Preventive dentistry involves the more common dental treatments patients obtain at the dental office, including checkups, x-rays, and cleanings. These are done in conjunction with proper home hygiene habits to reduce the risks of developing periodontal disease or tooth decay. However, these conditions may develop more often than you might realize. When they do, it is a wise choice to work with a dentist to undergo restorative treatments that can protect and preserve the smile. At our Mesa, AZ dental office, the team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry can assist with a customized variety of restorative dental services to address dental concerns and allow patients to feel confident in a beautiful, healthy smile!
When does my smile need restoration?
There are a wide range of situations that can arise that may require a patient to seek restorative care. Some of the more common reasons include:
- Tooth damage. While your teeth are small, the enamel of the tooth is incredibly strong. In fact, tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body! However, if the tooth has experienced damage to the natural structure, it may not be able to heal on its own. This can impact the integrity and strength of the natural tooth. In situations such as this, our dental team may suggest repairing the damage to not only prevent the damage from getting worse, but to restore health appearance.
- Tooth decay. Cavities cause holes in the natural tooth enamel which can become large and deep. Deep cavities can cause an infection inside of the tooth, so it is important to have fillings and cavities placed to restore the tooth and protect it from further damage.
- Tooth loss. Tooth loss is not as common as it used to be, but there are situations in which patients may still experience it. Tooth loss may include planned extraction or trauma or disease that causes the tooth to come out on its own. Restoring the smile after tooth loss is important to maintain natural bone, keep the beautiful appearance of the smile, and allow patients to eat and speak efficiently. The replacement may be done using dentures, bridges, or dental implants.
Find out how the team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry can restore your smile
Caring for your smile often requires patients to reach out for assistance with a qualified dental team at address problems before they become worse. To learn more about how our team can customize your smile with smile restoration, schedule an appointment with Drs. LeSueur, LeSueur, and Dodaro by calling our practice in Mesa, AZ at (480) 834-6991. Our practice, conveniently located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive in Suite 1 is committed to providing the best possible care for new and current patients and families in the community.