Restorative dentistry is important for two primary reasons. First, restoring damaged teeth will eliminate painful symptoms, allowing you to eat, drink, and live comfortably. Restorative dentistry is also important for making sure that existing oral health problems don’t grow worse. The tooth decay process that causes cavities will continue to progress until addressed, and untreated cavities come with a high risk of infection. Addressing damage early also enables us to “save” the damaged tooth, rather than extracting the tooth. If a tooth is beyond repair, Dr. Loreen Wong may recommend that it be extracted and replaced with various different options.
Restorative dentistry also has cosmetic benefits, as today’s cavity filling and tooth repair materials blend seamlessly with your natural teeth to restore your smile. The team at Century Park Dental is experienced in all aspects of restorative dentistry, and we’ll be happy to walk you through your options to identify the right treatment for your needs.
Dental cavities are very common, especially among children and young adults. Caused by the tooth decay process, cavities begin forming long before you feel any symptoms. Bacteria in your mouth convert the sugar you consume into acid, which damages your teeth over time. Eventually, this process leads to the formation of the small, sometimes painful holes in teeth known as cavities. If you have a cavity, your dentist will use a restorative technique to repair your damaged tooth.
When a tooth is too damaged to be restored, Dr. Loreen Wong may recommend the tooth be extracted. There are a number of replacement options available to replace a missing tooth.
Minimize your risk of tooth decay by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with fluoride containing mouthrinse regularly. Children are at especially high risk, so be sure to monitor your child’s brushing habits, as well.
Century Park Dental is a general dentistry practice and all dental treatment is provided by a general dentist.