Do you have dental problems that need reconstructive dentistry? It’s tempting to put it off, but you shouldn’t. In fact, there are many good reasons to stop postponing your reconstructive dentistry and get treatment now.
It’s Better Than Ever
Reconstructive dentistry is a medical science that is constantly improving. Reconstructive dentistry is better than ever. New advanced materials allow us to make restorations that are both beautiful and strong.
New understanding of the appearance and function of your teeth let us design smiles that look individual and natural and function better than smiles designed in the past.
Enjoy a Beautiful Smile
And since we’ve mentioned your smile, don’t underestimate the importance of a beautiful smile. Life can leave its marks on your smile, but you don’t have to live with them. Instead, you can have a smile that you’ll love, one that will give you confidence about your appearance.
With a beautiful smile, you can feel more confident in personal and professional situations, leading to better relationships. Having a better smile can make you more likely to be hired, and people who have a more attractive smile are more likely to get first (and second, third, fourth . . .) dates.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, getting reconstructive dentistry now gives you more time to enjoy the benefits of having a more beautiful smile.
Improve Oral Health
Reconstructive dentistry is about more than improving the appearance of your smile, it’s about protecting and restoring your oral health. If you have chipped or cracked teeth, these can be vulnerable to further damage.
Cavities can grow, turning into an infected tooth, which can be both painful and dangerous. And cavities on one tooth can contribute to your risk of cavities on other teeth. Plus, cavities and gum disease are linked to one another, and leaving the one untreated can increase your risk of the other. When you leave reconstructive dentistry undone, you are setting yourself up for poor oral health for the foreseeable future.
Protect Overall Health
Your current oral health can contribute to future overall health problems. Gum disease and infected teeth are potent sources of deadly bacteria that can spread from your mouth to your sinuses, your blood, your lungs, even your brain.
Even if bacteria stay in your mouth, they put your immune system in a constant heightened state. This chronic inflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.
Taking care of your oral health today can help you avoid these future health problems.
Resolve Bite Problems, Sleep Problems, and Headaches
Damaged teeth aren’t just a risk for future health problems, they can be directly related to current problems you’re struggling with. If you have problems biting and chewing, you might understand that this can be linked to the state of your teeth.
But did you know that sleep problems and headaches might be linked to your teeth? Sleep apnea can be caused by a poorly developed jaw. Headaches can be related to bite problems like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Reconstructive dentistry, sometimes combined with advanced orthodontic approaches like the DNA (Daytime/Nighttime Appliance) can resolve these problems.
The Longer You Wait, the Worse It Gets
But perhaps the most important reason not to wait to get reconstructive dentistry is that waiting makes all dental problems worse.
If you have decay in the form of cavities, untreated cavities can grow. A small crack in a tooth can expand, exposing the living pulp of the tooth. This leads to painful sensitivity and infection. Worn teeth wear down further, which makes bite problems worse, and can speed wear, which will also eventually expose the living tooth pulp.
The longer you wait to get reconstructive dentistry, the more involved, expensive, and time-consuming your dentistry will be.
Now Is the Time for Your Smile
If you have reconstructive dentistry that you’ve been putting off, now is the time to finally do it. With benefits for your health, your appearance, and your happiness, you’ll be delighted you did.
Remember, if cost is the barrier between you and reconstructive dentistry, we offer helpful financing and flexible payment options to help fit it in your budget.
To learn more about the benefits of reconstructive dentistry in Columbus, OH, please call (614) 848-5001 today for an appointment with leading cosmetic dentist Dr. Mike Firouzian at Firouzian Dentistry.