Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest part of the body? It can sustain an exceptional amount of wear and tear. But without proper care and oral hygiene, it can easily develop damage and tooth decay over time. Bacteria that linger along the gum line and on your teeth can result in numerous problems including cavities, and even worse – gum disease. That’s why having regular check-ups with your dentist is important so they can continue to monitor the condition of your teeth and mouth. If any holes or damage is identified, restorations and filling could be necessary to prevent progression.
Let’s take a closer look at how restorations and fillings can help protect your smile.
What are Restorations and Fillings?
If your dentist does notice holes or brown spots on your teeth, this is an indication of a cavity. To treat this, the dentist will perform a filling. This consists of a soft composite resin that is applied directly to the tooth. After a few moments, the resin will set and harden, filling in the hole and correcting any damage caused by the cavity. And, thanks to the advancements in dentistry today, now these composite resins can match the colour of your teeth perfectly so you or others won’t even notice the difference.
When it comes to extensive restorations, such as a gap in the gum line or repairing more severely damaged teeth, the most common procedures include veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Depending on the condition of your teeth, your dentist will recommend a customized treatment that can replace or cover the damaged area.
What to Do if You Think You Need Treatment?
If you’re experiencing extreme sensitivity in one or a few specific teeth, or if you’re simply unhappy with the look of your teeth, schedule an appointment with us at Kemptville Smiles Dentistry. We can assess the condition of your oral health and discuss restoration methods that are best suited for tackling any areas of concern for you. Many of these restorative treatments are fast, effective and only require one or a few visits to complete treatment.
So if you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, reach out to us today to set up an appointment so we can help you get the confidence and look you desire.