Am I a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
How are your teeth right now? Are they just fine, or are they broken, cracked, chipped or decayed? If your teeth have any of these issues, then you are a candidate for restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry treatments fix dental issues that affect your bite and prevent you from using your teeth the way they are meant to be used: to bite and to chew. Ask yourself the following questions, and if you answer “yes” to any of them, then chances are that you are a candidate for restorative dentistry.
Are My Teeth Cracked or Chipped?
If you answer “yes” to this question, then you might be a candidate for a restorative dentistry treatment like crowns or dental bonding.
Do You Clench or Grind Your Teeth?
Clenching and grinding can lead to your teeth becoming worn, and therefore more prone to damage and decay. Restorative dentistry can help to repair your damaged teeth and give you back full functionality in your mouth.
Have You Lost Teeth?
Missing teeth should never be ignored because the remaining teeth will inevitably try to crowd in and fill the gap. This results in a bad bite. Missing teeth can be replaced by means of implants, bridges or dentures.
Are Your Teeth Decayed?
If you have decayed teeth, then you are most definitely a candidate for restorative dentistry. Fillings are actually the most common types of dental restorations, and if you do have tooth decay, you should have it dealt with before it has a chance to take hold and affect the rest of your teeth.
Are you happy with your smile? Is there something you would like to change about your smile but are unsure of a solution? Whether you have one issue or many, a Complete Aesthetic Exam and Diagnosis with your doctor can offer a treatment solution for almost any dental concern.
How Did You Do?
Remember, a “Yes” answer to even one of those questions means that you are a candidate for restorative dentistry. So if your teeth are ground down, decayed or otherwise damaged, contact Dr. Manami Yamaguchi at Dental Arts & Wellness in Lake Oswego, OR. She can advise you as to the treatments that will be necessary to restore your oral health. Call 503-603-0700 to arrange an appointment.