Your mouth is important to your general health. That may be obvious, but it’s something that many people take for granted until they have a problem.
Preventing problems is a big part of our general dental care for our patients in and around Highland Heights, KY. Yet, we know that many people will experience oral health issues. When those situations arise, we are more than prepared to help with our restorative dentistry.
Don’t wait to seek treatment if you or someone in your family needs to take care of a cavity, a broken tooth, an infected tooth, or missing teeth. We have services to get your oral health back, so you can look and feel as good as new.
Call 859-900-0919 to schedule an appointment at Northern Kentucky Dental Care if you want to start smiling again.
Restore Your Smile
It’s not vain to want an attractive smile. It’s also understandable that you may feel self-conscious if you have a dark tooth with a cavity, broken teeth, or a gap in your smile where teeth used to be.
At one time, metal fillings and restorations were common. These were effective for allowing people to bite and chew, but they didn’t necessarily make people comfortable with the appearance of their teeth.
In modern dentistry, we have the benefit of new materials. Composite resin and new types of ceramics can match the color and appearance of natural teeth. With restorative treatment, your smile can look as good or even better than it did before you had tooth decay or your dental injury.
Strengthen Your Bite
Fixing your teeth is about more than making your smile look nice, however. Your mouth is where you begin the process of breaking down food so it can be digested to provide your body nutrients and energy.
When you repair or replace teeth, you want your new teeth to work as well as healthy, natural teeth. That means you need to be able to bite and chew effectively. Dental fillings, crowns, and bridges can do just that.
Traditional dentures are certainly better than having no teeth at all. Dentures also can become looser with time. That can limit how effective they can be when you try to bite into something (like an apple) or to chew something (like a piece of steak or chicken).
You can change this by getting dental implants. If you are missing teeth, implants function as replacement roots. This makes your dentures, bridges, or crowns more secure, depending on how many teeth you need to replace.
Protect Your Health
Small dental problems can quickly lead to bigger issues. A cavity can lead to a tooth infection. An infected tooth can be painful and may lead to a tooth falling out of being removed. A single missing tooth can contribute to bone loss in your jaw, which can leave you vulnerable to losing more teeth.
The better option for your long-term oral and overall health is acting as quickly as you can to address whatever oral health problem you have. With this in mind, we can help with problems big and small.