Restorative dentistry refers to dentistry that saves or replaces teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to keep your smile as intact as possible. This might mean dental implants, bridges, dentures, partials, crowns, and even fillings. There are many reasons that restorative dentistry is important. Here are just a few.
Maintain Your Bite
Your bite is important for a number of reasons. How your teeth come down into a biting position affects your jaw bone, your gums, and the durability of your teeth. When you have a missing or damaged tooth, your bite can be severely affected. This can lead to further damage to your dental health. It can also affect your diet if you are unable to eat foods that you need to stay healthy.
Maintain Your Health
Your overall health is directly linked to your oral health. When your dental health fails, bacteria in the mouth can cause infections that can travel throughout the body. The best way to make sure that this doesn’t happen is to get routine dental care and maintain your dental health. Your health is also affected by your dental health in that you must be able to eat and chew properly.
Maintain Your Confidence
Everyone wants to be able to smile with confidence. Having a great smile isn’t just good for social situations. It can also help you land better jobs, earn promotions, and open doors to other opportunities.
If your smile is less than perfect and you have been putting off restorative dentistry, it is time to take a step forward. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.