Restorative dentistry deals with the restoration of teeth. It includes services such as filling cavities, dental crowns, root canals, and more. The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore your natural smile and prevent future oral health problems. 

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a few reasons why restorative dentistry is so important. From improving your smile and restoring proper function, to saving you money, restorative dentistry is an important part of your oral health.

Continue reading to learn more and if you are in need of any restorative dentistry services or it is time for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, contact our Jersey Shore dentists at our Century Dental office in Jackson or our Seaview Dental office in Eatontown. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

Allows Our Dentists to Treat Problems Early On

Having a healthy dental routine and getting your teeth cleaned every six months helps our dentists identify any small problems that you may have early on. Restorative dentistry can fix tiny cavities and other problems before they become larger, more extensive problems down the road. You may be able to avoid the need for dental procedures such as a root canal, dental crown, or even an extraction by keeping your teeth healthy. 

Affects Your Overall Health

Poor oral health can negatively affect your overall health. For instance, gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s theorized that bacteria from your teeth and gums can make its way to your lungs and heart through your respiratory system. Restorative dentistry helps to prevent smaller and more easily treatable conditions like gingivitis from growing into larger health issues like periodontitis, which can negatively affect your overall health.  

Saves You Money

Restorative dentistry procedures such as filling cavities can help save you money in the long run. When you keep to a healthy oral routine and get regular dental checkups and cleanings, tiny cavities can be filled before they grow into larger, more costly issues like a root canal, crown, or extraction. Investing in restorative dentistry and your oral health is a very wise investment. 

Restores Proper Function

If you are having problems chewing or talking due to pain or discomfort in your mouth, restorative dentistry can help. Whether you find yourself avoiding chewing on one side, your bite doesn’t feel exactly right, or you have trouble speaking because of a loose tooth, restorative dentistry procedures can fix your bite and relieve pain so that you are better able to speak, chew and eat. 

Saves Your Natural Teeth

If dental problems go untreated, it can become necessary to extract teeth. With restorative dentistry procedures like filling cavities, root canals, dental crowns, and more, our dentists may be able to save your natural teeth. It’s important to keep and restore your natural teeth whenever possible to ensure that the original structure and alignment of your teeth remain intact. When teeth must be extracted, other teeth may shift. 

Improves Your Appearance

Restorative dentistry can not only improve the appearance of your teeth but also your face. Missing teeth can cause facial collapse. Our dentists can restore your natural teeth with restorative dental procedures so that you’ll never have to experience facial collapse. Restorative dentistry can also improve the appearance of your teeth and gums by removing decay and plaque and ensuring that your teeth are in good oral health.  

Schedule an Appointment at Any of Our Jersey Shore Dental Offices

If you are in need of any restorative dentistry or a dental exam and teeth cleaning, we have two convenient locations throughout the Jersey Shore. Our Century Dental office is located in Jackson and our Seaview Dental office is located in Eatontown. Contact us today for any of your general dentistry, restorative dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry needs.