Restorative dentistry is essentially any dental treatment beyond regular cleanings and preventive care that aims to restore the form and function of your smile. This can be anything from dental fillings and crowns to implants and even dentures.
People require restorative dental care for a variety of reasons. Because the focus of this type of dentistry is to correct any detriment to your oral health, the reasons for seeking out restorative care vary. If you are experiencing tooth decay, one or more missing teeth, a chipped tooth, or anything else that is affecting your smile and your bite, restorative care may be for you. How quickly a problem is addressed has a direct impact on the extent of treatment required, so don’t wait, give us a call at (512) 615-1240 to restore your smile today!
There are many ways to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth strong, in turn, lowering your chances of needing restorative dentistry.
One factor in maintaining a healthy smile is diet. Limiting the consumption of sugary foods and drinks like candy or soda greatly decreases your risk for developing cavities and tooth decay. Staying away from hard or sticky foods also lowers the chance of cracking a tooth or an existing crown or other piece of dental work.
However, keeping up with good dental habits, like brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for regular exams and cleanings, is the easiest and most effective way of maintaining your oral health. Brushing 2-3 times a day and flossing at least once a day will limit the amount of food particles that can build up and fuel plaque growth. At regular visits, your dentist will remove any hard-to-reach or built-up plaque and thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. The exam is especially important, because catching cavities early makes it easier to treat, and prevents you from paying the price for advanced tooth decay.
If you’re experiencing any sort of pain or discomfort with your smile, whether you’ve got cracked, chipped, decaying, or even missing teeth, there’s no time to waste. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you’ll feel relief. And more often than not, the less invasive the treatment will be. That means you’ll save yourself from extended dental pain, and you’ll save yourself money and valuable time as well. Don’t wait, get in touch links to Contact with us today to restore your smile and experience Whitestone Family Dentistry difference.