Unsightly damaged teeth can affect the quality of your smile and diminish your self esteem. Looking your best and keeping your teeth in best possible condition can make a difference in your personal, public and professional relationships. Depending on the extent of damage, your eating may become challenging, as well.
Protecting your teeth from damage not only will help prevent serious problems or pain later, it can save hundreds or thousands of dollars in restorative dental work. When damage happens, it is important to see the dentist and take care of it as soon as possible.
Chewing hard foods such as candy or ice, clenching or grinding teeth together, using teeth as a tool to pry open containers, holding or chewing on pencils or other hard objects, and playing sports unprotected can cause damage to your teeth. Decay or previous restorations, such as large fillings or root canals can also compromise the strength of teeth and make them prone to chipping or breakage. Ignoring such damage to your teeth could lead to pain, infection and possible loss of the tooth.
Please call our office if this happens, so we can assess the problem and plan the best way to treat and restore the teeth.