Did you recently chip a tooth? Do you have tooth decay? Or are your teeth getting worn down by the years or tooth grinding (bruxism)? In any of these cases, reconstructive dentistry gives us the tools to repair your teeth. We can make your smile whole and beautiful again. The restored teeth will look and function like natural, healthy teeth.
You don’t have to live with decayed, worn, or broken teeth. If you want to learn how your smile can be fixed by reconstructive dentistry in Edgewater, NJ please call (201) 943-6644 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater.
Making You Whole
The goal of reconstructive dentistry is to make you and your smile whole again. No matter the cause of your tooth damage, the impact is more than physical. People with damaged teeth can experience embarrassment, depression, and even grief. Your smile is part of your self-image, and when it’s damaged, your self image may be, too.
When we design your reconstructive dentistry treatment plan, we take both the physical and emotional dimension into account. The goal isn’t just healing, it’s happiness, too. What good is a smile if you don’t want to show it?
Common Reasons Teeth Need Reconstructive Dentistry
Our teeth are strong and durable. They can stand up to many of the challenges they face, but some things are capable of damaging them. When that happens, you will need reconstructive dentistry. Common causes of tooth damage include:
- Decay (cavities)
Each of these causes creates certain patterns of damage that need appropriate treatment.
Tooth decay occurs when oral bacteria excrete acid onto the tooth. The acid dissolves your tooth enamel. A cavity forms, which then grows as more bacteria shelter in the cavity. We treat small cavities with fillings. As cavities grow larger, we might recommend a dental crown to protect and support the tooth. If a cavity reaches the living interior of the tooth, called the pulp, we will recommend root canal therapy.
Erosion occurs when you have acid in your mouth regularly. Acid can come from drinks like soda, fruit juice, or wine. Some foods are also acidic, like pickles and vinegary sauces. Acid can come from the stomach if you have GERD. Some people even erode their teeth with so-called healthy habits like drinking or rinsing with vinegar. Cavities attack single teeth, but erosion can attack all your teeth at once. This may require a full set of dental crowns to repair. In some cases, we may have to remove your teeth and replace them with dental implants.
Wear is caused by physical rubbing of your teeth against something. Usually, this is just your other teeth, especially if you grind your teeth. But teeth can wear down if you bite pens or your fingernails. You can wear your teeth down by brushing with abrasive toothpastes, including charcoal toothpaste. This can require large-scale reconstruction similar to erosion.
Trauma to your teeth can damage one or many teeth at once. The most common causes of tooth trauma are sports accidents, traffic accidents, and violence. Minor cosmetic damage can be restored with veneers, but more serious damage may require crowns or even dental implants to repair.
You Can Get Your Smile Back
Dr. Wanda Mejia, Dr. George Sepiashvili, and the rest of our experienced reconstructive dentists know how to address all kinds of tooth damage. We can repair your smile to eliminate the physical damage and help you feel good about your smile again.
No matter the reason why your smile has been damaged, if you are looking for comprehensive, effective, and attractive reconstructive dentistry in Edgewater, NJ, please call (201) 943-6644 today for an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater.