Learn how restorative dentistry today, can protect your teeth tomorrow
Restorative dentistry is the repair of your teeth, so they stay in shape, function properly and continue to look great. Tooth decay and damage affects even the most diligent brushers. A tooth filling or implant can be daunting but delaying treatment can mean more problems down the track.
Our advice? Nip it in the bud. It’s often a quick fix and your smile will thank you. Whether you require a dental filling, implant or general check-up, Hawthorn Road Family Dental Clinic is here to assist. Contact us today and speak with our friendly staff to arrange your next consultation.
What is restorative dentistry?
Even though our teeth are astoundingly strong, they are not indestructible. Regardless of our age, tooth decay and damage is almost inevitable. Restorative dentistry refers to the procedures used to repair or replace your teeth. The aim is to protect your natural teeth as much as possible and promote all round oral health for years to come.
Hawthorn Road Family Dental Clinic offers a range of treatment options for restoring worn, decayed, damaged or missing teeth including:
At our state-of-the-art clinic in Caulfield, we offer the latest in technology, equipment and expertise to suit your individual needs.
Does restorative dental work benefit my teeth and oral health in the future?
Looking after our teeth and restoring them when necessary is a lifelong process. The beauty of restorative dentistry lies in the mitigation of long-term problems. Restoring a decayed, damaged or missing tooth can provide benefits such as:
- Relief from pain or discomfort
- Improving the appearance of your teeth
- Protecting the structural integrity of your teeth
- Protecting the function of your teeth
You can think of restoring your teeth like restoring a house. If you fix minor issues as they arise, they are less likely to snowball into larger, more costly problems. And, just like our house, we want our teeth to be structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing, too.
What happens if I don’t seek treatment when my teeth are in a deteriorating state?
It’s worth considering the immediate and long-term implications of untreated tooth decay and damage. In the short term it might mean pain, discomfort, avoiding certain foods or sensitivity. But long-term it might mean infection, further deterioration and worse-case scenario losing a tooth altogether.
For example, if a cavity is left untreated it will almost certainly get worse. The decayed part of the tooth can spread and eventually effect the root of the tooth. This may lead to a blackened or dead tooth, which can then fall out.
When decay spreads to the supporting tissues of your teeth this is known as periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases are unpleasant and may involve:
- Gum recession
- Inflammation around the tooth
- Dental abscesses and infections
- Deterioration of bone, gum and tissue
The good news is that regular dental check-ups will allow your dentist to detect cavities in their early stages. Early detection and early treatment will usually mean a tooth filling is all that is required. This way the more serious problems can be averted.
What are the costs of restorative dentistry?
When deciding on a course of action for restorative dentistry, an initial consult will enable us to consider whether and what type of treatment is necessary. We can also discuss the associated costs of the various options and your budget.
We understand each patient is unique and the individual services required may vary. At our Caulfield clinic we take the time and care to tailor our services to fit your personal aesthetic, functional and budgetary needs.
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Hawthorn Road Family Dental is a family friendly clinic committed to affordable and accessible oral health care. Our highly qualified and technically experienced practitioners are dedicated to helping patients overcome their dental concerns.