You don’t need to have any major oral health issues going on to consider the benefits of restorative dentistry for your smile. In fact, your teeth and gums may be in excellent condition or you could be doing just fine with your existing repairs and you can still benefit from the transformation of dental restorations. Here are just some of the signs that can make you a great candidate for restorative dentistry.
1. You have silver fillings.
Silver fillings have long gotten the job done when it comes to repairing decayed teeth. However, these mercury-laced fillings are also toxic and, over time, will leach into a person’s system while also discoloring the treated tooth and surrounding gums. These amalgam fillings can also expand, which threatens the stability of a tooth, and could lead to cracked or broken teeth. The solution, suddenly, becomes the problem.
If you are living with teeth that are filled with silver fillings, you don’t have to keep them. They can be replaced by tooth-colored composite fillings that designed to blend in with the rest of your tooth enamel. Teeth, after all, are meant to be white. Tooth-colored fillings are free of mercury and can be used to replace silver fillings, repair decay, build up teeth that need support, or address small areas of damage.
2. You have an unsightly tooth (or two, or more).
There are many ways to upgrade unsightly teeth. Many people turn to their Fort Lauderdale dentist’s cosmetic dentistry menu for possible solutions, but it’s important not to overlook the potential perks of restorative dentistry, most notably porcelain crowns.
If you have an oddly shaped tooth, a stained tooth, or any tooth that stands out because it simply does not look like the others, a porcelain crown can be customized to cover things up. Crowns – also known as caps – are versatile restorations that are color-matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Their purpose is to improve the form and appearance of a tooth as well as its function.
3. You’re tired of your dentures.
Modern dentures are an excellent solution for missing teeth. They fill in the blanks in your smile, whether you’re missing an entire arch of teeth or just some teeth in one area of your mouth. Unfortunately, many wearers lament the need for adhesive, find the covering of their palate uncomfortable, and just want a restoration that is permanent. Enter dental implants.
Even if your dentures are working well enough, if you’re tired of living with the daily reminder of your missing teeth, talk to your Fort Lauderdale dentist about switching to dental implants. This restorative dentistry solution can give you back the feeling of natural teeth that are fully functional and solidly established in your jawbone. No daily upkeep is required beyond normal brushing and flossing.
Find Out What Restorative Dentistry Is Right for You
Dental restorations are not one-size-fits-all. Contact Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Charmaine Johnson at Premier Smile Center to learn more about how to improve your smile, even if it’s still working just fine. You deserve teeth and a smile that feel good and look good. Restorative dentistry can make that happen.