Baby boomers have kept more teeth then their parents. Keeping these teeth means a greater investment in them.
Modern dental advancements and technologies have made simple cosmetic and restorative procedures quicker and more effective than ever before.
Focuses on procedures that will restore your teeth to their proper functioning and in doing so can also have a positive cosmetic result as well. Restorative procedures can include devices such as crowns, bridges, dentures, onlays and inlays as well as dental implants.
The ultimate goal of restorative dentistry is to replace missing teeth while preserving natural teeth as much as possible. It is extremely important to replace missing teeth because such gaps are vulnerable to decay. Also, missing teeth will put unnatural stress on your remaining teeth. Eventually, this can shift the natural tooth alignment and potentially cause a collapsed bite.
What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?
- Improved functionality. This can not only improve your bite and ability to chew, but can also improve your speech.
- Conserve your natural tooth structure. Restorative dental procedures allow to treat the tooth in question, removing the decay and maintain the integrity of the natural tooth that remains.
- Improve your oral health. Broken teeth are difficult to clean and also decrease functionality. Even just one broken tooth can cause decay and gum disease.
- Builds confidence. Restorative dentistry procedures not only improves your oral health and function but can also dramatically improve your smile. This can dramatically improve your confidence and quality of life.
Studies have shown that today as people age and keeping their teeth longer then ever before also means an increase in root caries and the need for more complex dental care as the population ages.
Since we are retaining our vitality into older age now. Different solutions are available now then 10 years ago. Often my patients need to revisit their long term plan for keeping teeth in light of new technologies and materials.
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