How to Fix Worn-Out Teeth
You can see the problems with your teeth when you’re up close and personal in the mirror, and now your worn-out teeth are becoming obvious to others. Above all, you can feel that things are going wrong with your oral health. There is no reason to settle for a sad, unsightly, broken-down smile. Full-mouth reconstruction is the most effective and long-lasting way to correct everything that’s wrong with your worn-out teeth.
Signs of Worn-Out Teeth
There are many ways to define worn-out teeth, but patients who qualify for full-mouth reconstruction often experience the following issues:
- Worn Tooth Enamel: Tooth enamel protects the interior of your tooth – the dentin, pulp, and tooth root – and, of course, makes your teeth look nice. As the years go by, enamel can begin to deteriorate, especially if you grind or clench your teeth. Some people have naturally thin or weak tooth enamel, and this makes them even more susceptible to dental problems and worn enamel.
- Mouth Pain, Soreness, and Discomfort: It’s not just the appearance and function of your teeth that affect your oral health, but the functionality of your teeth and jaw. If you are living with chronic jaw pain, you could have a problem with your TMJ or the overall anatomy of your mouth, which can be addressed with neuromuscular treatments.
- Broken and Chipped Teeth: When a tooth is chipped or broken, it’s unsightly. You might not be experiencing any pain, but damage like this makes you more susceptible to tooth decay. A tooth that isn’t properly protected by its enamel is open to bacteria and food particles. Multiple worn-out teeth mean you’re exposing yourself to multiple opportunities for decay and infection.
- Tooth Pain: A toothache can be an indication of a tooth decay or infection. If you have ongoing tooth pain, there is no stopping it or reversing it – there is only fixing it. If it turns out there are no cavities, you may be a teeth grinder, which means the pain you feel is from chronic clenching, and that’s putting you at risk for worn tooth enamel, gum recession, and more.
- Difficulty Eating or Altered Speech: Your teeth, jaw, gums, and mouth are designed to help you bite, chew, and speak properly. If you have any difficulty with these basic functions, chances are that the condition of your oral health is to blame. You may have teeth that are loose or painful, which means there is a great probability that you have gum disease.
How Restorative Dentistry Fixes a Worn-Out Smile
Rehabilitating your oral health involves both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. You not only want a smile that works and feels right, you want it to look good too. It’s critical to restore the health and foundation of your smile first, then build upon it to create a beautiful smile.
Depending on your worn-out teeth, any of the following procedures could be part of your full-mouth reconstruction:
- Gum disease treatment
- Tooth extraction
- Dental implants
- Porcelain crowns
- Fixed dental bridges
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Inlays or onlay
- Dental bonding
- TMJ treatment
Choose Full-Mouth Reconstruction to Repair Your Worn-Out Smile
If you are embarrassed about your worn-out teeth, you don’t have to live that way. Your Manhattan dentist has the tools, experience, and knowledge to manage whatever oral health problem you present. Don’t shy away from dental care because you think your broken-down teeth are unfixable. Thanks to full-mouth reconstruction and the many procedures that fall under this umbrella, there is always way to correct the pain, discomfort, or unsightly smile you have now.