If you are suffering from broken or missing teeth, you understand the consequences go much deeper than just the look of your smile. Your oral health and the function of your smile will suffer as well. Thankfully, we live in a wonderful time for restorative dentistry where we can repair and replace teeth to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth!
If you have a broken tooth, it can become more sensitive to hot and cold, and can be a source of pain. A broken tooth is also more susceptible to decay, as well as further breakage. A broken tooth can also cause your teeth to fit together differently, which can be problematic for your bite and TMJ.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the surrounding teeth will eventually begin to shift and rotate. This can also cause serious problems for your alignment, bite and TMJ. When missing teeth are left missing, the underlying jawbone actually begins to deteriorate or atrophy, which is what causes that ‘sunken face’ appearance you have seen in patients with missing teeth or traditional dentures.
Broken and missing teeth can also have a huge impact on the function of your smile, including your ability to eat a balanced diet and speak properly. A healthy, complete smile is an essential part of living a healthy, complete life.
If you’re living with broken or missing teeth and are ready to improve your oral health and your quality of life, we would love to speak with you about our restorative options!
Our restorations are made with advanced, high-precision technology to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. They’re made from durable, natural-looking tooth colored porcelain, and can sometimes be designed and placed in a single appointment!
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Advanced Dentistry by Design, contact your Carson City dentists today!