Fun fact: The hardest part of the human body is the layer of enamel on our tooth surface. Our teeth are built strong but, as we age, they can experience a great deal of wear and tear. Even with proper care, our teeth can sometimes develop problems that lead to missing teeth or unsightly gaps.
Thanks to modern dentistry, there are many ways you can fix your smile. Here are some common issues that can affect your teeth, and some suggestions to avoid or remedy them.
Gaps in Teeth
Many people feel anxious if they have a large gap between two of their teeth. Here at our practice in Gainsborough, invisible braces are a popular choice to eliminate these spaces. In a period of only a few months, orthodontists will be able to slowly and safely realign teeth to create a perfect smile.
Cavities that Show
Sometimes, cavities can cause a discolouration on the surface of teeth, making them look unattractive. A great solution to this is putting fillers into the affected area of the teeth.
Before our dentists do that, the discoloured part of the teeth is completely removed. Modern white fillings, now as durable as their silver-coloured counterpart, are put in their place. Our skilled dentists can shape fillings in a way that they mimic the shape of natural teeth.
Chips and Holes
Sometimes, our teeth chip, which can affect our smiles. Crowns and veneers can be a non-invasive solution to this particular problem.
Crowns are made from durable material and are moulded to look like natural teeth. They cover the teeth to protect them from further damage. Because they look so natural, they can be passed off as real teeth.
Veneers, on the other hand, are simple solutions to small cosmetic problems. This compound is applied to minor chips on the surface of the tooth and left to dry. Veneers are a more conservative solution than fillers.
Visible discolouration on teeth is sometimes linked to advanced tooth decay. In these cases, our dentists may suggest root canal treatment. With this method, the tooth is cleaned completely with all discoloured parts taken out. The dentist will then remove the underlying nerve while keeping the actual tooth.
After the procedure, the affected tooth will be restored to its original colour with the permanent filling blended to be invisible.
In some cases, complete tooth extraction is necessary. Dental implants are a great solution for teeth that have been removed. Implants are shaped to look exactly like the tooth they will replace. A tooth implant is secured in place with a titanium screw. Unlike dentures, dental implants are meant to be permanent replacements for missing teeth.
No matter how stringent a dental routine is, people may still develop problems with their teeth. Fortunately, the field of dentistry has many unique solutions for all these problems. For more information about what services you can turn to here at Dee Kay Dental, don’t hesitate to talk to us.