If you groan and moan over just the idea of having to have root canal treatment, a dental filling or even dentures, you don’t realize the many benefits restorative dentistry offers. This particular area of dentistry is rather common and also includes dental crowns, dental bridges and dental implants. It is called restorative because your East Brunswick dentist restores function to your mouth that has been lost due to tooth damage and tooth decay.

Missing or otherwise damaged teeth affect your life in any number of ways. A missing or damaged tooth can limit your ability to properly speak, eat and smile with confidence. One way in which you can have a missing tooth replaced is through dental implants.hot

Restores Form and Function

If you are missing teeth within your “smile zone,” that area where teeth are visible, you likely have a huge concern with aesthetics. In fact, you might have a big problem with how your smile looks and avoid smiling to hide your teeth. You might even hide your smile behind your hands. This will have a negative impact on your self-esteem and you may even find yourself avoiding social functions and even your friends.

Missing teeth also present a serious problem that isn’t cosmetic related, but function related. If there are certain foods you avoid eating due to pain, you could be missing out on vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. And without a sturdy root to support it, the bone tissue in your jaw begins to deteriorate.

These are all good reasons to call your East Brunswick dentist for an appointment.