Dental Restorations in Albuquerque, NM
Let’s take a short quiz.
The primary cause of adult tooth loss is:
- a) Gum disease
- b) Dental caries, also known as tooth decay
- c) Certain medications that cause dry mouth
- d) The result of injuries from car accidents, falls, and sports
If you answered A, then you are correct. Gum disease, which ranges in severity from gingivitis to full-blown periodontitis, will affect 75% of Americans at some point in their lives, and 43% of those people will lose six or more teeth to the disease by age 65. However, tooth decay, certain medications, and accidents also account for a significant number of lost teeth. A missing tooth will make your smile look less than perfect, and tooth loss can also negatively affect your ability to speak and eat properly. Just one missing tooth could contribute to the repositioning of the rest of the teeth in your mouth, which may lead to malocclusion, TMJ disorder, and further tooth loss.
Smaller imperfections, such as cavities, cracks, chips, and old dental work, can cause discomfort and embarrassment and can lead to more significant oral health problems later in life. Restoring a happy, healthy balance in your mouth begins with scheduling an appointment with Dr. Miller, who will conduct a thorough dental checkup and look for signs of decay, damaged teeth, and old dental work. From there, Dr. Miller will discuss with you various options for restoring the health of your mouth using the latest technology and employing durable materials that will give you a lasting smile.
Dr. Miller offers a number of restorative dental procedures including: