Dental issues can cause a wide variety of problems, from both a functional and a cosmetic standpoint. For instance, acidic erosion like that characteristic of cavities can cause sensitivity and discoloration early, and eventually, if untreated, a cavity can lead to tooth pain. Chipped and cracked teeth can also create sensitivity when exposed to food, bacteria and even air. That said, they can also cause embarrassment when smiling, particularly if they are on the front teeth. The good news is that modern dental restorations can be made to look natural and feel great. So, if you do suspect you could have a problem, now is a great time to talk to your dentist about how a seamless restoration could help.
Address a Cavity with a Dental Filling
Cavities are the most common dental problems for both kids and adults, alike. Fortunately, they can often be addressed with minimally invasive treatment like a dental filling. Modern fillings are often made from a composite resin material that can be shaded and sculpted to resemble surrounding teeth. This material also bonds tightly with teeth and takes up less space than metal, allowing for more preservation of the existing tooth.
Enjoy Confidence, Again, with a Porcelain Crown
For other issues, like chips or cracks, porcelain crowns are often effective forms of treatment. Crowns were once also made primarily of metal, but crowns made of porcelain offer a number of benefits. Porcelain is naturally strong and stain-resistant, allowing crowns to be enjoyed for many years with proper care. Plus, they conduct less heat than metal, making them more comfortable for many patients.
In Need of Restoration?
If you suspect you could have a dental problem, contact your dentist as soon as possible. You can schedule a cosmetic consultation with Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry in Spring, TX, by calling 281-320-2000, today.