Tooth restoration treatments are designed to improve the appearance, functionality, and integrity of severely damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. The benefits of these procedures, however, are not solely aesthetic. With the right treatment plan, not only will your smile look better, but you’ll also have a far more efficient bite, and a far lower likelihood of experiencing additional tooth loss and decay. Following are some of the key benefits of both functional and cosmetic tooth restoration, along with tips for finding the right restorative procedures for you.
Minimize Additional Tooth Loss
Whenever a person has badly damaged or missing teeth, this individual is constantly placing additional strain on the natural teeth that remain in the mouth. As a result, these structures will sustain an inordinate amount of wear and tear over time. Broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged teeth that are left unchecked will invariably increase the likelihood of further tooth loss. As stress fractures and tiny cracks develop in the healthy, remaining teeth, harmful microorganisms will be allowed to gain entrance, and serious infections and other problems will occur.
During a restorative procedure, bite forces are carefully balanced by the dentist. Going forward, this means that no additional stress will be placed on any single tooth structure. More importantly, all of the teeth can do the very jobs that they are meant to do and nothing more. This is why patients are encouraged to seek dental treatment as soon as structural issues such as tooth loss, cracked, chipped or fractured teeth arise.
Surprisingly, missing teeth won’t just impact your ability to effectively chew hard, crunchy, or sticky foods. When multiple teeth are missing, this loss can actually have a negative impact on your ability to enunciate properly when talking. This is especially true when the damaged or missing teeth lie at the front of the mouth. Whether choosing dental implants, dental bridges, partial dentures, or all-on-four implants, these improvements will make it infinitely easier to speak clearly both at work and in your private life.
Increase Your Confidence
One of the greatest benefits of having a tooth restoration treatment performed is being able to smile with confidence. Missing and damaged teeth can make you far less positive, proactive, and outgoing in both the social and professional arenas. Once you’ve had your smile completed and improved via tooth restoration, you can take photos, talk and engage with others openly, and proudly show your smile off everywhere you go.
Get in touch with the team at Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge to learn more about our options in functional and cosmetic tooth restoration. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!