The most common types of dental treatments are those designed to help you keep your smile healthy by preventing the onset of common dental concerns. For instance, dental checkups and cleanings (the only service that everyone requires routinely) helps remove the harmful plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and more. However, such issues still develop more often than you might realize, and when they do, a more direct restorative treatment may be necessary to protect and preserve your smile. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we can customize a variety of restorative dental treatments to address your tooth concerns and help you once again enjoy a fully healthy smile.
Because your tooth is damaged
Your teeth may be small, but they’re the toughest parts of your entire body. They have to be to fulfill their duties of biting and chewing your food, which makes them the most-used parts of your body, as well. Yet, when one or more of your teeth suffers damage to its structure, the damage won’t heal on its own, and it can negatively impact the strength and integrity of the tooth. Fortunately, the right dental treatment can repair the damage and stop it from growing worse, all while restoring the tooth’s structural integrity and its healthy appearance. For instance, in cases of severe damage, we may recommend placing a custom dental crown over the tooth to completely restore it.
Because you’ve developed tooth decay
Tooth decay causes damage to your tooth, as well, but the harm to your tooth is the result of a bacterial infection rather than excessive force or accidental trauma. The most notable type of damage it causes is a hole, or cavity, in your tooth’s structure, which progresses and becomes larger over time. When detected and treated in time, tooth decay and the damage it causes can often be addressed by cleaning away the infection and filling the cavity with tooth-colored composite resin. More severe cases of tooth decay, which can affect the inner chamber and tissues of your tooth and its root canal, may require root canal therapy to address.
Because you’ve lost one or more teeth
Tooth loss is much less common these days than it used to be, but patients can still experience it for a wide variety of reasons. When it occurs, the results can be devastating, not just for your smile’s appearance, but also for your bite’s function and your long-term oral health. Restoring your smile and your bite’s balance requires replacing the lost tooth or teeth with a lifelike prosthesis, such as a dental bridge, denture, or implant-supported restoration, which we can custom-design to blend in almost seamlessly with your smile.
Find out how we can restore your smile
Sometimes, caring for your smile means helping it overcome a problem before it gets worse. To learn more about how we can customize your smile restoration, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.