As you age you may begin to experience issues with your teeth, even if you’ve been taking good care of them. These problems can arise simply because of the everyday, long-term pressure we all put on our teeth. Imagine how many hours you spend chewing and biting or perhaps grinding your teeth at night. Your teeth are also often exposed to sugary and/or acidic foods. These events can injure your teeth, wearing them down and weakening them. An older person can suffer a crack or fracture from something as simple as biting down too hard on a nut. In addition, diseases such as periodontitis can cause the teeth damage. All of this damage and wear and tear is addressed by restorative dentistry.
So what exactly is Restorative Dentistry? Many patients are aware of the procedures and focus of general dentistry and even cosmetic dentistry, but restorative dentistry is less understood. In fact, restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that diagnoses and treats diseases and structural damage in teeth, improving their function and health. At Matus Family Dentistry, we provide an array of services specifically designed to restore teeth to a healthier state, even to their fullest possible use. These services include dental implants, crowns and bridges, dentures, and veneers. Because there are a wide array of services, you’ll want to make an appointment so we can determine the specific procedure that will most benefit you. If you have experienced problems with your bite, differences in your speech, worn or missing teeth, cracked or fractured teeth, or gaps in your teeth, restorative dentistry is likely a good option for you. Using restorative dentistry procedures and the latest technology, Dr. Matus will be able to improve your teeth so that it’s easier for you to eat and speak, so that you have a greater comfort level, and so that your smile looks better.