When you think that something might be wrong with your oral health, delaying a trip to the dentist can be more costly than you realize. By putting off your dental visit, you leave more time for complications to occur. This can lead to greater discomfort, and it can mean more of the tooth structure is lost when there is a problem with decay. If you have an issue with tooth loss, putting off the restoration of your complete smile can lead to more issues with your remaining teeth as well as a greater risk for difficulties with jaw pain and teeth grinding. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help you deal with the problem that affects you so that you no longer have to worry over the condition of your smile.
Oral Health Issues Will Grow More Serious When Care Is Not Provided
If you have an active problem with a cavity or dental injury, it can make you vulnerable to complications that further affect your tooth and put you at risk for an uncomfortable and serious smile threat. You can also experience greater difficulty biting and chewing, which can lead to your overreliance on other teeth, wearing them down prematurely. If the problem is with tooth loss, letting a gap remain unclosed will hurt you by compromising your bite and making you vulnerable to the loss of more teeth.
Dealing With A Cavity Or Tooth Injury
A cavity or physical tooth injury can be addressed with the appropriate restorative dental work, including care with a filling or crown that imitates your healthy tooth structure. The treatment approach will depend on what state your tooth structure is in when you arrive. For example, if a cavity is detected and treated early, it can be addressed with a filling that allows us to leave surrounding tooth structure unchanged. However, when the problem is with a more advanced cavity, capping the structure with a custom dental crown becomes necessary.
Taking Care Of Tooth Loss With A Secure Prosthetic Appliance
With both dental bridges and implant-held dental restorations, we can take care of your incomplete smile and ensure that you no longer have issues with your health or bite function. Both of these options can offer cosmetic as well as functional benefits. An implant-held restoration can lead to long-term security and jaw health while not modifying neighboring teeth. With a dental bridge, we can permanently close a gap in your smile without the need to perform oral surgery.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treating Your Dental Problem
If you have an issue with your oral health that is in need of treatment, please reach out to Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.