Did you spend a great deal of 2016 dealing with discomfort or insecurity caused by a dental problem, like a cavity, or a visible chip or crack? What caused you to postpone restorative treatment? Were you worried about how the procedure would feel, or how your smile would look following treatment? Modern dental restorations are made to be comfortable, and also natural-looking. Best of all, they can help protect the smile from worsening issues, that could eventually lead to the need for extensive treatment like root canal therapy or even extraction. So, if you want to spend 2017 enjoying renewed confidence in your smile, it is time to talk to your dentist about how restorative treatment could help!
Don’t Delay Restorative Treatment
It is important to keep in mind that while the teeth are strong, they lack the ability to repair themselves. So, unlike the skin that might heal given time, dental problems are only likely to worsen without professional repair. This is why restorative dentistry is so imperative when a tooth becomes damaged, whether due to dental decay, damage caused by chewing or even after an accident or injury affecting the smile.
Still Worried About Going to the Dentist?
If you are worried by restorative treatment, why not talk to your dentist about how sedation could help? In the vast majority of dental cases, there is a safe sedation method available that can help keep a patient calm and comfortable leading up to and during the procedure. Sedation can even help patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety move past their fear, to receive the care their smiles need.
Ask about Seamless Restoration Options
If you are hoping to enjoy a beautiful smile after restoration, and who isn’t, speak with your dentist about the seamless modern restorations available. Tooth-colored fillings, for instance, are made to look natural while still protecting fragile teeth. Similarly, porcelain crowns are a natural-looking way to address chips, cracks, and other damage.