Restorative dentistry has come a long way through the years. Whereas the point of restorative dentistry 40 or 50 years ago would have been exclusively to return function and health to structurally damaged teeth, modern restorative dentistry is able to accomplish this and give patients aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking smiles, as well. Patients with damaged or missing teeth have never had better options at their disposal in terms of restoring function, health, and beauty to their smiles.
However, it remains true that the best treatment for damaged teeth is prevention. As strong and cosmetically appealing as modern dental restorations may be, there is no substitute for a healthy, intact natural tooth. And the best way to ensure the prolonged health of your natural teeth, whether you currently have all of them or want to preserve those that you have left, is to visit the dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings and thorough oral exams as recommended by the American Dental Association.
At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, Dr. John M. Pinnix and Dr. George A. Betancourt can restore your mouth to its optimal state and then provide you with the care you need to maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime. They will also provide you with the education you need in order to protect your healthy smile, including education about the causes of tooth loss, at their Charlotte, NC dental practice. The more you know about the causes of tooth loss, the more likely you will be to avoid them.
Whether you have all of your natural teeth or you are missing one, several, or all of them, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today. Whatever the state of your oral health, we can help you achieve the smile you desire.
Below are the three most common reasons that adults lose their natural teeth. Unfortunately, even those adults who take exceptionally good care of their teeth may lose a tooth due to injury, trauma, or disease. However, the following reasons are generally within the control of people:
If you would like to learn more about the causes of tooth loss and how they can be avoided, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today.