It can be tempting to ignore tooth sensitivity, or other warning signs of dental problems, hoping they will simply go away. After all, many parts of the body can heal themselves given time. You don’t have to rush to the doctor every time you scrape or bruise your arm or leg, stub a toe, or get a minor scratch or cut. Unfortunately, when the teeth have become damaged, they are not able to repair themselves. This means that without dental treatment these problems are only likely to worsen over time. The good news is that you can protect your smile and improve your comfort by simply scheduling restorative dental treatment when you first suspect a problem.
How Can a Restoration Help You?
Dental restorations are designed to help improve a person’s comfort, but they also serve other important functions. First, and perhaps most importantly, they can help to prevent infection, by limiting the tooth’s exposure to bacteria or even food particles, which could eventually create a painful tooth infection. Second, though, modern dental restorations can even help to improve the smile’s appearance, as well as its comfort and functionality.
Can You Enjoy a Beautiful Restoration?
Modern restorations include tooth-colored dental fillings and porcelain crowns, both of which can be carefully crafted to look natural. Tooth-colored fillings are created using a composite resin material which bonds tightly with teeth. It can also be sculpted to blend nearly seamlessly within the smile.
Porcelain crowns are similar, in that they can be customized to look incredibly natural. That said crowns often prove even more durable thanks to the strength and the stain resistance of dental-grade porcelain.
Need Restorative Treatment?
Restorative dentistry helps to prevent ongoing dental problems, and to improve comfort. You can schedule a restorative dental visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.