Restorative dentistry is focused on improving the functionality and health of your mouth, reversing the consequences of decay, disease and neglect.
When Dental Restoration Is Needed
For each restorative dental treatment plan, there is usually a history of poor dental hygiene that explains what has brought a patient’s mouth to the point of crisis. When a cracked tooth or cavity is left untreated, it can have far-reaching effects in the mouth. The nerve may lose its protective covering, exposing it to microbes and the outside environment, and ultimately leading to development of an abscess, an extremely painful condition.
In the same way, when gums are ignored, it can similarly multiply problems in the mouth and even throughout the body. Roots begin to loosen, bone begins to attenuate and, ultimately, even your facial profile can change dramatically.
Restorative Dentistry Treatments Available
In these cases and more, there are many advanced treatment options available. Gaps or chips can be improved with dental bonding or veneers. Veneers cover imperfections with strong, thin protective shields that look good and feel completely natural.
For patients who have waited too long to address serious dental issues, Dr. Añonuevo will help choose the best option for replacing missing teeth. Improved technology and innovative dental techniques have made the process of obtaining dentures, bridges and implants easier, more comfortable and more cost-effective than ever. Choosing among these effective options is important, as ignoring missing teeth can have serious consequences, including misalignment of remaining teeth and loss of volume in the jaw bone.
How Does Restorative Dentistry Work?
Restorative treatment is both comprehensive and customized. So much of what will be performed is based not only on the state of your oral health, but your own preferences and expectations. That requires close collaboration between you and your dentist, and Dr. Añonuevo always makes the time to answer every question and suggest possible solutions to each dental issue. Once you are ready to move forward as a team, he will set a timeline for the procedures you have chosen, and begin taking X-rays and other measurements.
In many cases, the restoration process can occur in our office over a series of visits. In severe cases, Dr. Añonuevo may work in collaboration with other dental professionals, including orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists and periodontists.
Am I a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
You may be a candidate for advanced restorative dentistry interventions if you are experiencing bleeding and inflamed gums, pain in the jaw, have chipped or fractured teeth, or have already lost one or more teeth. What was true when the neglect began is still true today: The consequences of delay can be serious, and immediate treatment is the best way to preserve your teeth, your oral health and your smile for a lifetime.
If you would like to discuss your specific dental needs with a respected, trustworthy dentist in Charlotte, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Añonuevo. Please call or email Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas today to make your appointment.