentistry is here to rescue your smile when you need it!
Here are just four ways restorative treatment can save your smile and your health:
*Eradicate Decay With A Dental Filling*
You won’t always know when tooth decay is ravaging your tooth. Routine dental exams will help us catch them early while they’re small enough to treat with a standard dental filling.
However, letting a cavity go untreated for long enough may require a dental crown because the cavity can widen and deepen, leaving insufficient healthy enamel behind.
Regardless, we will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and either fill or cover it with the appropriate restorative method so your smile is safe.
*Save A Broken Tooth With A Dental Crown*
When you break a tooth, it’s immediately compromised.
An accident or injury that results in a crack or hefty chip should be treated like a dental emergency so as not to leave you vulnerable to bacterial infection. As well, you don’t want to risk worsening the damage or losing the tooth altogether.
A dental crown can save the day because it’s made to look as lifelike as ever, and what’s more, our CEREC technology allows us to design and place the permanent crown in one convenient visit!
*Rescue Your Smile With Dental Implants*
A large gap in your smile because of a missing tooth is embarrassing. Several large gaps from many missing teeth is devastating, not just to your appearance, but your self-esteem.
Missing teeth also pose a threat to your oral health because it gives bad bacteria more places to hide and fester.
This puts you at risk of eventually losing all of your teeth if you don’t replace a lost tooth right away.
Dental implants in our Hillsborough, NC practice are the best solution for rescuing your smile. They’re placed inside your jawbone to bond with it naturally and are topped with a replacement tooth, likely a dental crown.
You get renewed bite strength and protect your oral health with dental implants.
*Repair Wear With Dental Veneers*
Wait. Dental veneers?
Aren’t veneers a cosmetic treatment?
Yes. But they can also serve a restorative purpose!
Thin, but durable, dental veneers are translucent shells that look like real tooth enamel.
They’re bonded over worn, or otherwise damaged, teeth and protectively seal them for up to twenty years or more!
Veneers can keep your teeth safe while restoring their original glory.
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You’re competent and capable. You take your oral health seriously and do all you can to prevent dental problems in the first place.
But isn’t it nice to know that restorative dentistry can come to your smile’s rescue when you need it?
Make sure you turn to Dr. Garrett and our team at Carolina Bright Smiles when you need a lifeline to treat damaged or missing teeth before they cause destruction on a bigger scale.