When it comes to your house, you keep things repaired as best you can. Sure, you might leave a scratched wall or creaky door for another day, but you take care of anything important. You live there, so you should make sure it’s safe and comfortable.
But when it comes to your dental health, just about everything is important. That’s because you can’t stop using your teeth. As you continue to chew with them, any damage becomes worse over time. If you have a hairline crack, a chipped tooth, or something similar, you simply cannot wait.
That’s why you need to call Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC today at 732-945-5343 and make an appointment for restorative dentistry. From simple fillings to dental implants, our team can fix damaged teeth even if things have gotten bad.
Enjoy A Healthy Smile
Why is it important to repair any damage to your teeth? There are three general reasons:
- It protects the rest of your smile. Your teeth are independent from each other, but they are so close that when one is unhealthy, that can easily spread. Infections can hit nearby teeth, and biting down incorrectly can cause jaw problems and worn enamel.
- It makes your smile look much better. It’s easy to feel embarrassed when you show cracks and chips when you smile. By repairing the damage, you improve the beauty of your teeth and boost your self-esteem in the process.
- It promotes your overall wellness. It’s not like your mouth is a separate part of your body, so when your teeth are damaged, that can impact your health overall. For example, an infection inside a tooth could spread into your bloodstream and cause inflammation.
But perhaps the biggest reason is because you need to chew. That’s harder to do when it hurts. Even if you don’t experience discomfort this way, all that chewing will cause the damage to get worse over the years. What starts as a hairline crack in the enamel can split a tooth open.
Get Needed Treatments
To enjoy the benefits, you first have to get the treatments! Here are some of the restorative dentistry procedures you can use for repairing your smile.
- Dental crowns: What better way to repair a damaged tooth than to cover and seal it? These are tooth-shaped caps that fit snugly over the tooth. It adds a layer of protection so the damage doesn’t get worse, but it also hides cosmetic problems so the tooth looks amazing instead of ragged.
- Dental bridges: No one should have a gap in their smile because a tooth fell out or was removed. This restorative treatment uses one (or several) dental crowns as a replacement. It’s bonded to the neighboring teeth so it stays where it belongs, and you can finally chew and look normal once more.
- Root canal therapy: If a tooth gets infected, it’s in danger of causing you pain until it falls apart. To avoid this, our team can use a root canal to carefully remove any infection inside a tooth. And thanks to our modern rotary technology, your root canal therapy is more comfortable and quick as ever.
- Fillings: Cavities are by far the most common dental problem faced in this country, so it makes sense that fillings are the most common treatment. However, you can get modern fillings that are colored to match your enamel. This way, you repair the damaged teeth but avoid having silvery metal in your smile.
- Dental veneers: If the problems are mostly with the front of your teeth, this treatment can really help. Our team makes thin but durable shells that are bonded to teeth. This hides any damage but also seals them up like a dental crown. If durability is your main concern, then e.max veneers can work. You can also get Lumineers which is the thinnest you can get.
Replace Lost Teeth
One special treatment that deserves a deeper look is the dental implant procedure. This is where a lost tooth is replaced by a dental crown attached to an implanted, artificial root. Here are some of the benefits of this treatment.
- Long-lasting: You can replace a lost tooth with a dental bridge, and that’s often a more affordable alternative for many people. However, that bridge will likely need replacing in 10 years or so. With a dental implant, that’s probably the only missing tooth treatment you’ll need for the rest of your life! (That means it even saves you money in the long run.)
- Keeps your jawbone healthy: Whenever you chew, stimulation travels down the tooth’s root and reaches the bone tissues. This helps keep your jawbone strong. When a tooth is gone, that stimulation disappears and the bone under that gap starts to deteriorate. Since a dental implant includes an artificial root, it returns the stimulation needed to keep your jawbone healthy.
- Looks & feels completely natural: Don’t worry, the replacement tooth used with your dental implant will both look and feel just like the one you lost, only healthy. In fact, this treatment is as close to regrowing a missing tooth as possible.
You can even use implants to hold snugly onto a set of dentures. This way, your jawbone gets stimulated as above, but you can replace several teeth in a row and even all of them on the top or bottom of your mouth.
Let Us Help Your Smile
Whether you need a cavity repaired or a tooth replaced, you can get the fixes you need for damaged teeth. In addition, our team knows to focus on your comfort. That’s why you can enjoy neck pillows, headphones, and even a Shiatsu chair massager. These can help you feel at ease when visiting the dentist.