Do I Need Restorative Dentistry?

Most people know they need to see the dentist regularly, in order to maintain a healthy smile. But if you have neglected those appointments, or just began noticing some sensitivity or discomfort when you eat, it is possible you are in need of more than a regular checkup. You could need restorative dentistry. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides a number of nearly seamless ways to help restore a smile after a dental problem. From chips or cracks, to a bad cavity, it is time to learn how your dentist could help repair your smile!

Is Sensitivity Your Only Issue?

If your teeth suddenly feel very sensitive, you could be suffering from a dental cavity. These are the most common form of dental issues, and they actually affect almost 90 percent of the world’s population. While it might be tempting to just ignore minor sensitivity, if it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup, it’s advisable to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. If you do have a cavity, and it is not treated promptly, it will likely worsen, causing the need for more extensive treatment.

Are You Tired of Dental Pain?

Restorative dentistry can be scary, particularly if you don’t know what to expect or if you suffer from a general dental anxiety. But that is no reason to delay treatment that could help save your tooth, and just as importantly eliminate your dental pain.

Procedures like root canals are actually designed to help eliminate your dental pain, and anesthesia and/or sedatives can be used to keep you comfortable during the treatment, so there is really no reason to be scared of treatment.

Will restorative treatment be noticeable?

Modern dental treatments, like fillings and crowns, can be made to closely match your natural teeth, so the resulting restoration is not nearly as noticeable as it might have been in years past. Tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin are a great example of an esthetically-pleasing restoration. Porcelain crowns are also beautiful ways of addressing dental problems, including cavities, chips, cracks, and even as part of a prosthetic, through the use of a dental bridge.

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.