What happens when a tooth is damaged or develops a serious oral health concern? When this happens, treatment is crucial for avoiding an infection or losing the tooth entirely. Fortunately, we can create custom-made dental restorations to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile. Let’s look at three signs that you may need restorative treatment.
Signs You Need Restorative Treatment
- Your Teeth Hurt: Do your teeth feel sensitive when you eat or drink cold/hot foods or beverages? Do you notice a toothache that hasn’t subsided after 48 hours, therefore is unlikely related to sinus infections or air pressure changes? Then you may pain that us caused by decay or infection. When your teeth hurt, we can identify the source and recommend treatment, such as a filling or a root canal procedure, to stop discomfort and protect your tooth.
- Your Teeth Are Damaged: If you chip or fracture a tooth, treatment is crucial. Often, damage can expose sensitive layers of tooth structure to bacteria, allowing decay and eventually even infection to arise. We can repair damaged teeth quickly. A dental bonding procedure can fix minor chips in one visit. We can also place crowns to correct serious breakage or fractures. The restorations will also be natural looking and blend with your smile.
- You’re Missing One or More Teeth: Losing a tooth can lead to a number of oral health complications, ranging from misalignment to further tooth loss. Fortunately, we can place a dental implant to fill the gap and protect the stability of your smile. We can use implant dentistry to replace a single lost tooth, or secure a prosthetic, such as a bridge, partial, or complete denture. If you have any questions about dental implants, or any of our restorative treatments, then please contact our office today.
Do You Need a Restoration?
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller can provide lifelike and custom-made restorations to improve your smile. Contact us today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.