Is Your Smile In Need of Restorative Dentistry? Part One

Most people know that they should be scheduling regular dental checkups. Unfortunately, not many people stick to a careful preventive care routine, including bi-annual cleanings and dental exams. This can lead to significant plaque buildup, which once hardened onto the teeth can only be removed through a professional cleaning. Unfortunately this calcified substance known as tartar, can then create a host of dental issues, from cavities to gum disease. If you have noticed changes in your smile, such as an unsightly yellow film on your teeth, chronic dry mouth or even consistent bad breath, you could be struggling with a dental problem. Restorative dentistry is the best way to address most dental issues!

What Can Be Done to Restore Your Oral Health?

In most cases, dental issues will not resolve themselves with time, because the teeth cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can. Fortunately, that is where restorative dentistry comes in. In many cases, restorative treatment allows a dentist to help preserve any damaged teeth and to restore a patient’s overall oral health.

How badly decayed, infected, or otherwise damaged your tooth is will be a deciding factor in what restorative treatment is necessary.

Basic cavities can often be treated with minimally invasive treatment, for instance, such as a filling. Dental fillings involve first cleaning and sterilizing a decayed tooth, then applying a composite resin material to help seal the tooth against further decay or infection. If the cavity is more progressed than a filling can address, a dental crown may be necessary to offer added protection.

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!