Did you know that missing teeth can lead to other dental problems in the future? Many people mistakenly assume that their dental problems are over once the decayed teeth have been pulled, but the truth is that missing teeth is just the tip of the iceberg for other dental problems. If you want to protect your oral health, then you need to consider the benefits of having dental restoration to fill in the gaps in your mouth.
There are actually two types of tooth restoration that you might choose from. Certain restorations aim to save the teeth that are currently in your mouth, to prevent the need to pull those teeth. Other restorations can be used to replace teeth that are missing, in order to fill in your smile and get rid of the gaps.
Your dentist can offer a variety of treatments that can be used to repair or replace your teeth, and these treatments are often suggested if a portion of the tooth is missing because of decay or damage. Tooth restoration might include treatments such as fillings, crowns, implants, or one or our other cosmetic dental treatments.
If your tooth has been pulled, why is it necessary to restore the tooth? Restoration is used to prevent infection and additional decay in your mouth, and it is also possible to replace the tooth that you have lost.
One of the motivating factors for dental restoration is to improve your smile and restore confidence. Missing teeth can cause a lack of self-confidence, which has a domino effect on other aspects of your life. These dental restorations are designed to match the color and size of the rest of your teeth, so the new tooth blends in with your smile.
Another reason that dental restoration is important is because replacing the tooth can prevent additional damage in your mouth. When there is a gap between your teeth, the other surrounding teeth might start to shift and move out of place. If the healthy teeth start to move, then you risk the loss of additional teeth because the root of each tooth isn’t able to hold tight in your jaw bone.
Are you missing teeth? Right now is a great time to get started with tooth restoration. For more information about the restoration services that are available, we invite you to contact our office to learn more. We will schedule a consultation and talk with you about the best treatment for your individual situation. Call us today!