As one of our most visible attributes, our smile says a lot about us. But the benefits of having healthy, beautiful teeth extend beyond physical appearance. Conversely, damaged, unhealthy teeth can have significant impacts on our health. Our Orlando dentists at Thornton Park Dental Arts specialize in restorative dentistry, which focuses on repairing and sometimes replacing damaged or decayed teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Here, our dentists outline four of the top benefits of restorative dentistry to our patients. Contact our dental offices in Orlando today to learn more about our available services and to schedule an appointment for treatment.
Chewing is a function comprising a delicate balancing act that requires specific coordination from our jaw, teeth, and tongue to ensure food is properly broken down before being digested. When food is chewed improperly, it can cause choking and digestive problems. In addition, impaired chewing due to tooth damage on one side of the mouth can cause a patient to chew only on the side of their mouth without damage, leading to further dental problems. We can help patients improve their chewing function, and some patients even experience improvements to their speech following their restorative dentistry procedures.
Teeth that are not properly aligned as well as damaged, chipped, and broken teeth can all cause issues that result in jaw pain and discomfort. These issues can include jaw pain, stiffness of the jaw muscles, persistent teeth clicking and clenching, and unintended biting to the surrounding gums. In severe cases, this discomfort can cause recurrent headaches and migraines or difficulty sleeping. Thornton Park Dental Arts offers several restorative dental procedures that properly align teeth and restore damaged teeth to perfect, functional condition. These options may include Invisalign®, tooth fillings, and dental bonding, among other procedures.
With most dental procedures, the primary goal (when possible) is preserving the health of either all or part of a natural tooth with damage. Dental crowns and bridges, or caps, can help preserve damaged teeth by physically encasing the remaining structure of the natural teeth being capped. Crowns are designed to match the natural appearance and feel of the tooth they are capped onto. In addition, teeth that are severely decayed or need to be extracted can be replaced with dental implants to prevent bone loss in a patient’s jaw. If you have a tooth pulled and not replaced, the jaw bone that held your tooth in place will weaken and eventually dissolve. Restorative procedures from our dentists can help save your tooth or replace it with a natural-looking option.
Restorative procedures can preserve natural teeth or replace natural teeth with long-lasting and natural-looking options, so you can recover your confidence with a beautiful, healthy smile. In addition, dental restoration gives your teeth an enhanced appearance. The shape, evenness, and color of your teeth often convey how healthy your smile appears to others. Having the assuredness to smile wide can boost your self-confidence and provide you with a more youthful appearance. Our office offers several innovative procedures to help restore and improve the look, feel, and function of your teeth. Contact us today to learn more!