Are you concerned that you might be in need of restorative dental treatment? If so, you are not alone. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America will be diagnosed with dental cavities? Many more will struggle with chips, cracks and other tooth-related problems. Gum disease is also a prominent problem, one which negatively impacts millions of Americans. Fortunately, restorative dental treatment can help address most dental issues, and often with fast and even beautiful forms of restoration. So, if you do think your smile is in need of help, don’t delay a dental visit. Restorative treatment is the best way to restore your smile’s health, and often its beauty, as well.
Are You Experiencing Discomfort or Pain?
If you have been suffering from heightened sensitivity or discomfort when eating, these could be early warning signs of cavities or other dental problems. These often occur when the enamel has been damaged to the point that the layer beneath it has become exposed. This second layer, the dentin, is far more sensitive, you see, which is why patients often seem to suddenly develop sensitivity when it has become exposed.
In general, any negative changes in the smile merit a dental visit, to be sure the oral health is not in jeopardy. The longer you delay treatment, the more likely the condition is to worsen. Fortunately, modern restorations come in more seamless alternatives than the metal that was once commonly used.
In many cases, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns can be used to restore the smile comfortably and beautifully, as well. So there really is no reason to delay treatment that could actually help to save your smile, both esthetically and functionally.