It is interesting to note how many of our dental patients are unfamiliar with the idea of restorative dentistry. Most know all about the treatments that would be used in this specialized area of dentistry, but many have never actually heard themselves described as a candidate for restorative dentistry. At Port Washington Dental Care in Merrick, NY, we always discuss any restorative needs with patients as this is the path to optimal oral health and wellness over the long term.
You can become a candidate for restorative dentistry through a diversity of issues or behaviors. For example, as your dentist in Merrick, we have seen patients who suffer dental trauma that cost them a few teeth, broke some teeth and even harmed the jaw. We have seen patients who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) and who have worn their teeth and need a restorative dentist to halt any further damage. We also have seen patients with missing teeth or wide gaps, and they too require restoration.
As you can guess, restorative dentistry is aimed at restoring the use of the teeth and the entire mouth to its fullest function. It will consider everything from the alignment of the bite, the issues that might cause further problems, oral hygiene and more. Restoring function means allowing you to eat, look, and speak just like you have always done, and with a smile that looks as good as it functions.
If these things sound appealing to you, it may be that you are a candidate for restorative dentistry treatments in our office. The solutions we might use include a long list of services, and though some sound general or even cosmetic, they can all be put to use in helping restore an individual tooth or your entire mouth.
Consider that we may recommend dentures, dental implants, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, alignment, special night guards to prevent grinding, and so much more. It all begins with a visit to our office. At that time, we will do an exam and diagnose any issues that will benefit from restoration. We will develop a custom treatment plan that allows you to enjoy the healthiest teeth and gums, and a fully restored smile.
If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for restorative dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Merrick, NY office at 516-378-1725. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. Learn more on the benefits of restorative dentistry and the procedure overview.