Glendale Dentists Answers Your Questions About How To Treat Serious Dental Damage

Written by Dr. McKay on Apr 11, 2017

If you are dealing with serious dental damage or infections, then you know how problematic these issues can be: both emotionally and functionally. Additionally, when one portion of your smile becomes damaged, your entire mouth can become destabilized; your smile as a whole becomes more susceptible to infection and injury.

That is why it is imperative that, as a patient, you seek timely treatment for oral health problems. With proper and prompt restorative care, you can reclaim a healthy smile, and help protect your mouth from further deterioration. Keep reading to learn more from our Glendale dentists.

Q: My tooth was knocked out in an accident, what should I do?
A: The short answer is that you should undergo a tooth replacement treatment as soon as possible. Many people choose to replace missing teeth for aesthetic reasons; they do not like the appearance of an incomplete smile. There are, however, also many oral-health reasons to replace missing teeth. Prompt tooth replacement can help you maintain strong jawbone tissue density, prevent additional tooth loss, and maintain healthy bite alignment. In our office, we use dentures, bridges, implant-fixed prostheses, and individual dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Q: What options do I have to fix cracked or chipped teeth?
A: It is very common for pediatric and adult patients to develop cracked or chipped enamel. Consequently, our dental team offers a number of treatment options to correct this type of damage. You may choose to reinforce damaged enamel with quick and affordable dental bonding. You could also use veneers or LUMINEERS to resurface the entire visible tooth surface. Additionally, customized dental crowns are indispensable in the world of restorative dentistry.

Every dental patient is different, which is why our Glendale restorative dentists take the time to tailor dental treatments to fit our individual patients’ respective needs. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our dentist; you can give us a call or use the Contact Us page on our website to reach our helpful team!