The strength, function, and appearance of your smile are all very important. When there are issues detracting from your smile – particularly issues that cause functional limitations or impact the health of the teeth and gums, a combination of treatments will be necessary to restore both beauty and strength.
Rehabilitating Full Dental Function
Restorative dentistry is a collection of dental treatments and dental prosthetics designed to rehabilitate damaged teeth and gums. Unlike a smile makeover, many of these treatments go beyond aesthetics to address issues like gum disease, severe tooth decay, and age-related enamel issues for a complete restoration of form and function.
You may be a great candidate for restorative dentistry if you are dealing with more than one of the following issues:
- Missing teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Enamel erosion
- Yellowed, discolored teeth
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Inflamed, infected gums
- Infected tooth pulp
- Advanced tooth decay
- Recessed gums
Many of these problems are cosmetically undesirable, but more worrisome, they can affect the function and health of your teeth and gums, and even result in additional problems including systemic health issues like hypertension, heart attack, and kidney failure.
Cosmetics and function are not mutually exclusive in dentistry. We fully understand the relationship between aesthetics and utility, and approach your care comprehensively to improve all aspects of your smile and oral health.