If there’s one thing your teeth should absolutely do, it’s tear and chew up your food. When your teeth get damaged or even come out, you could have a hard time chewing. For some, it can even be painful at times. Restorative dentistry from our Phoenix, AZ dental office can repair your teeth so you can chew and eat normally again.
Are Dental Crowns Considered Cosmetic Or Restorative Dentistry?
Sometimes, damage to your tooth is too extensive for a white filling. Either the cavity is too big, or the damage is from an accident. Chipped or cracked teeth need help to stay in one piece, and that’s what dental crowns do. Crowns are caps placed over the visible part of your tooth. They are shaped like your real teeth and are made the same color as well. Once placed, they hold a tooth tightly together and protect damaged areas. That’s why crowns are one of the restoration treatments that can ease your hard time chewing problem. Dental crowns also make a tooth look great again, so they can be considered a cosmetic treatment at the same time.
Are Root Canals Painful?
If bacteria get inside a tooth, they infect the dental pulp there. Pulp is home to all of a tooth’s nerve endings, so this infection can be quite painful. Root canals are a restorative treatment that removes the infection. They will keep your tooth safe and pain-free like it should be. The treatment is no more painful than getting a tooth-colored filling, and with local anesthesia, most patients feel nothing.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Missing a tooth obviously makes it harder to chew. But it can be painful as well. Hard foods like chips or pretzels can get pushed into that space when you chew. This can hurt your gums. A powerful and lasting replacement is a dental implant. Since natural teeth have roots that go into the jawbone, dental implants use artificial roots that do the same thing. A replacement tooth is then connected to the root. Afterward, it will be like you had a tooth regrown.
What Are White Fillings?
When you have a cavity, you need to repair that damage. Otherwise, it can hurt every time you bite down with that tooth. The cavity can keep growing as well. The easiest restoration treatments for that is a filling. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, we offer tooth-colored fillings, also called white fillings. They are bonded to your teeth and repair the damage. They are also matched to the color of your teeth, allowing them to restore your teeth while remaining almost invisible.
Dr. Matthew Cavendish was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
To learn more about how restoration treatments can get you out of having a hard time chewing, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Phoenix, AZ dental office today at 602-842-6504 or fill out our online form.